Entertainment Does grunge music hold up?

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  1. Gretsch Man

    Gretsch Man Well-Known Member

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    What do you think? Personally, I never much cared for it. There were a few good songs from bands like Nirvana and Soundgarden, but overall, I don't think the genre had much to offer. I've even heard people argue that grunge is what ultimately killed off rock music, but I'm not sure that's true. I think it was mostly a reaction to the overabundance of glam hair bands from the 80's, the pendulum swinging the other direction.

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    It sucks shit.
     
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    LOL

    I actually preferred "alternative" bands like REM back in the day. Their music holds up much better, in my opinion.
     
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    These bands are OK.

    But the rest suck shit.
     
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    I love grunge, although I don't listen to it much anymore, but If I ever hear a good grungy song on the radio, I don't change the station.
     
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    I think it helped to do that. Those assholes wanted us to believe that being a rock star was a major chore. I suppose for Kurt that was authentic due to being fucked in the head. But Eddie was just a pretentious little shit. They ushered in all these other watered down bands that wore shit clothes and frowned all the time. It was sold as being authentic but it was the worst in suburban white preening.

    At the same time you had videos with black guys throwing money around, grinding against girls and driving fancy cars. They became the rock stars while little whiny white turds bemoaned it all.
     
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    It opened up the doors for too much of everything including more grunge bands that never would have made it big in any era, just because they didn't have the chops, or the charisma. They also paved the way for Grunge-lite, like Bush, which I hated.

    But as with any movement, there are only really a handful of great bands, then a number of great albums by bands that had no more than one in 'em. But the bands that all led to grunge had more songs up their sleeves, so for me, you got to give the props to Husker Du, Black Flag, KISS, the Stooges, Replacements, etc.

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    No it doesn't.....:no:
     
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    I was never a big fan
    some of it I like more now than then
    i'm sure that's a nostalgia thing more than anything

    so I guess I have to say it's better now
     
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    a piece of vinyl
     
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    1990s Soundgarden was my favret.
    Nirvana sucked balls and I'm glad that douche killed himself.
     
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    I liked plenty of grunge, at least the original wave. It certainly still holds up to me. Many songs I still love.


    And opposite of mentioned above, something like R.E.M. that I somewhat liked at one time.. I can't listen to them anymore.
     
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    Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam are undeniably great
     
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    Not really. Too whiny
     
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    I never got into it despite being age appropriate when it was the biggest thing in world. Always saw Kurt Cobain as a lazy pretty boy who couldn't handle his dope.

    Alice in Chains was the exception. I've always liked them.

    Recently, when Soundgarden reunited, Amazon had all their old albums on sale for like $4. I bought the first 3 indie records they did and really, really dug them. Especially "Louder Than Love" - a great overlooked album.

    Thing is, what constitutes "grunge" those bands sound wholly different to me. I always assume REAL grunge were the bands that never made it, like Melvins, Mudhoney, Tad etc. maybe I'm wrong.

    I also liked that one tune by the Screaming Trees "Nearly Lost You" a lot, even back in the day. Mark Lanegan has done some cool stuff with Earth and QOTSA in recent years.
     
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    It was rock's last gasp and it was a smelly one.
     
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    It's a hell of a lot better than the crap out today. Justin Biber is a big star today. :giggle:
     
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    Yes
     
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    I still enjoy listening to Mudhoney, Greenriver Soundgarden and others. Pearl Jam and Nirvana I can't make it through song.
     
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    I never subscribed to the idea that grunge killed rock. One scene gets a little stale, and another fresh one comes along. It was new and different at the time.

    Grunge was ok, I like some of it, but certainly not my favorite type.