noun.

1. A genre of music arbitrarily applied to any punk or heavy metal band (exclusively) from Seattle during the early to mid 90's.
You know Nirvana had simple songs consisting of four chords, heavy distortion, and some white guy screaming. If it was 1981, it would be just another punk act. But it's 1991, that shit is GRUNGE!
BaconIndustry가 작성 2010년 06월 19일 (토)
Nirvana doesn't fit into the category of music and neither do nay other band because everyone has a different meaning of grunge or punk or all those names you use to classify bands or an era under. Nirvana don't sound like any other band and they're an awsome band (the best in my opinion).

Greg Ginn said"The REM and Nirvana successes don't mean much to me except as a potential distraction for bands who want to cash in on the trend. Don't try to sound like someone else. REM and Nirvana don't sound like anyone else".

Tom petty said "Nirvana to me was the most significant thing since the Beatles"

grunge is a category of music
zatck가 작성 2005년 11월 30일 (수)
one of the best types of rock ever. better then hair metal who only cared about aperance then thier music. poetic-like lyrics, and dirty distorted guitar riffs. its such a shame no a days we have to listen to rap and hip hop that has no talent. if kurt cobain was still alive, im positive that rap and hip hop wouldent even be in existence. but grunge isint just nirvana, its also the smashing pumpkins, pearl jam, and last and posible the best grunge band ALICE IN CHAINS. its sad that layne had to die. but now alice in chains reformed with a new singer and are now touring with thier old songs. and also thay might be coming out with a new album. o ya.....i forgot the stone temple pilots.
grunge - amazing.
metal- good.
hair metal- all image no talent.
rock- the best type of music with the exeption of emo and the punk now a days.
punk- use to be good.
rap- crap.
hip hop- same as rap, either way thay both need to die out.
GiantGio가 작성 2007년 02월 02일 (금)
A way of life, living without care, not giving a fucking shit. Main stream describes it as a music genre but really most people who are grunge listen to alternative music mostly, along with rock metal and punk. Most of the style came from the west coast, Seattle being a major input but also Cali and Nevada helped with large populations of grunge.

Some of you almost got it. But the rest of you... Go fuck yourself, you will never get it.
Living a grunge lifestyle you do a lot less laundry.
mental terrorist가 작성 2013년 01월 15일 (화)
a word that people who knew nothing about nirvana (the ones with only nevermind and all they listen to is smells like teen spirit) labeled them although in interviews they said they did not think of themselves as grunge. the true "grungers" didnt think of themslelves as grunge either. just a label. they called themselves punk. hard to believe huh
Stupid Smells Like Teen Spirit Addicted Ritalin Crack ho: OH MY GOD GRUNGE IS NOT DEAD IT LIVES ON IN MY HEART (or some other emo shit)
NaotaXL가 작성 2004년 08월 24일 (화)
In the early and mid 1980s located near seattle, grunge was a subgenre of punk that included bands such as Green River,and The Melvins. Though these bands did combine heavy metal and punk, the word was to describe the tainted and lazy guitar sound. grunge was used to describe a fashion style, which included torn and faded jeans,and ratty t-shirts, as well as bands such as Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, and Alice in Chains. Grunge died.
Nirvana knocks my socks off.i love grunge.
chris foxylady가 작성 2005년 11월 13일 (일)
A music genre, mostly METAL sounding (inspired by metal bands such as Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple), with a very slight touch of punk (NOT PUNK BASED) which originated in Seattle in about 1984 with the rise of the band GREEN RIVER, who INVENTED it. Grunge was then mastered by SOUNDGARDEN who released perhaps the most definitive grunge CD, ULTRAMEGA OK in 1988, before they took a more straight heavy metal approach to their music (and incidently improved after each album). People often make the mistake that Nirvana were the "inventors" of grunge which is simply bullshit because they didn't make an album which got alot of recognition til 1991 (7 Years after the founding of the grunge genre). And Nirvana are often labelled the most best grunge band which is bullshit because ALICE IN CHAINS are way better as are SOUNDGARDEN, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, SCREAMING TREES and MUDHONEY, quite simply because each of the bands mentioned write better songs including heavier, sludgier and grungier riffs, more skilful and ranging vocals, lyrics of grunge spirit and of course amazing drumming, complemented by difficult basslines as opposed to Nirvanas simple one note basslines.

Also, The Pixies, although a good band, are NOT the godfathers, or even influences of grunge. They formed after grunge had already been invented.
Black Sabbath are by right the godfathers of grunge, because they had the similar sounding heavy sludge riffs and vocals.

Some other great grunge albums worth buying are FACELIFT by ALICE IN CHAINS, BADMOTORFINGER by SOUNDGARDEN and CORE by STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
- Some Emo listening loser - 'Yo dude I'm a huge grunge fan!'
- Some TRUE GRUNGE fan - "What grunge bands do you like?"
- Some Emo listening loser - 'Nirvana, they are grunge, and they're the best'
- Some TRUE GRUNGE fan - "You're just a fucking retard, Nirvana didn't even fucking invent grunge and they're by far the most horribly overrated band of the grunge era, just compare their songs and their guitar solos, and drumming to a kick ass band like ALICE IN CHAINS. Buy the album FACELIFT then see who's a better band you retarded fuckwit"
Someone who hates Emo가 작성 2006년 01월 30일 (월)

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