That's right. It's time.
It's time to bring back grunge.
Are you like me? Are you burned out with stadium rock? Music that objectifies women? Worthless party tunes?
Grunge is the music of my generation. Despite forming in 1987, Nirvana became the signature band of the 90s – creating the so-called grunge sound. Their formation in Seattle helped replace the Sunset Strip as the mecca of popular rock.
While some would argue Nirvana killed all other forms of rock – this isn’t entirely true. Nevermind was released in 1991. That year was pretty diverse for rock: people hadn’t taken sides yet. By 1994 it was all over but the shouting for bands like Poison and Britny Fox. At this point, Nirvana were kings of the grunge world and Alice in Chains and Soundgarden were filling stadiums – and the rock charts.
Surely this deserves some respect. After all, Nirvana and Alice in Chains changed the course of music history. Maybe the grungers had it right: the days had come and gone for the L.A. hair farmers.
Grunge was so big when I was in high school, we actually had “flannel day” during spirit week. I never saw Nirvana live, but I do know one person that was so obsessed with Seattle she called the city her “holy land.”
If you’ve missed grunge, here’s a link that has lots of tips to bring back the 90s music phenomenon.