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It's Time for Grunge

Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments35 Comments

It's time.

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.


 

Reader Comments (35)

I was in to them for like a month when i was like 12 im 18. i honestly cannot stand nirvana. they make me want to take some antidepressants.
April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChey
grunge did not kill hair metal. the music business did. they find the next big thing, copy it and water it down so it all sounds the same and then ditch it for the next big thing. it's what they do. personally i love nirvana's music and there were other good bands too. besides, it's just a term created by someone in the music biz to lump bands together whether they sound similar or not. soundgarden was getting airplay on headbangers ball before the whole grunge craze took off. then suddenly they were being called grunge because of where they were from.
April 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdon
Damn you Allison! I've just been eatin' the breakfast and saw "Bing Back Grunge" logo. Girl, was shiked to death. It was like "Is it the Apocalipsa?" :D But yeah, it's the first of April :P

Not a fan of grunge at all... Some people should learn how to tune the guitar :D
April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZB
What !! - oh yeah i forgot. Now play some more Kix.
April 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterred6ixx
APRIL FOOLS
I hope?
April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucifer
I despise Nirvana. I hated it then, and I hate it now. Sorry.
April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
hahaha wow smells like teen spirit on bring back glam
yeah, gotta be april fools

haha!
April 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterr0ck0n
HAHAHA nice one april fools :D
....at least i hope so...
April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRikky Sleeze
I can't wait for the Nirvana reunion tour! WOO HOO!!!

Oh wait...
April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJT
I THOUGHT YOU'D LOST IT FOR A MINUTE....

KIX KIX KIX KIX KIX....!!!!!!!!!!!
April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGlenn Odin
THIS IS GAY! Grundge sucks ass and hair metal is 4 ever!

This better be a joke!
April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMotleyCrue666
26 million views for that tripe? How depressing..

I'm going to lock myself in my room and listen to Neil Young.
April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPat
This best be an April Fools joke!
April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarc
Man,
She had me going for a couple of minutes.
That was a great April Fool's joke.
Whew!
April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRita
WHEW!!! Thanks everybody! I completely forgot about April Fools Day. I almost had a heart attack! I was gettin ready to talk some smack to Allyson!
April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEddieLongHair
You had me for a moment! I thought you'd lost it and went "dark side." Then I remembered the date.

And personally, I have nothing against grunge, I just like party rockin', hair metal, a HECK of a lot more.

Ryo
The Rock and Roll Guru
http://rockandrollguru.blogspot.com
April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRyoVie
ha ha, april fools. good one!
April 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkari
Bring Back Grunge....LMAO! Good One Allyson!
Wow, a lot of people didn't get the April Fool's Joke, huh?
The only thing better would have been to announce that you were getting a Hinder tattoo.
April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterValentine
I have to say that you got me at first! lol

Now I'm hoping this is just for "April Fools"
April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn

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