I respect the opinion of nobody who actually seriously uses the word "grunge" to describe a genre of music. The word was made up by the media.
Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, etc........all were rock bands. That's right, good ol' American Rock 'N' Roll.......
grunge is an adjective which means dirty. If you're going to comment on Kurt Cobain, Eddie Vedder or Chris Cornell's hygiene being less than perfect.........you might want to take a look at the rest of the rock industry of the time, hell, even today.
oh yes....Nirvana is so horrible. That's why they single handedly changed the direction of the music industry with the release of their second album. Without them, you may not have even heard of bands that later became famous if not for Nevermind killing the pop-metal-hairbands. Instead of the Jeremy video on mtv you would have been seeing another Def Leppard video. Instead of the Black Hole Sun video you would have been seeing another Warrant video.
This is all of course assuming you're actually in your mid-twenties or older and were into the music scene back then. I know it sounds funny but from time to time we actually do get teenage kids coming in here commenting on music of the early nineties....even though they were only 2-3 yrs old at the time. They normally just come in and spout of some stuff they've read on a website or something.....you know, their research being as they weren't even around during the period they are discussing. Crazy isn't it..........
so hearing the music at the time it was made makes any difference to anything? beleive it or not i wasnt that old in the 90's, but i still know about them...throught *drum roll please* general knowledge, conversations with people who were, etc etc...
Grunge means dirty, Metal is a classification of elements....ur point? theyre genre's through media intervention or not, theyre genre's...
Nirvana steered music away from hair-metal, and i thank them for that (altho i do like def leppard and few other bands of that ilk). but what has that got to do with the quality of music they created? they steered music in a different direction, doesnt necesarilly mean they were a good band.... and it says on name of this thread "one of worst grunge bands ever" not "one of the least influential"
i stick to my comment, they invented grunge...but they werent good at it
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I refer to it as Grunge coz I'm used to it. Fair enough it may not be a completely correct label for the genre but it's an acceptable one. If I was disrespecting the freaking awesome artists and bands it gave us I could understand. However, Soundgarden are one of my favourite bands and alongside Maynard, Chris is my fav singer. Layne up there also. A.I.C are unbelievable.
I don't think you should slander ALL teens man. Going around this forum looking at my posts I doubt any of you would have guessed I'm 18. Only just also. Well, last Dec.
I think the music a lot of the people my age are into are shit. Mostly because they like to have the thinking done for them. Me? I like to know what's going on in the world in which I live and I like to use my brain. I love the music I own and listen to because it has enhanced my life ever since I have been into it and will till the day I depart.
What the topic is however, is Nirvana being "shit". They aren't, they were and are an incredible band. Overrated yes but shit? No. People who were fans have been turned off their favourite band because of all the crap bandwagon fans who jumped on after he died and the band split. If Chris Cornell died and all these dumb kids started saying "He is the best." I'd know it was shit, but what matters to me is that I love the music he made with his bands, the musicians they are and the musician he was. So incase that is why you are fuelled to start this topic, think again and don't let morons drive you away from your life's music. Coz then you really have to question how much of a fan you are anyway.