Re: Was Grunge really necessary?
Posted by: RAB ()
Date: February 15, 2012 10:23PM

I'm not one that subscribes to the idea that it was Grunge that was solely responsible for making the 80s hard rock obsolete.

In August 87 Appetite for Destruction came out & GNR was portrayed as the band that would rid the world of the pretty boy poser nonsense. To most of the people I knew at the time, this meant that the likes of Winger, Nelson, Warrant etc. that followed in the next 18 months were anachronisms, albeit ones that still sold massively in the US for a period.

The fresh new music was Jane's Addiction, Kings X, Faith No More, Fishbone, Warrior Soul etc. They all had a mixture of styles & lyrical maturity that was lacking with those bands that eventually became labelled Hair Bands. And don't forget the impact of Metallica etc.

When the press started using the term Grunge it related to Mudhoney, Tad, the Melvins etc. The name fit those bands but by purely geographical coincidence the likes of Mother Love Bone were placed in the same category & from there it seemed to be applied to the rest of the Seattle scene when none of the bigger bands sounded alike.

The grunge bands really were hard rock bands that could cross genres and be embraced by both metal fans AND alternative fans but so were the likes of the Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails etc.
In my opinion it would have still happened without Nirvana & Pearl Jam.

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Re: Was Grunge really necessary? 349 Scott Watson 02/15/2012 08:07PM
Re: Was Grunge really necessary? 362 MetroGnome 02/15/2012 08:41PM
Re: Was Grunge really necessary? 324 the ORIGINAL brent 02/15/2012 08:47PM
Fans my age were lucky.... 379 rocknut 02/15/2012 08:54PM
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No. 333 jamesrock 02/15/2012 09:08PM
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Re: Was Grunge really necessary? 255 Terry K. 02/16/2012 01:21PM
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Re: Was Grunge really necessary?399 RAB 02/15/2012 10:23PM
Re: Was Grunge really necessary? 318 rocknut 02/15/2012 10:34PM
Re: Was Grunge really necessary? 308 MetroGnome 02/15/2012 11:09PM
Butch Walker certainly seems to think so 406 Benno 02/15/2012 11:27PM
Re: Butch Walker certainly seems to think so 351 Skinkie 02/15/2012 11:59PM
Re: Butch Walker certainly seems to think so 333 rocknut 02/16/2012 12:26AM
Mustaine 224 Benno 02/16/2012 03:12PM
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Re: Butch Walker certainly seems to think so 342 forestred 02/16/2012 01:45AM
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Re: Butch Walker certainly seems to think so 361 Robert 02/16/2012 01:55AM
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Re: Butch Walker certainly seems to think so 222 Nunzio Soprano 02/16/2012 05:46PM
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Re: Was Grunge really necessary? 234 Leppard 02/16/2012 11:16AM
For What? 259 Joe-× 02/16/2012 11:45AM
Re: For What? 220 Julian H 02/16/2012 12:15PM
Re: For What? 238 Terry K. 02/16/2012 01:33PM
Re: For What? 237 joe 02/17/2012 12:38AM
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Re: For What? 200 joe 02/17/2012 07:01AM
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Re: For What? 205 rocknut 02/18/2012 08:14PM
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in a word, yes 194 TedSheckler 02/17/2012 07:02AM
Re: in a word, yes 194 Terry K. 02/17/2012 09:24AM
Re: in a word, yes 185 rocknut 02/18/2012 08:15PM
Re: in a word, yes 147 Terry K. 02/19/2012 12:51AM


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