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Kimawolf
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(05-19-2017, 04:38 PM)
Anyone around in 1989-1992 saw something pretty epic happen in music, the transition, almost overnight of rock music. While thrash remained in its corner, chugging along, the super popular hair metal bands (Van Halen, Europe, GnR, Rat, Montley Krue, etc) all took a huge popularity hit as Seattle pumped out a new sound, Grunge.

Nirvana, SoundGarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam. These five bands were huge and mega popular with their sound which was totally different than what was popular just a few years earlier.

Kurt Cobain- lead singer of Nirvana is gone

Layne Staley- Lead singer of Alice in Chains, gone

Scott Weiland- Lead singer of STP, gone

And now Chris Cornell, leader singer of Soundgarden, gone.

Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam is the last man left of those “founding” mega groups of grunge music. It really feels like it’s the end of an era and possibly of a genre.

We're you into grunge/Seattle sound in the 90s? Did you or do you enjoy the music?

Have you found a band that is possibly carrying the torch?
nitewulf
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(05-19-2017, 04:39 PM)
yes.
GavinUK86
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(05-19-2017, 04:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kimawolf

It really feels like it’s the end of an era and possibly of a genre.

Grunge has been dead for years mate.

I used to listen to it in my teens like a lot of people. Not so much now.
ced
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(05-19-2017, 04:44 PM)
Same thing was going on in my mind yesterday.
Ultima_5
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(05-19-2017, 04:44 PM)
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is dinosaur jr grunge
Human Resources
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(05-19-2017, 04:45 PM)
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tad says yo
emilioasis
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(05-19-2017, 04:46 PM)
we still have Mark Lanegan
DeSo
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(05-19-2017, 04:48 PM)
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Their music lives on
Fercho
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(05-19-2017, 04:49 PM)
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I've never been a fan of these groups or grunge for that matter. I only like one Nirvana song, a couple of STP and none of Alice in Chains.

I don't like Soundgarden at all either, but i love AudioSlave and i also think that Cornell has the best Bond song. He had the best voice too.

I love Pearl Jam though , i have like 3 records from them and saw them live in LA many years ago. Awesome group with an awesome singer. They lightened up in their latest records and that helped them a lot. Eddie Vedder also seems to be a quite happy dude.

So tragic how the lead singers of most of these groups ended.
CHC
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(05-19-2017, 04:50 PM)
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Honest to god can't think of another scene, let alone one on the scale of grunge, that was so fatal. Like, hell, even most gangsta rap artists and punk icons are still around.
Dahellisdat
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(05-19-2017, 04:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by emilioasis

we still have Mark Lanegan

And Buzz Osborne and Mark Arm
collige
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(05-19-2017, 04:51 PM)

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dmaul1114
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(05-19-2017, 04:53 PM)
It's definitely sad for me as I grew up with those bands and they still account for a ton of my music listening time as nothing has surpassed that sound for me.
Mahonay
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(05-19-2017, 04:53 PM)
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Pretty nuts. I was thinking the same thing yesterday.
Killer Queen
Gunpowder, gelatine
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytiiime
(05-19-2017, 04:54 PM)
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Rivers Cuomo save our souls
texasairhead101
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(05-19-2017, 04:54 PM)
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Weiland you knew was coming it was just a matter of when. I love velevet revolver and his work so it was still rough.

Cornell really still stings though.
Octavianus
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(05-19-2017, 04:55 PM)
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Layne Staley still makes me sad :(
JeTmAn81
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(05-19-2017, 04:55 PM)
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Eddie Vedder's going the distance, 80 or bust
Sir_Stoo
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(05-19-2017, 04:55 PM)
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admiraltaftbar
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(05-19-2017, 04:56 PM)

Originally Posted by emilioasis

we still have Mark Lanegan

Originally Posted by Human Resources

tad says yo

Originally Posted by Ultima_5

is dinosaur jr grunge

Similar to these Mudhoney is still kicking and is definitely worth listening to.
Laevateinn
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(05-19-2017, 04:56 PM)
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Four out of five dentists in a non-random sample say using coke as mouthwash is great for teeth.
Mahonay
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(05-19-2017, 04:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Killer Queen

Rivers Cuomo save our souls

Weezer is not a grunge band.
LakeEarth
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(05-19-2017, 04:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by texasairhead101

Weiland you knew was coming it was just a matter of when. I love velevet revolver and his work so it was still rough.

Cornell really still stings though.

Staley too. I was mentally prepared for their inevitable early passings.

Cornell though... fuck...
kswiston
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(05-19-2017, 04:58 PM)
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I am 35, so I caught the tail end of grunge in middle school when I really started taking an interest in music. It was around the same time as Cobain's suicide.

Cornell dying as early as he did was surprising. Weiland not so much.
Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku!
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(05-19-2017, 04:59 PM)

Originally Posted by Sir_Stoo

He's a pro wrestling promoter now
Octavianus
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(05-19-2017, 04:59 PM)
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Seriously, that voice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9jX1KAKp78
:(
TheRagnCajun
(05-19-2017, 04:59 PM)
But we still have Billy Corgan....
andymcc
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(05-19-2017, 05:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sir_Stoo

when did the kingpin drop all of his weight? what's going on with marvel's grab for attention?
SafeinSound
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(05-19-2017, 05:01 PM)
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I'm 29, but the legacy these bands have left behind is untouchable. Grunge still lives on, you just gotta look for it.


Ten remains my favorite album of all time. I got it when I was 8 or 9 and it changed my perspective on music forever. My fathers love for music is something I cherish dearly about him.
Moff
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(05-19-2017, 05:01 PM)
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I thought I hated music as a child, 80s pop was the worst. Grunge changed my life, especially Nirvana and Soundgarden. Music in the charts has never been that good again.
wordballoons
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(05-19-2017, 05:02 PM)
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Grunge is pretty awful, but it's always a bummer to see so many people pass away. Are they all heroin related deaths?
PillarEN
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(05-19-2017, 05:02 PM)
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That Seattle scene is my scene. Not literally. I didn't live in Seattle. That style of music though from the early 90s that came from that region I feel is "mine". I always get a little bit of a gasp when I find some artist I'm into from the modern day that is from that region too.
jstripes
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(05-19-2017, 05:03 PM)
It's quite something to think about.

I "listened" to grunge in that it was on the radio and on Much, and I liked it, but I wasn't an enthusiast, my tastes were all over the map. I still go back and listen to it sometimes, but I've mostly left it in the past, like most mainstream '90s music.

Originally Posted by GavinUK86

Grunge has been dead for years mate.

I used to listen to it in my teens like a lot of people. Not so much now.

Yup, grunge sadly died twenty years ago, after a relatively short life, and left its bastard child "butt rock" to flourish.
see5harp
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(05-19-2017, 05:03 PM)
The thing about Pearl Jam is that they very quickly changed their sound. By Yield it was like an entirely different (probably better) band. I'm not sure I would have wanted to hear many of those bands even if they were still around.
Maxim726X
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(05-19-2017, 05:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sir_Stoo

Fuck you, Billy Corgan.
Octavianus
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(05-19-2017, 05:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Moff

I thought I hated music as a child, 80s pop was the worst. Grunge changed my life, especially Nirvana and Soundgarden. Music in the charts has never been that good again.

Sometimes I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion.
texasairhead101
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(05-19-2017, 05:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheRagnCajun

But we still have Billy Corgan....

I can't think of these things rn. While not grunge per say SP holds just as an important part musically for me.
Fercho
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(05-19-2017, 05:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by wordballoons

Grunge is pretty awful, but it's always a bummer to see so many people pass away. Are they all heroin related deaths?

No, i believe only Scott Weiland and Layne Staley were drug related.

Chris Cornell and Cobain kill themselves.
Dishwalla
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(05-19-2017, 05:05 PM)
The alt class of 1994 is still kicking. Billie Joe Armstrong, Rivers Cuomo, Dexter Holland, Brett Gurewitz, Tim Armstrong, Fat Mike, etc.
Screaming Meat
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(05-19-2017, 05:06 PM)
Probably controversial, but I have no idea why Nirvana get lumped in with those other bands. Outside of Bleach, they don't really have much of a musical connection, at least to my ears.

Originally Posted by Maxim726X

Fuck you, Billy Corgan.

Piggy Corgan, more like (at least in that picture)
Preezy
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(05-19-2017, 05:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kimawolf

Have you found a band that is possibly carrying the torch?


Maroon 5.
see5harp
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(05-19-2017, 05:08 PM)
Seriously go back to music in that era. It's all of the same shit. The same chords. Toadies, Stone Temple Pilots. I really don't know why people look at that era as some sort of radio renaissance. A few short years later they were playing shit off Ok Computer on the radio.
Raw64life
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(05-19-2017, 05:08 PM)
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We still have Chad Kroeger.
Octavianus
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(05-19-2017, 05:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Preezy

Maroon 5.

ew
Pilgrimzero
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(05-19-2017, 05:09 PM)
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1. Scott Weiland is dead? How did I miss that?!?!

2. AiC is considered Grunge? Since when?
admiraltaftbar
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(05-19-2017, 05:09 PM)

Originally Posted by Fercho

No, i believe only Scott Weiland and Layne Staley were drug related.

Chris Cornell and Cobain kill themselves.


Well Cobain's suicide was probably influenced by his heroin addiction and depression from it. Cornell's family just said that they think his suicide might have been related to the high dosage of Ativan he was taking. So while their deaths weren't ODs drugs being a part of their death isn't completely out of the question.
Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku!
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(05-19-2017, 05:09 PM)

Originally Posted by Fercho

No, i believe only Scott Weiland and Layne Staley were drug related.

Chris Cornell and Cobain kill themselves.

I think it's safe to call Cobain's death "drug related" too
Dishwalla
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(05-19-2017, 05:10 PM)

Originally Posted by see5harp

Seriously go back to music in that era. It's all of the same shit. The same chords. Toadies, Stone Temple Pilots. I really don't know why people look at that era as some sort of radio renaissance. A few short years later they were playing shit off Ok Computer on the radio.

Yeah but they were only playing shit off of OK Computer on the radio because of those bands, they paved the way.
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(05-19-2017, 05:10 PM)
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Eddie is still kicking. He isn't going anywhere.
LakeEarth
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(05-19-2017, 05:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Fercho

No, i believe only Scott Weiland and Layne Staley were drug related.

Chris Cornell and Cobain kill themselves.

Separating Cobain's suicide and his heroin use is kinda disingenuous. They're definitely connected, at least partially.

Cornell had drug problems in his younger days, but as far as we know, he's been clean for decades now.

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