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Old 09-23-2012, 10:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Is the Grunge culture still alive?

What do you guys think? Did the Grunge culture die along with Nirvana and fade away like the 90´s or is there still such a thing as grunge?
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I don't think there was ever such a thing as "grunge culture", but sure, there are still grunge bands around.
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As I have understood it, Grunge became a sub-culture. And I also think it did so unintentionally, just merely by choosing not to go with any kind of culture that was around at that time.
But would you say at this point there are only a few bands left, and that the music of that time is all that Grunge is nowadays, or does the lifestyle/ "fashion" and everything else still live on? Curious to know how this is reflected on in America today, as I myself being from Sweden don´t really have any good input in the matter...
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As I have understood it, Grunge became a sub-culture. And I also think it did so unintentionally, just merely by choosing not to go with any kind of culture that was around at that time.
But would you say at this point there are only a few bands left, and that the music of that time is all that Grunge is nowadays, or does the lifestyle/ "fashion" and everything else still live on? Curious to know how this is reflected on in America today, as I myself being from Sweden don´t really have any good input in the matter...
In my experience as an American teenager in the early 90s, it wasn't really a subculture, just a way to market music. Because of that there was never really any "grunge lifestyle" to continue on. As far as the music goes, some of the bands still exist and there are some newer bands who play grunge I guess.
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You mean are there bands that really want to be Metal bands but are too ashamed to do so, so they chuck in a few blues bars and cut their hair really short? I hope not. It was bad enough first time around.

Yes I am looking at you Soundgarden who admit to disliking metal but are quite happy to reform and perform at Metal festivals. The top hats.

I blame the media though, they love to tag any bands that sound quite similar and create a new genre.
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I was not aware there was such thing as grunge culture. Except for maybe a common ideal among grunge fans, like "life sucks," "the mainstream sucks," and such.
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I was not aware there was such thing as grunge culture. Except for maybe a common ideal among grunge fans, like "life sucks," "the mainstream sucks," and such.
You basically just had to throw on ripped jeans and a flannel shirt and you looked like anyone from a subpop group of the time.
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As I have understood it, Grunge became a sub-culture. And I also think it did so unintentionally, just merely by choosing not to go with any kind of culture that was around at that time.
But would you say at this point there are only a few bands left, and that the music of that time is all that Grunge is nowadays, or does the lifestyle/ "fashion" and everything else still live on? Curious to know how this is reflected on in America today, as I myself being from Sweden don´t really have any good input in the matter...
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Lol, there's no such thing as grunge lifestyle.

The only reason people think that is because a lot of grunge bands were/are hardcore punk bands, like Nirvana. So naturally, a lot of their fans were wearing stuff that thrashers wear.

Punk/thrasher culture is still very much alive.
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