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Old 11-15-2007, 01:47 PM   #16
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Why in god's name would Westerberg even be at the VMAs? The whole thing must have been painful for him.
My first thought too! But he was trying to go all mainstream back then.
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AW! I love/ed grunge. What's not to love? And the fashion that went with it - Doc Martens, flannel, thermal long johns...

What about Ethan Hawke's "satire" of grunge from, aw crap, that one movie with him and Wynona Ryder and Janine Garafalo. (It had All I Want is You on the soundtrack too)

"Got a pothead mama, got a cokehead dad / I'm the ultra modern version of the American Man... / 'Cause me, you see, I'm nothin'"
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AW! I love/ed grunge. What's not to love? And the fashion that went with it - Doc Martens, flannel, thermal long johns...

What about Ethan Hawke's "satire" of grunge from, aw crap, that one movie with him and Wynona Ryder and Janine Garafalo. (It had All I Want is You on the soundtrack too)

"Got a pothead mama, got a cokehead dad / I'm the ultra modern version of the American Man... / 'Cause me, you see, I'm nothin'"
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You were like 5 when grunge hit, right? If you could remember the shit that was there before it, you might want to remember grunge just to be a buffer that blocked out the shit it got rid of.
Yes yes yes, it thankfully destroyed the spandex hair metal radio-friendly power ballad.
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Yes yes yes, it thankfully destroyed the spandex hair metal radio-friendly power ballad.

For that alone it should be saluted.

Though I'm not sure if Smells Like Teen Spirit is actually a better song than Every Rose Has Its Thorn.
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Oh yeah thank god that metal was destroyed by Grunge because after grunge, on the radio we had...

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The closest I can get to rock now, living in a city of 1,000,000 is either Goo Goo Dolls knock offs, Hinder, or ELO. Do you have any idea how awful that is? And I'm not gonna go so far as to say it's Grunge's fault or anything, but I'm not going to be happy about grunge taking mainstream hair metal off the radio either.

I'd take Sweet Child O Mine over Iris every. single. day.
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I like "Iris" . Got played TO DEATH when it came out, sure, but eh, I can tolerate the song.

But ugh, yes, Hinder, Nickelback (those are the ones I got to hear ad nauseum in the last town I lived in . If I don't have to hear "Lips Of An Angel" ever again, life will be good). And of course, there was also Creed... I'm not a huge fan of gruff male voices overall, but I can handle Eddie's, Chris's, or Kurt's, because at least their voices seemed genuine, like that's how they really sang on a regular basis. These Hinders and Nickelbacks sound like they're forcing it a lot, and it just grates on my nerves after a while.

I agree, though, I don't think grunge as a whole is to blame for that stuff, because the original grunge bands were so good. It's not these artists' fault that bands followed that tried to imitate them only to fail miserably. Every decade has bands like this.

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Though I'm not sure if Smells Like Teen Spirit is actually a better song than Every Rose Has Its Thorn.
I'd say it is, personally. I don't mind a few hair metal songs here and there, some of them are just goofy fun, but it's not something I listen to on a regular basis.

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"Got a pothead mama, got a cokehead dad / I'm the ultra modern version of the American Man... / 'Cause me, you see, I'm nothin'"
Lol, and his band was called "hey, that's my bike"

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If you could remember the shit that was there before it, you might want to remember grunge just to be a buffer that blocked out the shit it got rid of.
It's so true. Like several of the other people in this thread I can remember exactly where I was the first time I heard Nirvana. It sounds ridiculous but by the end of the song I was very aware of the feeling that something had changed. And it was good.
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Lol, and his band was called "hey, that's my bike"

Hah, that was it - as I was answering the person who couldn't remember the name of the movie, I was trying to remember the name of the band.
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I LOOOOOVE PEARL JAM!!!!!!
me and my friend are always arguing whos better pearl jam or nirvana

this is pretty appropriate
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I love Eddie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Eddie Vedder has gone on to hang out with three of my favorite artists and perform live with them. That, along with the fact that his band makes great music, puts him in my good book .

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Eddie's still going strong

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Holy guitar.
What a fucking kickass performance! God I love this band!

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*What the world needs right now is a Temple of the Dog reunion!


That song is perfection. Vedder + Cornell = heterosexual musical joygasm!

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That song is perfection. Vedder + Cornell = heterosexual musical joygasm!

Hey, girls enjoy that kind of stuff, too Zoots

A friend of mine and I were in a bar a few weekends ago when we heard Eddie and Chris consecutively on the jukebox. She and I were in joygasm heaven, let me tell you.
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I was never really into grunge at the time it was popular. I guess I was a little too old. I was in my early 20s and thought of grunge as being this strange, angry music my younger sister and her friends loved that really had nothing to do with me. I did like the Pearl Jam songs I heard on the radio, but I never went out and bought any of their albums.

Then about five or six years ago I started listening to some stuff by these bands and realized I really liked it. It was so refreshing after being bombarded everywhere with teen pop for several years. I wished I had appreciated it more back in the early '90s. I'm glad Pearl Jam at least is still active.
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