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History of Grunge

The word grunge, which means grime or dirt, came to describe a music genre, fashion style, and lifestyle exclusively attached to the Pacific Northwest and, specifically, Seattle. With the effects of this movement still relevant some 30 years later, it’s worth exploring how it all began – and how grunge entered the mainstream. It all started with the Melvins. Formed in 1983 in Washington State, the band was part of a generation of musicians influenced by the likes of KISS, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and AC/DC. Taking inspiration from the bands they loved, the Melvins were one of the first rock groups to mix elements of metal and punk in their sound… read more >

 

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