Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Grunge Genre Analyses

 Grunge rock is a subgenre of alternative rock that originated in the late 1980’s in Seattle, Washington. The movement started with the help of the Sub-Pop independent record label  in the late 80s releasing ‘alternative’ rock albums. In the early 90s its popularity spread with artists such as Nirvana and Alice in Chains signing to major record labels and earning strong followings and gaining commercial success. The genre became massive in the early 90’s with the help of Nirvana’s album ‘Nevermind’, Pearl Jam’s ‘Ten’, Alice in Chains' ‘Facelift’ and Soundgarden’s ‘Badmotorfinger’. 

Characteristics of grunge include:
Aggressive 'dirty' guitar sounds
Powerfull singing 
Raw sound
"straight forward"

Clothing most commonly worn by grunge musicians was a mix of thrift store items          with the typical outdoor clothing and most notably flannel shirts.long hairstyles were also very commom.

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