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treetime
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USA
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Posted - 11/03/2007 :  23:07:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just saw this:
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=top+10+grunge+songs&search=Search
a ranking of the top 10 grunges songs of all time. My vote has to go to Smells Like Teen Spirit. Not necesarilly my favorite but it had the greatest influence. Rate your favorite or favorites here.

(side thought, I wonder if bringing the Cheerleaders into The Smells Like Teen Spirit video has anythig to do with Kim Deal's past)


fbc
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 11/04/2007 :  04:46:36  Show Profile  Visit fbc's Homepage  Reply with Quote
(i thought it was because Krist had a crush on Tony Basil)

my favourites aren't on the "grunge" list = Negative Creep and Sweet Young Thing Ain't Sweet No More
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treetime
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USA
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Posted - 11/04/2007 :  09:09:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Could be Tony Basil, your guess is as good as mine.
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billgoodman
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Netherlands
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Posted - 11/04/2007 :  09:29:07  Show Profile  Click to see billgoodman's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I like Heart Shaped Box

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fbc
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Posted - 11/04/2007 :  09:45:47  Show Profile  Visit fbc's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by treetime

Could be Tony Basil, your guess is as good as mine.

i jest.

is Nevermind really considered grunge?
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treetime
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USA
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Posted - 11/04/2007 :  09:50:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
According to Wikipedia "With the lead single "Smells Like Teen Spirit" from their 1991 album Nevermind, Nirvana entered into the mainstream, bringing along with it a subgenre of alternative rock called grunge."
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glacial906
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1738 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2007 :  09:56:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I loved Nevermind and "Smells Like Teen Spirit" when I was a teenager. But I don't know if the day will ever come for the rest of my life when I am happy to hear "Smells Like Teen Spirit" on the radio. Is it possible to get permenantly sick of something forever and never get over your sickness of it?

I really liked Alice in Chains "Dirt," although the WHOLE album is pretty stifling in its depression. But hey, that was perfect for us angsty teenagers back then.

I don't know if anyone here would consider it "grunge" (cause it's not from Seattle) but I loved Smashing Pumpkin's "Gish." It seemed much more influenced by the hard rock genre than their later albums. They kind of got out of that style early on in their musical careers.




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mr.biscuitdoughhead
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USA
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Posted - 11/04/2007 :  09:57:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
what about dino jr?


You're the bees knees but so am I.
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treetime
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USA
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Posted - 11/04/2007 :  10:08:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think they kind of fit the mold of Grunge, but they weren't from the region, Wikipedia calls them "Alternative".
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mr.biscuitdoughhead
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
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Posted - 11/04/2007 :  10:10:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
they're from Massachusetts, right?

in my opinion, "alternative" isn't even a real genre. it's just sort of a general term.


You're the bees knees but so am I.

Edited by - mr.biscuitdoughhead on 11/04/2007 10:10:34
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treetime
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USA
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Posted - 11/04/2007 :  10:17:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah, they are from Mass. Are you fan of theirs? I think I remember hearing J. Mascis thought the Pixies were a pop band.
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mr.biscuitdoughhead
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
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Posted - 11/04/2007 :  10:20:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I LOVE Dinosaur Jr. J and Frank knew each other I think.


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Edited by - mr.biscuitdoughhead on 11/04/2007 10:20:45
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WolfManMikeLonely
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USA
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Posted - 11/04/2007 :  19:45:01  Show Profile  Visit WolfManMikeLonely's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Does "Touch Me I'm Sick" count?

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treetime
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USA
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Posted - 11/04/2007 :  21:18:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mudhoney definately gets categorized as grunge, so yeah, "Touch Me I'm Sick" counts.
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treetime
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Posted - 11/04/2007 :  21:22:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Late 80's, Early 90's rock from the Northwest (Seattle), basically gets counted.
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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11546 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2007 :  08:24:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by glacial906

I really liked Alice in Chains "Dirt," although the WHOLE album is pretty stifling in its depression. But hey, that was perfect for us angsty teenagers back then.

I don't know if anyone here would consider it "grunge" (cause it's not from Seattle) but I loved Smashing Pumpkin's "Gish." It seemed much more influenced by the hard rock genre than their later albums. They kind of got out of that style early on in their musical careers.


Yeah, Gish is great, and Dirt is also pretty top hole. Bleach is another grungy treat. I actaully haven't hear any of their albums, but I love this:

MUDHONEY- GOOD ENOUGH.

(I have the 7" of Suck You Dry, actually!)

"Goodyear?" "Nah, the worst!"

Edited by - Carl on 11/05/2007 08:27:53
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awestruck
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USA
377 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2007 :  19:36:08  Show Profile  Visit awestruck's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I can't say that I have a favorite, but this brings back memories from high school. Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, and Nirvana...too many songs to pick just one. Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains are two of my favorite bands.


It's not you I don't like
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OLDMANOTY
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United Kingdom
469 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2007 :  09:29:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does Sugar's Copper Blue count as grunge? If it does, that's my fave album (and Beaster). The Act We Act, A Good Idea and Fortune Teller are brilliant songs.
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fbc
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 11/06/2007 :  10:16:17  Show Profile  Visit fbc's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm not sure about it being grunge but you're spot on about the brilliance. Man On The Moon is one of my favourite closing tracks.
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treetime
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USA
217 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2007 :  10:31:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think Grunge was first a Northwest thing, but a lot of similar artists around the country with similar sound and style like Dinosaur Jr. and Bob Mould, gained more popular sucess at the same time. So I think they are definately associated with Grunge.
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Frog in the Sand
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France
2715 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2007 :  11:27:47  Show Profile  Visit Frog in the Sand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My favorite grunge song is Neil Young's "Hey Hey, My My". As far as I know it's also the first grunge song ever recorded.

an undisclosed number of visitors can't be wrong
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kfs
= Cult of Ray =

USA
889 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2007 :  12:05:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't really have a favorite grunge song but I used to like "grunge fashion."
I recently saw an old pic of me wearing a plaid flannel shirt. It's kinda funny, I'll try to find it tonight.
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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11546 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2007 :  15:09:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yep, I've got my share of old grunge pics; real long hair, denim jacket, plaid shirts and converse shoes!

"Goodyear?" "Nah, the worst!"
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awestruck
= Cult of Ray =

USA
377 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2007 :  18:00:24  Show Profile  Visit awestruck's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I still wear my flannel shirts around my house, because nothing beats a good worn out flannel shirt. I still have my
denim jacket, too. I recently acquired some new converse shoes, but I owned a pair years ago when I was in high school.

kfs and I go way back and we have some great memories. We reminince from time to time about "old times." :)

It's not you I don't like
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kfs
= Cult of Ray =

USA
889 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2007 :  10:28:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's true! Awestruck is the first person I knew (or noticed) who wore Converse sneakers.
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TarTar
* Dog in the Sand *

1963 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2009 :  20:20:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"Would?" by Alice In Chains

My life is dirt but you seem to make it cleaner... reduce my felony to a misdemeanor
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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11546 Posts

Posted - 03/15/2009 :  14:38:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
nirvana is my favorite band well not as good as stone temple pilot lol
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Crispy Water
= Cult of Ray =

Canada
819 Posts

Posted - 03/17/2009 :  05:34:56  Show Profile  Visit Crispy Water's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The best grunge song of all time can be heard by clicking on Track 4 in this post:

http://sweetthunder.org/tapes/weekone.html

Nothing is ever something.
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BLT
> Teenager of the Year <

South Sandwich Islands
4204 Posts

Posted - 03/17/2009 :  08:38:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Any song from the first U-Men EP.


This is the lowest form of socializing.
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Levitated
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Chile
652 Posts

Posted - 03/17/2009 :  19:27:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
any meat puppets song is welcome!

they are the grungiest ever in the freedom sense
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Chris Knight
= Cult of Ray =

USA
899 Posts

Posted - 04/02/2009 :  23:36:06  Show Profile  Visit Chris Knight's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Grunge...what a lame buzzword, hahaha.

I Wanna Be Your Dog by the Stooges, now there's a grunge song.
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