When Grunge Made Blue-collar Culture Cool

Brooding bands like Alice in Chains and Soundgarden validated the noisy discontent of teenagers everywhere. For me, they looked a lot like home.

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  • Grunge
    Grunge fuses elements of punk rock, and heavy metal, such as the distorted electric guitar used in both genres, although some bands performed with more emphasis on one or the other. Like these genres, grunge typically uses electric guitar, bass guitar, a drummer and a singer.
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    When Grunge Made Blue-Collar Culture Cool written by admin May 14, 2019 There were many reasons for a 16-year-old boy to love the noisy, brooding music known as grunge, but here’s a personal one: The bushy-bearded, drowsy-eyed guitarist for Soundgarden, Kim Thayil, looked like my uncle George.
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  • When Grunge Made Blue-Collar Culture Cool
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