The Obligatory “Grunge is Dead” Post

Written on December 1, 2010 – 4:06 am | by acusuman

Every three weeks or so, some blogger or journalist randomly muses (15 years after the fact) that grunge is dead, as though they are the first to develop this theory. But while the Eddie Vedder quote at the start of the latest grunge memorial is just as stale (it’s from 1994), it’s more open for debate and thus more interesting. Why do you think certain bands–Vedder names Talking Heads and Nirvana among others–become so quickly drained when other bands like the Rolling Stones go on forever? All groups go through conflict; what’s the magic formula that makes or breaks a unit?

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  1. 4 Responses to “The Obligatory “Grunge is Dead” Post”

  2.   By monda on Dec 1, 2010 |

    I was talking about this exact topic last year in my marketing class and my class agreed that Grunge bands don’t take advantage of marketing techniques. They are so focused on their music that there isn’t enough focus on promotion.

  3.   By ohstalon06 on Dec 1, 2010 |

    I think that they’re so afraid that they’ll be selling out to major labels thats why they don’t take advantage of the techniques…I could be wrong though but I think popularity could wane if signed to a major label.

  4.   By msathmar on Dec 1, 2010 |

    Grunge isn’t dead because once-successful music never truly dies. True fans of grunge (or any type of music, for that matter) will carry on the legacy and the music. Just look at Tupac, he’s been dead for years and the guy is still releasing albums!

  5.   By britnipetersen on Dec 1, 2010 |

    I really agree with the last comment. I don’t think grunge is actually dead. It remains alive because it’s legacy is still discussed all the time.

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