Best Quotes About Grunge

I like women who look like women. I hated grunge. No one's more feminist than me, but you don't have to look as if you don't give a – you know. You can be smart, bright, and attractive aesthetically to others – and to yourself. -Catherine Zeta-Jones

Best two rock voices I've heard in a last few years both have been from grunge bands: it's Eddie Vedder and the other one is Chris Cornell from Soundgarden. -Bruce Dickinson

We were perceived as a post-grunge band. -Daniel Johns

The Melvins are grunge. -Adam Jones

I seriously do not think Nirvana is grunge. -Adam Jones

As far as the grunge thing, there are three bands from Seattle that I would call true grunge. -Adam Jones

I never really followed grunge. -Robert Quine

The world is a pile of grunge. -Jo Stafford

It's all magic to me. Country to punk rock, all of it. Chopin to Kurt Cobain. But it always all comes back to punk for me, because that was the last time, punk rock or grunge rock, was the last time that passion ruled the airwaves. -James Marsters

Yes, I would say my comedy is grunge, evidenced by the fact my jokes have put an end to big-hair glam comedy. -Joel McHale

Doolittle was a major influence on the Seattle grunge scene, which emerged in the early 1990s. -Joey Santiago

I have a lot of looks but right now I'm really into grunge. Messy hair, black heels. I get Michelle Pfeiffer with it. -Chloe Grace Moretz

I grew up in the 90s in the time of grunge when if you didn't go on stage in jeans and a T shirt you weren't 'real.' That seemed ridiculous to me. -Jack White

The pop musicians often leave meaning in the dust and substitute it for cartoons. The deeper artists – the grunge artists in the world and the emoticon people – tend to leave all of the happiness out of life like it just doesn't exist. -Hal Sparks

When it comes to grunge or even just Seattle, I think there was one band that made the definitive music of the time. It wasn't us or Nirvana, but Mudhoney. Nirvana delivered it to the world, but Mudhoney were the band of that time and sound. -Eddie Vedder

No band on 21st-century radio has mined pre-grunge hair-metal's sleaze like L.A.'s Buckcherry. So it makes poetic sense that they'd spend their sixth album tallying all seven deadly sins. -Chuck Eddy

I absolutely think the Seattle grunge sound was instrumental to my music education. -David Cook

'Spectrum' is in part a disco song. But we play it hard, and it's a real euphoric, wailing tune. It's kind of like a total house anthem, in a way, but it seems to be going down really well. We've got all the grunge kids going mad for disco house raves. -Florence Welch

My parents' convictions, when it came to discipline, were not very strong. For my bar mitzvah, I gave out a mix tape of '90s grunge – if you got it now, you would think it was the 'Singles' soundtrack. -Adam Pally

I'm too young to have experienced firsthand the '70s rock, but when I was in high school, me and my friends were super into Neil Young. That was the grunge era, and he was considered cool again. -Bryan Lee O'Malley

There hasn't been anything real since grunge. That was the last movement led by music or an art form. -Daphne Guinness

I'm the mold that grunge was grown in. -Townes Van Zandt

Musicians are often asked to answer for an entire culture, or for an entire movement. It's a process of commodification. It becomes packaged and summarized in a word like 'emo' or 'grunge'… or 'folk music.' I think that's just language itself, trying to understand the mysteries of the world. -Sufjan Stevens

I started a big band when grunge was popular. I mean, that didn't make much sense. -Brian Setzer

I think it's mainly when I need inspiration I look at the old pictures. I don't find it as much in the new stuff. I love Carole Lombard. I think she's wonderful. Gloria Grahame was really great. Garbo. Dietrich. People knew how to create an illusion. Now everything is very realistic and straightforward. Everyone's grunge. -Kelly Rutherford

It's like, what happened, I was always leading fashion, and then the grunge thing kind of came along. And because I've been so on top in the '80s you know, I, you know, what can I do? Suddenly go grunge? -Billy Idol

Grunge was so self-consciously lowbrow and nonaspirational that it seemed, at first, impervious to the hype and glamour normally applied swiftly to any emerging trend. But sure enough, grunge anthems found their way onto the soundtracks of television commercials, and Dodge Neons were hawked by kids in flannel shirts saying, 'Whatever.' -Douglas Rushkoff

Every place has its own punk flavor, but they all borrowed ideas from SoCal. It's still a vibrant scene creeping into every crevasse of youth culture. When you hear grunge, you think of the '90s, but when you hear L.A. punk, it's timeless. -Greg Graffin

In the early '90s, it was grunge; everybody was fully clothed. Alanis Morissette was one of the biggest artists in the world, never wore makeup, wearing Doc Marten boots, and then the Spice Girls turn up, and suddenly it all looks a bit burlesque; suddenly they're the biggest band in the world. -Caitlin Moran

I love '90s grunge and punk. -Alice Dellal

Something happened in the nineties. There was a shift. I don't want to blame it on grunge or the rise of indie – but that was basically it. It was seen as dirty and kind of ignorant to have these ambitions, to want to be a big band. -Brandon Flowers

People misinterpret my emotions towards Nirvana because I've said things about how something happened with grunge that took a little bit of fun out of things. It's no offense to Nirvana; they were one of the greats, obviously. But something died there, too, and we haven't quite gotten the groove back. -Brandon Flowers

With Pantera, we lived through so many trend-of-the-day situations – when grunge was huge, we were still a heavy metal band; when hip-hop started getting incorporated into metal, we stuck to our guns and remained a heavy metal band very purposefully. -Phil Anselmo

I have such an eclectic taste in music. Come to a backyard BBQ at my house, and I will run the gamut from Skynyrd to Sinatra to '90s grunge, rap, R&B, and classic rock. I have issues. If I had to pick one, I love this country artist named Craig Morgan. His music and his songs are so relatable and tell such vivid stories. -Mike Vogel

I love what Alabama Shakes is doing – it's kind of like what grunge did to rock 'n' roll, they're doing to R&B. -John Oates

When I got into all the grunge stuff, I really liked Hole. I actually saw them in concert when I was a sophomore in high school. It was kind of rare to see a successful female rocker get down and dirty with the guys. And Courtney Love did. It was fun to be a fan of something different. -Carrie Underwood

I went to stand-up when my rock n' roll dreams weren't coming true. I knew it wasn't going to happen when I was in a New Wave band in 1992 – at the height of grunge. Then I heard No Doubt's 'Spiderwebs' and I said, 'Well, we're done.' They did – and succeeded at – what we were trying to do. -Greg Behrendt

I'm not an '80s fan. I'm more '70s New York pre-punk kind of thing, and I guess I grew up with '90s grunge, post-punk pop music. -Jessica Pare

Every once in a while, we have some sort of movement in music that everyone suddenly wants to work in, like grunge or rap or disco or some other musical phase, and then suddenly, that'll be the thing to do. -Todd Rundgren

I'll admit it, the grunge trend doesn't really speak to me. I get why other people like it, but it's just not my style. Don't get me wrong, I love layering, but I like it when it is done with a little more polish and sophistication. -Nina Garcia

If someone says 'grunge' or 'punk,' you know what the sound is, but if you say 'No Wave,' it's kind of mysterious. That was the most interesting part and should have been the most inspirational thing about it… here's this collective sonic insanity, and none of it sounds anything alike. -Lydia Lunch

I was big into grunge, like Nirvana and Hole, when I was younger, which has been a really huge inspiration because of its rawness and honesty. -Tove Lo

I experimented with fashion as it being more like art, allowing what I wore to express what I was feeling on the inside. Androgyny, rock culture, and grunge – they definitely had an effect on the things that made me feel cool and comfortable. -Ruby Rose

First published in 1984 when I was nothing more than sticks of bone at seven, 'Dragons of Autumn Twilight' began what would be one of the icons of my grunge-stained disenchanted childhood. -Ben Peek

Some of my early musical memories are attached to grunge. -Mike Posner

Of all the grunge bands to come out of Seattle, Alice in Chains were the greatest. -Dimebag Darrell

Nirvana was a band that led you somewhere, as opposed to all the grunge bands that began and ended with themselves. -Jens Lekman

What was interesting about grunge was that it was this death sentence to the rock that had preceded it, which was hair metal. -Mike D

I have a lot of alter-egos: I would love to be a back-up singer for someone someday. I have an electronic side-project. I have a '90s grunge side project; I have a piano project… I have this industrial, goth-electronic song, super creepy sounding, just really dark and dreary. -Sharon Van Etten

I grew up on, and kind of came of age, during the grunge movement and was introduced to Neil Young and Bob Dylan and grew up on that path. -Jim James

The whole 'grunge-girl' comparisons certainly are the easiest to pick out, and I appreciate that music journalists are rushed. -Mitski

I've always thought of modeling as a performance, so I don't mind kind of pretending. I kind of pretend in a lot of my poses that I am a ballerina or a hip-hop dancer or a grunge performer. -Coco Rocha

The grunge scene is not what I'm interested in. -Frances Bean Cobain

I find it interesting where grunge originated from and then where it was taken, which was high fashion. My dad was so poor that they kept going to Goodwill to get donated ripped jeans. It wasn't a fashion decision; it was an 'I don't have any money, I have no other choice' type of decision. -Frances Bean Cobain

After my grunge phase, I started opening my horizons and listening to more electronic stuff. I got into Radiohead, specifically 'Amnesiac' – my brother gave me that album. -Kevin Parker

I grew up in the grunge era. I've always resisted the idea of being part of a machine, wanting just to be an artist in my own right. But at some point, I just realized shutting things out took more energy than just letting it in. -Kevin Parker

I listen to a lot of Nashville local music, which, for the most part, is punk and grunge music but also alt-country stuff down here. -Soccer Mommy

My fashion icons range from bubblegum pop princesses to grunge queens. -Kerli

I had phases of listening to rap and trap, and then I had phases where I'd listen to post-hardcore, rap, grunge, metal… all that. I had different time periods of listening to different music. And now it all clashes together. -Juice Wrld

All the skateboarding brands that I was into had graphic T-shirts. In the '90s, there were different styles that went along with the different influences in skateboarding, whether that be hip-hop or rock and roll and grunge. And that's what I was into, so I was following all that. -Virgil Abloh

I like to mix influences from different eras, like maybe '70s bell-bottoms, something fun from the '80s, or a bit of '90s grunge. -Ashley Roberts

I was born in '76, but I didn't get into rock until the early '90s when the grunge stuff started coming out. -Marc Martel

Heart weren't part of a movement like grunge; we were our own kind of movement. -Nancy Wilson

The grunge thing was a little bit atrocious. 'Let's all put on plaid shirts and be as dirty as possible!' -Neve Campbell

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