posted on May, 23 2019 @ 05:39 PM
originally posted by: hounddoghowlie
felt the need to put some "grunge" in here lol, i think they rock.
The Off Spring man these guys are great.
now some would say that these are alternative rock and not grunge. well i say rock is rock. if it jams turn it up.
Dude, The Offspring are neither grunge nor alternative. They initially were a punk band that then went pop. Please, for the love of all that is
sacred and holy, let's not totally misclassify clearly genre'd music.
Grunge was/is sort of like Bakersfield in country music or crunk in hiphop. To be grunge, the band had to come out of the Pacific Northwest area
(purists will say Seattle only, but the triangle of Portland to Vancouver, to Alaska is represented heavily in grunge music and subculture.)
Alternative was the umbrella which covered non Pacific Northwest based bands that tossed on some flannel, turned the distortion way up and slapped
down a fuzz pedal in their stomp box, and wrote songs bordering on macabre. The culture is dying out even here in the PNW, sadly. Drugs, hearts, and
times have all become a lot harder over the past 20 years and the main influences as far as the music went either killed themselves with addictions
(Andrew Wood, Kobain, Cornell) or drifted back into the darkness when they decided not to sell out and the genre's fans got small again to the point
that major labels stopped heavily supporting grunge artists.
Music is a frustrating beast at times. I can't really name a stylistic genre that's managed to remain much past a 20 year window. That's