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Grunge Quotes About the Music Pioneers of Guitar Sludge

The grunge era of music was a unique and deep musical movement, and these grunge quotes will make you want to turn up that alternative rock station.

If you didn’t grow up in the late 80s or 90s you might not be familiar with how grunge exploded into the musical scene.

At its core, grunge is an alternative rock genre. It had a rich subculture that emerged during the mid-1980s in the state of Washington, particularly in Seattle and nearby towns.

The musical elements of grunge came from punk rock and heavy metal but left behind punk’s structure and speed. Thankfully, they also ditched the glam hair of the 80s rock bands…

Some of the most popular bands of the era include Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, and Mudhoney. Hole, Silverchair, Pixies, and Bush were some of my favorites!

I have always considered Nirvana to be the band that was the face of grunge, so it was weird seeing how many of these grunge quotes claimed Nirvana “is not grunge.” Of course, they are!

Keep reading for more about what grunge is, how it changed the fashion world and impacted other musicians.

Don’t forget to also check out these rock and roll quotes music fans will enjoy.

Short grunge quotes that are perfect for Instagram

1. “Grunge is a hippied romantic version of punk.” ― Marc Jacobs

2. “I’m the mold that grunge was grown in.” ― Townes Van Zandt

3 “I don’t know much about that whole grunge thing.” ― Todd Snider

4. “What I liked about grunge was the realness. It wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t glamorous.” ― Sir Mix-a-Lot

5. “The world is a pile of grunge.” ― Jo Stafford

6. “Punk came along and grunge made guitar solos uncool.” ― David Pajo

7. “I’m like pixie grunge. The perfect blend of sugar and spice.” ― Rico Nasty

8. “Some

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