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GRUNGE - Grunge Grunge was a short-lived genre lasting from...

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Grunge Grunge was a short-lived genre, lasting from the mid 80's to the mid 90's, but has influenced many artists of today. Inspired by punk and metal, grunge is generally characterized by heavily distorted electric guitars, contrasting song dynamics , and apathetic or angst-filled lyrics The term “grunge” literally means dirty or filthy. Mark Arm of Greenriver and later Mudhoney is credited for first applying the term to this sort of music. Grunge concerts were known for being straightforward, high-energy performances. They did not use complex lighting effects, pyrotechnics, or any other visual effects that was unrelated to music. Even without the effects, the fans and musicians interacted a lot, doing things like stage diving, headbanging, and moshing. Clothing commonly worn by grunge musicians in Washington consisted of thrift store items and the typical outdoor clothing (most notably flannel shirts) of the region, as well as a general unkempt appearance.
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