29
Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock that emerged as a fusion of punk, alternative, and heavy metal1234 during the mid-1980s in the American state of Washington, particularly in the Seattle area. Inspired by hardcore punk, metal, and indie rock, grunge is generally characterized by heavily distorted electric guitars, contrasting song dynamics, and apathetic or angst-filled lyrics. The grunge aesthetic is stripped-down compared to other forms of rock music, and many grunge musicians were noted for their unkempt appearances and rejection of theatrics.

in order to restore we shouldnt shouth that nirvana isnt a grunge band or that alice in chains is better without layne stayley but we should support all
"store clerk: grunge is dead bro, but i can recommend JB
me: go fuck yourself and listen grunge like the big 4: nirvana soundgarden, alice in chains or pearl jam and then when you realise call me and i'll say some shit
store clerk: still dead to me
me (gets his shotgun):no you are dead
*BANG*
me:grunge aint dead kids its everwere
by the j May 17, 2012
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
30
Grunge: The dry shit that gets caked around ones ass.
Clean your Grunge
by Shakespeare the II September 05, 2011
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
31
A type of music scence originated in Seatle sparked off into the mainstreem by a little band named Nirvana. A cross between Punk, Rock, little of Metal, but mostely early Punk and other shit. Good stuff.
Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Mudhoney, ect. ect.
by Matt Pinto March 15, 2003
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
32
"Grunge is not flannel. Grunge is not long hair. Grunge is not Alice In Chains and whatever. I think Grunge is just a bunch of friends drinking a lot of Henry's and trying to play music when you really can't." --Dave Grohl
Nirvana is grunge. They try to play music when they really can't. Alice in Chains is not grunge. They try to play music when they really can.
by Dave B333 March 05, 2006
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
33
In the early and mid 1980s located near seattle, grunge was a subgenre of punk that included bands such as Green River,and The Melvins. Though these bands did combine heavy metal and punk, the word was to describe the tainted and lazy guitar sound. grunge was used to describe a fashion style, which included torn and faded jeans,and ratty t-shirts, as well as bands such as Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, and Alice in Chains. Grunge died.
Nirvana knocks my socks off.i love grunge.
by chris foxylady November 13, 2005
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
34
Stupid term used primarily by journalist in the early 90s, because the thought they needed a new word for rock music.
Hey this shit sounds pretty good, but we can't call it "rock n' roll" alright why don't we just call it "grunge".
by shawn December 22, 2004
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
35
The tarry deposit left in a marijuana pipe or other smoking device
Joe cleaned the grunge out of his bong.
by Joe May 13, 2003
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug