The true meaning of a "Grunge" band
When comparing grunge music, Nirvana is always the first band to come to mind
by Jeff December 6, 2002
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1. A term used in Hinduism, the native religion of India and third largest religion in the world behind Christianity and Islam. Hinduists believe that a person reincarnates until they achieve an understanding of the relationship between God(known by Bhrama or Atman) and man. The state at which this is achieved is known as nirvana, and person who has achieved this is known as a guru. It is believed that once nirvana is achieved, a person will achieve the aftelife, rather than reincarnating.

2. A term used by Budhists to describe the ultimate state of enlightment in which the soul is free from all worldly possessions. Derived from the Hinduist phrase.

3. A state of total bliss or happiness.

4. A popular rock band of the same name from the late 80s and early 90s featuring Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)
"He no longer saw the face of his friend Siddhartha, instead he saw
other faces, many, a long sequence, a flowing river of faces, of
hundreds, of thousands, which all came and disappeared, and yet all
seemed to be there simultaneously, which all constantly changed and
renewed themselves, and which were still all Siddhartha." - From Herman Hesse's Siddhartha
by Anonymous April 27, 2003
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I'm reading these definitions and I thought I had to do one of my own. Most of 'em are by people who've only heard a "the hits" on the rock-radio, or by angst-ridden, dumbass teens who like Slipknot as well.

Throw away the cliches, Smells like Teen Spirit, and Kurt Cobain's idea of hating fame. Forget all that shit. Then, go spend ten bucks and buy them live, unplugged on MTV.

Before an artsy internet geek get's all nimbly bimbly on me for mentioning MTV.. remember, there was a time when Eric Clapton, Bobby Dylan, and Noel Gallagher all found there way onto the MTV screen.. it wasn't always shit.

Take the Unplugged CD, throw it in whatever you use to play music, and forget about everything else that you're doing. From All Apologies to Where Did You Sleep Last Night, you will be blown away.

Honest to god, that eerie tingle in Cobain's voice will make you wonder how you've lived without hearing this album. Do yourself a favour, sober up and go to the record store. Buy it, and thank me.

Also, don't do heroin. Not cool atall.
Clerky : "That'll be 11.99"
Clerky : "A twenty? Here's your change."
Dude : "Thanks man"
Clerky : "Oh, by the way. Nice choice. Solid stuff you got there"
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1. Nirvana is a Hindi word, but it is not where Hindus go after making it through reincarnations. That is a common mistake. In Hinduism, Moksha is the equivalent of Heaven.

2. The highest state of spiritual enlightenment and the goal of most Buddhists.

3. The most popular grunge band of all time.

4. My name.
Guy: "Hey, what's your name?"
Me: "Nirvana."
Guy: "No way! That's wicked!"
by Nirvanakelly May 11, 2006
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1.) a term used by Buddhists to describe a state of complete enlightenment free from desire and suffering
2.) a band that, in its final line-up featured singer, songwriter, and guitarist Kurt Cobain, bassist Krist Novoselic, and drummer Dave Grohl; dominated rock music throughout the early 1990s with their "grunge" sound, which at the time was quite common to many bands in Seattle, Washington; before his death in 1994 which is usually attributed to suicide, Cobain used his influence to rail against sexism, racism, homophobia, corporate control, and the mainstreaming of the underground; Nirvana inspired many with thier mix of heartfelt and emotional music and unique social conciousness
1.) Sometimes when I close my eyes I almost feel like I've reached nirvana.
2.) My favorite Nirvana song is "Lithium."
by Kathleen O'Neal October 18, 2004
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One of the greatest bands ever formed. The Gods of Grunge. They have given inspiration and strength to a whole generation of kids, even though they are no longer together, their music will stay in our hearts and minds forever.
Even though I was only nine when Nirvana played in 1993 I was still the only third grader singing "Rape Me".

Kurt - RIP I miss and love you

Krist - Volim Te

David - I Love You
by *Dee* December 6, 2006
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One of the Best bands of all time. They delayed the domination of rap and pop for a few years and allowed rock to regain it's title.
We need another band like Nirvana to stop the domination of rap and pop we are now facing
by Dayn February 20, 2003
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