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grunge

1. A label for a genre of rock music said to encompass several popular bands from the late 1980s and early '90s. Grunge music is often characterized as guitar-driven and having lyrics that focus on alienation and social issues. Nirvana and Pearl Jam are the two bands usually considered as exemplars of grunge—even though they sound very different!
2. A fashion aesthetic characterized by an intentionally disheveled or scruffy appearance, typically featuring oversized or tattered clothing and long, unkempt hair. The characters in the TV show My So-Called Life wear some stereotypically grunge looks. A: "What's with all the flannel?" B: "Didn't you hear? Grunge is back, baby!"
3. slang Something unpleasant or foul. Go straight to the bathroom and wash that grunge off your hands now!

grunge

and grunch (grəndʒ and grəntʃ)
1. n. any nasty substance; dirt; gunk. There’s some gritty grunge on the kitchen floor.
2. n. an ugly or nasty person; a repellent person. Some grunch came by and dropped off this strange package for you.
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While the heyday of grunge was shaped and styled by the Generation X with icons like Kate Moss, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, this season could be dubbed neo-grunge.
The Carnival at Bray hits all the right young adult notes: themes of love, loss, heartbreak, rebellion, loneliness, self-discovery, and growing up dominate the novel, and grunge music and descriptions of Ireland's beauty complete it.
Cobain's Nirvana helped popularize the Pacific Northwest's heavy, muddy ''grunge'' rock scene, along with bands like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and Mudhoney.
The grunge movement was great but it wasn't too good for us!
Highland Grunge takes on a tougher, more edgy vibe.
"Through painting small bugs in expansive, non-descript space, the viewer questions not only the significance of insect life but also the universal mortality of all things." The paintings are intended to help the viewer become the bug and "become engulfed in the grunge and density of the painting."
They played grunge and rock, hitting some powerful riffs in their act.
So if you've ever fancied hearing all your favourite grunge, classical, punk, rock 'n' roll and indie classics played through the medium made famous by good old George Formby, then look no further.
The release reveals the real-life exploits of glam band Nova Rex that come back to life in this hilarious 2011 documentary dvd that recalls the heavy-metal group riffing through the late 1980s hair-band era before crashing into a wall of early '90s grunge.
Originally, it was perhaps best told in filmmaker Doug Pray's 1996 documentary, Hype!, which was filmed while "grunge" was exploding and released as it was circling the drain.
Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge recounts the history of the popular style of 'grunge' which fuses punk rock and heavy metal, and which came from the Pacific Northwest in the 1980s.
It is regarded as one of the most influential albums of all time by musicians and fans alike which propagated the grunge scene.
Designed to be an inspirational setting 'where artistic chic meets industrial grunge', the 15,000-sq-ft display has an in-house library where designers, architects and sector professionals can brainstorm on existing and future projects.
Example says his new material will be more grown-up and has been listening to grunge acts such as Nirvana, Sound Garden and Pearl Jam to get a darker edge.
Opening track Miss Stilletto sets out the stall, with the quiet-loud structure beloved of the grunge era.