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    Modern Post-Grunge is very different from the previous, heavier sounding Grunge despite sharing many common characteristics. The differences really started to come from a select few of major artists, who in turn made it blow up into a great genre of music. The one who is my personal favorite would have to be Breaking Benjamin. They were quick to become successful due to their impressive sound. Breaking Benjamin is known for being dynamically loud, having a low pitch, a dark and heavy tone, and focusing on the lyrics and vocals. The Post-Grunge style they use is heavy, but not so heavy that it is Grunge Rock which gives it the ideal Post-Grunge rock approach people look for. Breaking Benjamin generally keeps a fast paced rhythm along with loud…

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    Nirvana Research Paper

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    Who is Nirvana? Why are they important? In a society that demands conformity why did a group of high school dropouts draw the attention of the entire nation with this new form of musical expression that seemed to thrive on negative emotions and controversial ideas? These questions always seem to follow particularly rock musicians because of the topics and the visual impressions they use to express their views of the world. Their impact on the music industry has completely changed how some labels…

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    Cora Satterfield April White 2nd period 14 Apr. 2017 The King of Grunge Kurt Cobain was a great artist and considered “The King of Grunge.” Kurt started music at a young age, he was given a guitar from his Uncle Chuck and entertained the kids and teachers at school with his artistic talents. As a teen, Cobain began attending all of “The Melvins” rehearsals, where he met his best friend Krist Novoselic, whom he later teamed up with to form Nirvana. In 1988, Nirvana released their first single…

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    Nirvana Nirvana was an alternative rock/ grunge trio formed by frontman/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in 1987 in Aberdeen, a small town near Seattle, Washington. Their first studio album “Bleach” was recorded by Jack Endino, a local producer associated with the independent record label Sub Pop. The record sold 35,000 copies in the United States, a considerable success for the band. Soon after the release of their first album Nirvana began their first, one month national…

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    Nirvana’s bassist, Krist Novoselic, recalls playing “in a worn down, old house. We’d play in front of five people.” The band did not care about how popular they were, instead they cared about the music they were producing. As the Seattle music scene began to mold around this punk-rock music, people quickly renamed it grunge. Nirvana and their music would eventually explode into the mainstream and lead, what many called a revolution, with their most famous song, “Smells like Teen Spirit.”…

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    Layne Thomas Staley was born August 22, 2967 in Kirkland Washington USA. he was born to Phil Staley and Nancy Staley, at age 7 his parents divorced and his worst nightmares came to. The divorce of his parents later in life lead to part of his issues with depression and drug dependency. Heroin and Crack were Staleys drugs of choice, when found dead in his Seattle apartment paraphernalia such as pipes and needles were around his decaying body. Layne died at the age of 34 on April 5th, 2002 same…

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    Love Vs. Cobain

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    In 1992, when their album, Nevermind, was number one on the charts, the bands’ second album, Incesticide, was released and Cobain married Courtney love in Hawaee, amid rumors of drug use by both Cobain and Love. There baby daughter, Frances, was born in Los Angeles in that same year while Cobain was undergoing detoxification in the same hospital. Children’s Services took custody of the child immediately and court action over this went on until 1993. In May 1993, Cobain was admitted to…

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    Kurt Cobain Ever wonder how Kurt Cobain died? Some may say that he killed himself but I say other wise. There is evidence to prove that he killed himself but there is also evidence to prove that he was murdered. Although some might try and argue to believe that Kurt Cobain killed himself, isn’t it weird that Dylan Carson bought the shotgun for Kurt Cobain, the shotgun was lying on his chest, and the suicide note he left did not match some of his handwriting. Firstly, Kurt Cobain killed…

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    Grunge Themes

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    word meaning dirt, filth, trash become synonymous with a musical genre, a fashion statement, a pop phenomenon? (New York Times -Grunge: A Success Story) Well, grunge was an inspirational era of music that took place in the late 80s and early 90s or 1988-1996. It was a type of music that reflected how many young Americans had felt in an era of frustration and anger, where the things that they were taught and promised as children were not coming true for them. These types of feelings served as…

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    Ap 100 Grunge

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    At the forefront of this wild movement was a band named Nirvana. Around the time the band was formed popular music was losing that synthesized sound that had dominated the music industry for many years. Before grunge, many rock subcategories were deemed one-dimensional. This a completely changed with the popularization of grunge. The song, “Smells like Teen Spirit” starts off with a chord progression that gets stuck within the listener’s head. From there, it leads into the verse which has a…

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