This week, Dave Grohl insisted
that grunge music "never went away
." And when a dude from Nirvana
says that, you can probably take his word for it.
But that got us thinking: if it never went away, then maybe it's just a little off-radar and we're not picking up on it.
It's times like this that we turn to UG readers to get some pro advice for our weekly question, which is:
What are the best grunge bands ever?
Hopefully some great underground bands will get a name check on this one.
To guide the discussion, let's stick to Grohl's fairly loose definition of grunge: "loud a-s guitars, loud a-s drums, and screaming a-s vocals
." Basically, any acts with a punk spirit and underground vibe who know how to mix high-energy with a good dose of songwriting.
No metal, please - it might technically fit Grohl's "loud" definition, but you can probably guess that it's a little off-topic this time.
The usual rules apply: one nomination per comment, and upvote posts that you agree with. YouTube videos are welcome. We'll post the results in a raucous top 10 list this Friday.