23+ Best Grunge Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Grunge Quotes

I’ll admit it, the grunge trend doesn’t really speak to me. I get why other people like it, but it’s just not my style. Don’t get me wrong, I love layering, but I like it when it is done with a little more polish and sophistication. – Nina Garcia

We were productive in the ’90s. It just was the music scene then was just grunge. We never really lost our following and we never really became a grunge band. We became what we were . . . we just kept evolving what we were into a better us. – David Bryan

People misinterpret my emotions towards Nirvana because I’ve said things about how something happened with grunge that took a little bit of fun out of things. It’s no offense to Nirvana; they were one of the greats, obviously. But something died there, too, and we haven’t quite gotten the groove back. – Brandon Flowers

Something happened in the nineties. There was a shift. I don’t want to blame it on grunge or the rise of indie – but that was basically it. It was seen as dirty and kind of ignorant to have these ambitions, to want to be a big band. – Brandon Flowers

Every once in a while, we have some sort of movement in music that everyone suddenly wants to work in, like grunge or rap or disco or some other musical phase, and then suddenly, that’ll be the thing to do. – Todd Rundgren

It’s probably because of the movies. And it just puts on an air of professionalism more than grunge dancing, – Elizabeth Williams

The world is a pile of grunge. – Jo Stafford

There’s not a word that describes us. We’re not alternative, metal or grunge – we’re not any of that. We’re just what we are. – Jerry Cantrell

I never really followed grunge. – Robert Quine

Doolittle was a major influence on the Seattle grunge scene, which emerged in the early 1990s. – Joey Santiago

With Pantera, we lived through so many trend-of-the-day situations – when grunge was huge, we were still a heavy metal band; when hip-hop started getting incorporated into metal, we stuck to our guns and remained a heavy metal band very purposefully. – Phil Anselmo

Yes, it’s a bit of a gamble that people are going to respond to the album, but I think that grunge has run its course. That’s not to say our music is going to be huge today, but we have a much bigger chance, because people will be more open-minded. – Vivian Campbell

As far as the grunge thing, there are three bands from Seattle that I would call true grunge. – Adam Jones

Grunge is a hippied romantic version of punk. – Marc Jacobs

People act like Nirvana invented grunge; they just took it and personified it. – Billy Corgan

In the early ’90s I was floating somewhere between the Brat Pack/Andrew McCarthy/James Spader/Pretty In Pink kind of stuff and the alterna-pop look, crossed with a very distinct grunge sensibility. – Adam Richman

I experimented with fashion as it being more like art, allowing what I wore to express what I was feeling on the inside. Androgyny, rock culture, and grunge – they definitely had an effect on the things that made me feel cool and comfortable. – Ruby Rose

I started a big band when grunge was popular. I mean, that didn’t make much sense. – Brian Setzer

Grunge came from a group of English photographers, and they were documenting their own reality… I’m South American – we celebrate life. – Mario Testino

Im the mold that grunge was grown in. – Townes Van Zandt

We’re a global band. In 1995, we played 42 countries. So when America did that trend, when grunge came in, we didn’t change to be that. We stayed true to who we were, played the world and continued to grow. – David Bryan

If punk was about getting rid of hippies, then I’m getting rid of grunge. – Damon Albarn

I grew up in the 90s in the time of grunge when if you didn’t go on stage in jeans and a T shirt you weren’t ‘real.’ That seemed ridiculous to me. – Jack White

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