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1 Jake whiteley

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3 Split into 3 main sections What was going on in the U.S.A. Before/during/after? Various push/pull factors Key points

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5 Industrial revolution The war on communism: The Reagan administration Hair metal dominated the American music scene. Reagan’s “war on drugs” instigated The patriotic American. Grunge originated in Seattle Music was focused around L.A and N.Y Influenced by northern state bands: Pixies, Sonic youth, Dinosaur Jr. MTV established 1981 This photo is within the public domain. Obtained through Google images

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7 “Soft verse, Hard chorus” Melvins, Mudhoney, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Alice In Chains. Fashion : Sub Pop's Jonathan Poneman said, "This [clothing] is cheap, it's durable, and it's kind of timeless. It also runs against the grain of the whole flashy aesthetic that existed in the 80's.“ Bands did not want to entertain, but were there simply to rock out: stage diving, crowd surfing and moshing became common place. Burnout of the metal culture – Americas youth did not feel represented and were depressed about the future. Rebellion: comparison drawn between grunge and Punk Rock. Mass media allowed grunge to explode to America’s youth in 1991 although it was 89 when grunge was noticed. blogs.ya.com/escu-under/files/kurt_buena.jpg

8 MUDHONEY80’S HAIR METAL BAND: WARRANT media.hamptonroads.com/.../11/warrant512.jpg

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10 The grunge ethos was that to succeed was to fail, this grew out of the fact that there was little money in Seattle and thus bands found it very hard to get signed: they grey to resent success. It was impossible for grunge to attain longevity without destroying it’s principle values. The only way to get their point across was to ‘sell out’ in their eyes, so why did they do it? Grunge brought the ‘live’ album back Hair metal of the 80’s was all about having a good time – this is a constant. No less gratuitous than metal Influences and ethos can still be felt today

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