I remember getting rid of my “negative” CDs back around the late 90s because I thought they were messing me up. But I think looking back on it the real reason was my musical palette wasn’t broad enough. I’ve gotten back into a lot of it and realized that to some extent, there was something to it. I can do with the socially conscious songs; it’s the self-deprecating songs that are hard to listen to.
I know some grunge fans think that emo is “whiny and bratty”, but I disagree. I find that the emo I’ve listened to over the last several years (like Death Cab, Paramore and MCR), has more resolve and courage to it. Grunge was like " F’ you, get out of my face. Oh, never mind, I’ll just stare at my shoes. Then I’ll do some drugs and kick myself in the head with a gun." To me emo is “I’m going through a hard time right now, and the world’s messed up, but if I keep a level head, I think I can make it through.” Just some crazy rant by a former tortured soul.
I listened to grunge in my teens. I was depressed and chaotic in my head. The music expressed my feelings that I could not do. I was not allowed to show sad or angry feelings as a kid or I’d get beaten.
that’s awful @Comatose I love fun colored hair. It’s a shame they wouldn’t let you wear the color of your choice to the prom. I missed my prom. I was too much of a stoner back then to care but I wish I had gone now.
I’ve learned to let my kids do as they wish. If my son wants do dye his hair red before a party it’s ok to do that. He has done that a couple of times. Proms are not important. You should be able to go as yourself.
Yeah, see people forget that was totally new to us to hear Nirvana slurring words, incomprehensibly. Every band I had ever heard wanted you to understand them. That was my first reaction to grunge: What are they saying?