rockthelaw wrote:Could you argue that Mudhoney was more the quintessential grunge band, and that Nirvana took the lead and - for lack of a better term - perfected grunge not only in the sonic realm, but in the attitude and image realm as well?
Hm, I dunno. This is about to destroy my internet credibility i've never listened to a ton of Mudhoney
When I think of grunge, I tend to just group the rock/punkish bands with the similar image together from that period of time (late 80's early 90s) and leave it at that. I know this definition has flaws (cause technically RHCP came out with Blood Sugar around this time, I think and I don't consider that grunge at all. Just awesome) For me Mudhoney falls into that category, but at the same time, I can't really, personally at least, consider Nirvana to be the definitive grunge band because in terms of outlook and playing style they were doing the same thing that other bands at the time were doing. They just hit it really, really big.