Monday, April 6, 2009

No Sex For Grunge Rockers

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Grunge music was all about sex, drugs, and rock and roll – minus the sex.

In his book Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History If Seattle Rock Music (ECW Press), Greg Prato recounts the years when grunge rocked and ruled the airwaves and the world.

Though he says grunge bands like Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam were a reaction to loudmouth, sex-crazed bands like Poison and Guns ’N Roses, the two weren’t all that different.

He says, “Grunge bands were all about sex, drugs, and rock and roll too. Well, except for the sex. They rejected the groupie type thinking. They were very pro-feminist. But they still rocked out and did drugs.”

Prato also argues that grunge legend Kurt Cobain was not all that different from hard-rocking icon Axl Rose, despite the fact that they were musical foes, since both used heroine and made a huge impact on the musical world.

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