Grunge is a marketing term for ‘when rock and punk converge and clothing companies make a **** load of money selling impressionable kids crappy clothes’. In the beginning of the 90s this style was THE fashion, with famous followers such as Kurt Cobain and the guys in Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. Truly awesome music, but, yea, to be honest, really crappy clothing.
However, now in the times of the financial crisis zombie grungers rise again. Since everybody will start shopping second-hand we will all go Cobain/Courtney Love in half a year or so. Just to remember everyone I want us all to understand what Grunge is all about.
To be a stereotypical Grunger, one must grow the hair. Try and grow the bangs and back and sides to an equal length. Then, don’t wash it. Ever! Clothes to be worn include ragged jeans and flannel shirts. Make sure you never have anything to do. Be bored. So, there you are – a Grunger. And now it’s perfectly OK because we will all be forced to look like that. But remember the golden rule; wash everything when you get home, they don’t call them flea markets for nothing.
The picture above is taken from the Reykjavik Grapevine and depicts two Icelandic 2008 Grungers, caught up in the Icelandic bank turmoil. Yea! Hardcore!