This month marks the 17th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's suicide. Rest in peace, Kurt, and rest in peace, Grunge. To both I am thankful, for they are given credit for killing the dreadful hair bands of the early to mid 1980s.
At first glance one might say that there is nothing in common with the grunge sensibility and the prep sensibility. Well, contraire mon fraire. There is more to these ways of life than meets the eye. Consider the following:
1967 - 1994
- Both have isolated beginnings, be it in the Pacific Northwest or the Atlantic Northeast. This is real Darwin "Origin of Species" stuff, or more correctly, "allopatric speciation."