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List of American Grunge Bands

This is a list of American grunge bands. It includes rock bands and solo artists formed in the USA whose primary genre is grunge or either they have or had the elements of it in their music style. Grunge music is a subgenre of alternative rock that emerged during the mid-1980s in the American state of Washington, particularly in the Seattle area. Inspired by hardcore punk, heavy metal, and indie rock, grunge is generally characterized by heavily distorted electric guitars, contrasting song dynamics, and apathetic or angst-filled lyrics. The grunge aesthetic is stripped-down compared to other forms of rock music, and many grunge musicians were noted for their unkempt appearances and rejection of theatrics.

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Band Years active Origin Studio albums
7 Year Bitch 1990-1997 Seattle, Washington

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Band Years active Origin Studio albums
Alice in Chains 1987 - Present Seattle, Washington

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Band Years active Origin Studio albums
Babes in Toyland 1987-2001 Minneapolis, Minnesota
Blind Melon 1990-1999 / 2006-2008 / 2010-Present Los Angeles, California
Blood Circus 1988-1989 / 1992 / 2007 Seattle, Washington
Bundle of Hiss 1980-1988 Seattle, Washington

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Band Years active Origin Studio albums
Candlebox 1990-2000 / 2006-Present Seattle, Washington
Car Seat Headrest 2010-Present Seattle, Washington
Cat Butt 1987-1990 Seattle, Washington

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Band Years active Origin Studio albums
Dandelion 1989-1996 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dickless 1989-1998 Seattle, Washington

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Band Years active Origin Studio albums
Fecal Matter 1985-1986 Aberdeen, Washington
  • Illiteracy Will Prevail (1985)
Flowerhead 1987-1995 Austin, Texas
The Fluid 1984-1993, 2008 Denver, Colorado
  • Punch n Judy (1986)
  • Clear Black Paper (1988)
  • Roadmouth (1989)
  • Glue (1990)
  • Purplemetalflakemusic (1993)

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Band Years active Origin Studio albums
Girl Trouble 1983 - Present Washington
  • Hit It or Quit It (1988)
  • Thrillsphere (1990)
  • New American Shame (1993)
  • Tuesdays Thursdays & Sundays (1998)
  • The Illusion of Excitement (2003)
Green River 1984-1988 2008-2009 Seattle, Washington
Gruntruck 1989-1993 1996-2002 Seattle, Washington
Gumball 1990-1994 New York City, New York

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Band Years active Origin Studio albums
Hammerbox 1990-1994 Seattle, Washington
Hater 1993-1997 2005 Seattle, Washington
Hazel 1992-1997 Portland, Oregon
  • Toreador of Love (1995)
  • Are You Going to Eat That (1996)

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Band Years active Origin Studio albums
Jerry Cantrell Seattle, Washington

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Band Years active Origin Studio albums
L7 1985-2001, 2014-present Los Angeles, California
Local H 1987-present Zion, Illinois
Love Battery 1989-2002, 2006, 2011-2012 Seattle, Washington

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Band Years active Origin Studio albums
Napalm Beach 1981-present Portland, Oregon
  • Live (1983)
  • Rock And Roll Hell (1984)
  • Pugsley (1984)
  • Teen Dream (1985)
  • Napalm Beach EP (1985)
  • Liquid Love (1988)
  • Moving To And Fro (1989)
  • Fire Air And Water (1990)
  • Thunder Lizard (1991)
  • Curiosities (1993)
  • In My Tree (1994)
  • Kill For My Bitch Live: Portland & Seattle 2008 (2008)
Nirvana 1987-1994 Aberdeen, Washington
The Nymphs 1985-1992 New Jersey

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Band Years active Origin Studio albums
Paw 1990-2000, 2008 Lawrence, Kansas
Pearl Jam 1990-present Seattle, Washington
Pond 1991-1998 Portland, Oregon
  • Pond (1993)
  • The Practice of Joy Before Death (1995)
  • Rock Collection (1997)
The Presidents of the United States of America 1993-1998 / 2000-2002 / 2003-2016 Seattle, Washington

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Band Years active Origin Studio albums
Screaming Trees 1985-2000 Ellensburg, Washington
Seaweed 1989-2000 2007-present Tacoma, Washington
  • Despised (1991)
  • Weak (1992)
  • Four (1993)
  • Spanaway (1995)
  • Actions and Indications (1998)
SixTwoSeven 2016-Present Seattle, Washington
Skin Yard 1985-1993 Seattle, Washington
The Smashing Pumpkins 1988-2000, 2006-Present Chicago, Illinois
Solomon Grundy 1989-? Ellensburg, Washington
  • Solomon Grundy (1990)
Soundgarden 1984-1997, 2010-present Seattle, Washington
Splendora 1995-2002 New York City, New York
Stone Temple Pilots 1985-2002, 2008-present San Diego, California
Sweet Water 1990-present Seattle, Washington
  • Ter (1992)
  • Sweet Water (1993)
  • Superfriends (1995)
  • Suicide (1999)
  • Clear The Tarmac (2009)

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U

Band Years active Origin Studio albums
The U-Men 1981-1989 Seattle, Washington

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Band Years active Origin Studio albums
Ween 1984-2012 Pennsylvania
Willard 1989-1992 Seattle, Washington
Wool 1990-1996 Washington, D.C.
  • Box Set (1994)
  • Lunar Momento: Lost Rancho Session 1 (2012)
  • Lunar Momento: Lost Rancho Session 2 (2012)

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