We are getting so excited for Grunge Night. The throwback to our famous Friday nights in the late 80’s/ early 90’s which really have gone down in legendary status!
Like so totally excited we are already fighting the urge to mosh whenever we are in a crowd. So OK, it’s 20 years since Grunge was really big, and these days every head-throw gives us a headache and sore neck, but it’s worth it. It’s not just about us re-living our youth (honest) it’s about a mind set. A way of life that says down with rules and up with sharing our angst with like-minded individuals.
It’s also about being really cool. ALL the cool kids were into Grunge – and it turns out, they still are!
We know there are too many fantastic grunge songs to mention here, so instead we’ve made a list of five of our favourites which will hopefully get you tearing up your denim, reaching for your oversized plaid shirts and heading over to The Bowgie for Friday Night Revisited/ Grunge Night on Friday 23rd September.
1. Nirvana. Smells Like Teen Spirit.
This is an obvious choice and epitomises the struggles of teenage years when we all felt stupid and contagious. Plus, it’s still true today that with the lights out, it’s less dangerous. Unless what you are doing requires good lighting. Like shaving.
2. Pearl Jam. Black.
This is the best one for a slow sway. It’s perfect for showing off those shiny grunge tresses of yours in all their glory. So part your hair in the centre, let it all hang forward, shut your eyes if you want and contemplate the lyrics ‘now my bitter hands cradle broken glass of what was everything, all the pictures have been washed in black, tattooed everything’
3. Bush. Swallowed.
Everyone sings along to this one. It’s a song for anyone pining over a lost love…which is surprisingly more people than you think.
4. Foo Fighters. Best of You.
Another about unrequited love that gives us goosebumps. We’re not sure if it’s the lyrics or Dave Grohl’s gravelly tones but something about this track gets us every time.
5. Stone Temple Pilots. Vasoline.
This band’s energy is most definitely angst-ridden and their lyrics are channelling the grunge vibe so deeply that we had to count them in our top five grunge tunes. Plus vasoline is really useful – especially if you suffer from chapped lips.
So has that got you feeling all grunge? Then come and rock out on Friday 23rd September 2016 to all the best from Metallica, the Levellers/ Bob Marley and the Rolling Stones whilst raising money for Cornwall Hospice Care.