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Grunge Bands

Can you guess the names of these prominent grunge bands from the clues provided?
Bands are in alphabetical order.
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Last updated: March 15, 2024
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First submittedMarch 20, 2023
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Heaven Beside You
Iconic band who's original lead vocalist, Layne Staley, passed away in 2002 at the age of 34.
Alice In Chains
Spanking Machine
All female band which briefly featured Courtney Love on bass for a time.
Babes In Toyland
No Rain
Band whose most famous music video features a tap dancing bee girl. Vocalist Shannon Hoon died of an overdose in 1995.
Blind Melon
Razorblade Suitcase
English band featuring vocalist/guitarist Gavin Rossdale, former husband of Gwen Stefani.
Bush
Far Behind
Seattle band whose sound is more commercial than most of their peers. Other hits include "Cover Me" & "You".
Candlebox
You're Living All Over Me
Band of J Mascis who are regarded as a big influence on alternative rock. They had to add "Jr" to their name for legal reasons.
Dinosaur Jr
Sparkle and Fade
Band named after an alcoholic spirit. Their first album "World of Noise" is considered grunge, but later records were poppier & far more successful.
Everclear
Illiteracy Will Prevail
Kurt Cobain's jokingly (and vulgarly) named first band he formed after dropping out of high school.
Fecal Matter
Dry as a Bone
Early, influential Seattle band who's members would go on to form Mudhoney, Mother Love Bone & Pearl Jam.
Green River
Celebrity Skin
Courtney Love's band. Their second album, "Live Through This", was met with critical acclaim.
Hole
Shove
All female band whose name is a slang term for "square".
L7
River of Deceit
The other grunge supergroup, featuring Layne Staley and members of Screaming Trees, Pearl Jam & the Walkabouts.
Mad Season
With Yo' Heart (Not Yo' Hands)
Band formed by Andrew Wood at the age of 14, before Mother Love Bone. Also featuring his brother Kevin.
Malfunkshun
Crown of Thorns
After the death of vocalist Andrew Wood, members from this band would go on to form Pearl Jam.
Mother Love Bone
Honey Bucket
Band, featuring Buzz Osborne & Dale Crover, who are regarded as a major influence on grunge and sludge metal.
Melvins
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Touch Me I'm Sick
Band featuring Mark Arm. Their EP Superfuzz Bigmuff is considered a classic.
Mudhoney
Peaches
Goofy Seatle alternative rock band from Seattle. Their self titled debut also features the hits "Kitty" and "Lump".
The Presidents of the United States of America
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Iconic band featuring Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Kris Novoselic.
Nirvana
Even Flow
Hugely successful band featuring vocalist Eddie Vedder. Other popular songs include "Daughter", "Jeremy" & "Alive".
Pearl Jam
Tomorrow
Australian band who released their debut album Frogstomp when the band's members were only 15 years old.
Silverchair
Hallowed Ground
Heavy early grunge band featuring Jack Endino, who would go on to produce many important grunge records.
Skin Yard
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Successful band featuring Billy Corgan as the sole constant member.
Smashing Pumpkins
Black Hole Sun
Iconic band which disbanded after lead singer Chris Cornell's suicide in 2019.
Soundgarden
Plowed
Detroit band whose hits also include "Molly (16 Candles Down the Drain)" & "Wax Ecstatic (To Sell Angelina)".
Sponge
Interstate Love Song
Successful San Diego band featuring late vocalist Scott Weiland, who was also a member of supergroup Velvet Revolver.
Stone Temple Pilots
Nearly Lost You
Neo-psychedelic band featuring vocalist Mark Lanegan. "Sweet Oblivion" is their most successful album.
The Screaming Trees
God's Balls
Band led by Tad Doyle whose album "8-Way Santa" resulted in them being sued by the couple depicted on the cover & by Pepsi for the song "Jack Pepsi".
Tad
Hunger Strike
Supergroup featuring members of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam.
Temple Of The Dog
Rubberneck
Amphibian-themed Fort Worth, Texas rockers best known for their song "Possum Kingdom".
Toadies
American Thighs
Female fronted band named after a character from Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Veruca Salt
2 Comments
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Level 85
Mar 20, 2023
Cool quiz! I got 27, but should have had a couple more.
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Level 58
Mar 20, 2023
Thanks! Nice, yeah I learnt about quite a few bands I'd never heard of researching for this quiz.