Bands that survived the Grunge apocalypse?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by zen, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. zen

    zen Forum Resident Thread Starter

    For the old folks here. :)
    Who' s your favorite bands/artists that released albums you thoroughly enjoyed, post '92?

    I'll pick a few bands...
    Deep Purple is the obvious winner; while Yes comes close, they did fumble it in recent years, and the Moody Blues obviously, didn't survive it.

    The albums I love (post '92)...
    Moody Blues: Strange Times (1999)
    Yes: Talk (1994), The Ladder (1999), Magnification (2001), Fly From Here (2011)
    Deep Purple: The Battle Rages On (1993), Purpendicular (1996), Bananas (2003), Now What?! (2013), InFinite (2017)
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  2. jmpatrick

    jmpatrick Forum Resident

    Detroit, MI
    Black Sabbath certainly survived post '92, as did Marillion, Pink Floyd, and King Crimson. All released quality material, IMO, after grunge hit.
  3. jatticus

    jatticus i swear im not emo

    nine-inch nails and ministry
  4. jatticus

    jatticus i swear im not emo

    actually the entire industrial scene survived
  5. IanM007

    IanM007 Give me CDs or give me death...!

    Shrewsbury, UK
    The Lemonheads!
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  6. jatticus

    jatticus i swear im not emo

    They more than survived, they blossomed
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  7. Spot778

    Spot778 Well-Known Member

    Crue, Maiden and Priest for the most part
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  8. KAJ1971

    KAJ1971 Burger flipper, Sapper, book seller, nurse.

    Iron Maiden
    Tom Petty
    The Black Crowes
    The Offspring
    ZZ Top
    Manic Street Preachers
  9. Phil12

    Phil12 Radiant Radish

    All. There wasn't a grunge apocalypse... or a punk annihilation for that matter.
  10. Osthagen

    Osthagen Forum Resident

    There was no such thing as a grunge "apocalypse".
  11. Osthagen

    Osthagen Forum Resident

    The three bands in bold all named grunge artists, such as Nirvana and Alice In Chains, as influential and/or inspirational.
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  12. Marty T

    Marty T Stereo Fan

    Grunge did put an end to hair metal and took some spotlight away from Guns and Roses for a couple of years. After that, I'll need to hear more support what you mean by Apocolypse in this case.
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  13. vinyl diehard

    vinyl diehard Two-Channel Forever

    Agreed. Grunge, I hate that phrase, put grit back into rock. Back to the basics.
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  14. erikdavid5000

    erikdavid5000 Forum Resident

    The Melvins

    They did get dropped from Atlantic, though, at the close of the apocalypse, but have obviously thrived since.
  15. thxphotog

    thxphotog Camera Nerd

    Los Angeles, CA
    I think Motley would have thrived, had the Vince divorce never happened. Majority of Crue fans wouldn't have gone anywhere and there were millions of 'em.
  16. LilacTeardrop

    LilacTeardrop "Roll It Over, My Soul...and Leave Me Here"

    UK bands:
    Listed are ones who recorded both before & after '92 (as year listed in OP), who all continued having successful releases.

    Primal Scream
    The Cure
    Depeche Mode
    New Order
    Siouxsie And The Banshees
    The Jesus And Mary Chain
    The Charlatans
    Echo & The Bunnymen

    Social Distortion
    Brian Setzer
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2019
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  17. Roberto899

    Roberto899 Forum Resident

    Rush released a few fine albums and one their best in the 2000's.
  18. M2225

    M2225 Zhar the Mad

    Helsinki, Finland
    Fun thread, in line with what this forum is about nowdays.

    Pearl Jam

    - Other that the previous 3 drummers that have exploded (like in the Spinal Tap movie) I guess the others members are still the same

    I think I will keep my style from here. This thread makes no sense, and so does not my reply. Don't quote.
  19. Johnny Action

    Johnny Action Forum President

    Tacoma, WA, USA
  20. mbd40

    mbd40 Steely Dan Fan

    Hope, Ar
    Bon Jovi managed to adapt with the times after pop-metal died.
  21. Freezerburn

    Freezerburn Because The World Is Flat

    Pennsylvania USA
    It was only apocalyptic for all the hair metal hacks for having zero substance.
    Finally that got called out and the hair metal scene was finally kaput.

    Gotta admit I did miss the guitar solos, but that was it.
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  22. KAJ1971

    KAJ1971 Burger flipper, Sapper, book seller, nurse.

    Like in '77 when Queen said they were inspired by punk when they made 'News Of The World'?
    I'll just settle for answering the question that was asked.
  23. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    Sonic Youth.

    Although they didn't survive the Thurston Moore apocalypse.
  24. zphage

    zphage inappropriately touching the out of touch

    Tiny Tim
    Current 93
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  25. Price.pittsburgh

    Price.pittsburgh Forum Resident


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