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Gen X-ers: Was it Nirvana or Pearl Jam?
by Maria Trimarchi
Heavily-flanneled with unkempt hair, rock that came out of the Pacific Northwest in the early '90s heavily-influenced a generation. And while the “Seattle Sound” – grunge – was taking over, it was also overtaking the metal scene. As the movement emerged it generally centered around the Seattle record label, Sub Pop, with Kurt Cobain, of Nirvana, later being called, "the John Lennon of the swinging Northwest," by Time magazine. When it comes to two of the biggest grunge bands, Nirvana and Pearl Jam, can you tell the difference?