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Sunday Evening Videos: The Grunge Edition

This week we’re going to take a trip back in time…..all the way back to the early 1990s. We’re presenting some of the classics of grunge music, that noisy, punky, metal-ly reinvigorating sonic blast from Seattle. Of course, it would be sort of pointless to just re-post the original performances, so tonight we’re going to learn what these songs were really about. Above you see the real meaning of Pearl Jam’s “Yellow Ledbetter.” After the jump you can find out the real meaning of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Peral Jam’s “Evenflow.” As a non-grudge bonus, I’m posting a lyrical re-intrepetation of “Oh Fortuna,” from Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” for no other reason than it cracked me up.