Jose Luengo Interview

Jose Luengo is in two Spanish bands and was heavily involved in the 90's grunge scene.

Do you think there are any bands at the moment that you can define as grunge?

The answer is no. I was a part of the 90's grunge scene, i was really involved in this movement  and i can assure you that  grunge doesn't exist anymore. The bands and the aesthetic are dead and in my opinion grunge isn't going to make a comeback. 
There are some bands that have the same sound of the 90;s in Seattle but they aren't grunge. Music, as well as the social context have changed and developed and we have different values to live by.
But anyway, the first question you have to ask yourself is "What is grunge?" because grunge bands don't  have anything to do with each other. Peral Jam, Nirvana, Mudhoney, Dinosaur Jr or Sonic Youth... they all sound completely different are were still grouped as "grunge" anyway. 
I think grunge involved a musical explosion, a way of thinking at the time and that's really difficult to get back.