In the book's introduction, Thurston Moore (far right, pictured with his band Sonic Youth) writes about the genre, of which he was a part:
"Grunge? Bad name. Lame name, actually. But kinda funny in its lameness. That was the point, to some degree."
© Michael Lavine; GRUNGE; Abrams Image; 2009
All quotes excerpted from "GRUNGE" (Abrams Image)