Pearl Jam. This guy puts it better than I can.https://youtu.be/EpFPuS1o9d0?t=15m15s
"That was fucking hair metal, funk metal bullshit. Fuck that band, fuck Green River, Mother Love Bone. That shit was fucking lame when it came out. None of us liked those bands. Those were fucking funk-metal jam bands. Anybody who's trying to tell you that those bands were like, you know, "proto-grunge", get the fuck out of here. Those were fucking hair metal bands who didn't have enough money to move to LA. They're fucking like high fiving each other on the cover? Like, are you kidding me? This was like the ultimate fucking bro-shit stoner, fucking lame-ass jam band, battle of the bands, MusicSmith fucking Stratocaster, velvet fucking top hat, fucking scarf wearing Paisley bullshit ever. Man, did i fucking hate that band. Ugh."