Sunday, May 12, 2013

1990'S GRUNGE MUSIC (1)



Like any label, the term "Grunge" can be a bit vague.
But I lived through it (and loved it), so I know.
(Not in Seattle though)

Lemme tell ya 'bout GRUNGE.....

1990's Grunge Music "started" in Seattle, WA.
It was made by people
who had not been told it was
"not cool to listen to the Stooges and Aerosmith."
(Mark Arm)

Seattle was "off the beaten track" for many of the bigger bands, so the locals had to forge their own music scene.

And don't forget:
1960's Grunge/Garage Music from across America had already existed for decades.


Far and away, the "major" Indy label was SUB-POP.



Back in the early 1990's you could pretty much buy anything on SubPop and you knew it would be good.

Everyone joined
The SubPop Singles Club to get the latest 7" singles on colored vinyl in the mail.
So cool.

Almost all live Grunge photo's were taken by
Charles Peterson.
Almost all Early Sub-Pop bands were recorded by
Jack Endino.

Some of the TRUE, ORIGINAL Grunge bands were:
(You will notice that
Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots and Alice In Chains
are NOT on this list!)


GREEN RIVER
broke up and its members went on to become MUDHONEY and PEARL JAM.

Dry As A Bone
Rehab Doll
(The CD has extra tracks)



BLOOD CIRCUS
One of the best bands, now forgotten by the masses. But they shouldn't be!



Primal Rock Therapy
(The CD has extra tracks)
 Six Foot Under / Two Way Street (single)



SWALLOW
Another of the best bands, now forgotten by the masses.


Swallow
Sourpuss

BLOOD CIRCUS AND SWALLOW AREN´T EVEN LISTED ON THE SUB-POP WEBSITE A-Z of ARTISTS!



TAD
Tad Doyle was not originally from Seattle, but he rocked like a MONSTER.
Saw them play live at St. Andrew's Hall in Detroit in 1993. GREAT.

Salt Lick
Gods Balls
Jack Pepsi
8-Way Santa
Salem e.p.

Singles:
Jinx / Pig Iron
Salem / Welt
Ritual Device/Daisy
Loser / Cooking With Gas
Oppenheimers Pretty Nightmare
Jack Pepsi


MORE TO COME!
The Fluid! Mudhoney! L7!
Love Battery! Cat Butt! 
AND MUCH MORE!

 
 

1 comment:

  1. Good to know matey! ...and bands to check out!

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