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(Seattle Times)   Legendary rehearsal space used by Blind Melon, Screaming Trees, and George Clinton to be razed. "We've probably had a thousand bands, representing four or five thousand musicians. The beauty of it is that most of them you've never heard of"   (seattletimes.com) divider line 73
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2012-12-09 04:10:28 PM
Horrible article. Says the reason the place is closing is to make space for a 71 unit something. But WHY was the property sold? According to TFA, it had been sold out for over 20 years. fark Danny Westneat and his shiat journalism.
 
2012-12-09 04:36:40 PM
I'm not down with the hipster headline much
 
2012-12-09 04:49:56 PM
George Clinton obviously but what did the other guys do? Blind Melon had the bumblebee girl but what did Screaming Trees do? I know they were 1990s college rock but I don't have sound right now so I can't hear their specific pussified catalog.
 
2012-12-09 05:11:46 PM
"We've probably had a thousand bands, representing four or five thousand musicians. The beauty of it is that most of them you've never heard of"

That's because most of them probably suck.
 
2012-12-09 05:12:10 PM
Screaming Trees? Subby knows where it's at.
 
2012-12-09 05:25:01 PM
"Legendary"
i1079.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-09 06:49:13 PM

iStig: Screaming Trees? Subby knows where it's at.


Even back when they were popular nobody knew who they were.
 
2012-12-09 07:00:13 PM

Lionel Mandrake: iStig: Screaming Trees? Subby knows where it's at.

Even back when they were popular nobody knew who they were.


I think one of them was in grunge supergroup Mad Season. I liked that CD but then Layne Staley finally OD'd so here we are.
 
2012-12-09 07:00:33 PM
Aw, seems like a place I would check out, but won't be in Seattle till the following week.
 
2012-12-09 07:10:19 PM
Blind Melon was wicked. RIP Hoonyman
 
2012-12-09 07:14:38 PM
The anti-hipster hipsters have arrived to hipster this anti-hipster hipster thread.
 
2012-12-09 07:20:37 PM

Lionel Mandrake: iStig: Screaming Trees? Subby knows where it's at.

Even back when they were popular nobody knew who they were.


An ex of mine actually interviewed them for her college newspaper.

/csb
 
2012-12-09 07:23:05 PM

Gunny Highway: The anti-hipster hipsters have arrived to hipster this anti-hipster hipster thread.


You said hipster five times.
 
2012-12-09 07:25:14 PM

fusillade762: Gunny Highway: The anti-hipster hipsters have arrived to hipster this anti-hipster hipster thread.

You said hipster five times.


He likes 2.5 hipsters.
 
2012-12-09 07:27:09 PM

Lionel Mandrake: iStig: Screaming Trees? Subby knows where it's at.

Even back when they were popular nobody knew who they were.


Maybe Subby is Canadian?

I liked Screaming Trees.... This one is a great song.
 
2012-12-09 07:27:29 PM

Lionel Mandrake: iStig: Screaming Trees? Subby knows where it's at.

Even back when they were popular nobody knew who they were.


They had that song I heard a few times ... it's ... umm ... err ... wait, I'll get to it ...

Seriously, I feel for the loss another lost piece of the 90s, when we got some substance back in the culture after the reign of the yuppie/preppy mentality. Now that commerce once again has to rule over art so the economy can be rebuilt ...

Somebody fast forward me to the 2020s, unless we're really fried from nukes by then. Three-decade cycles, y'all.
 
2012-12-09 07:28:53 PM

ParadisePornoTheater: Lionel Mandrake: iStig: Screaming Trees? Subby knows where it's at.

Even back when they were popular nobody knew who they were.

They had that song I heard a few times ... it's ... umm ... err ... wait, I'll get to it ...

Seriously, I feel for the loss another lost piece of the 90s, when we got some substance back in the culture after the reign of the yuppie/preppy mentality. Now that commerce once again has to rule over art so the economy can be rebuilt ...

Somebody fast forward me to the 2020s, unless we're really fried from nukes by then. Three-decade cycles, y'all.


substance just went underground. There is lots of indie music out there, just let go of your radio.
 
2012-12-09 07:30:37 PM
^^ I meant "I feel for the loss of another piece of the 90s".

/Already drunk
//Need attention
///Remember crappy parts as well
////Ace Of Base & stuff
 
2012-12-09 07:31:51 PM

Mugato: George Clinton obviously but what did the other guys do? Blind Melon had the bumblebee girl but what did Screaming Trees do? I know they were 1990s college rock but I don't have sound right now so I can't hear their specific pussified catalog.


I will have you know that Mark Lanegan's solo stuff is pretty damn good.

/He was the singer of the Screaming Trees
 
2012-12-09 07:35:08 PM
I can name one Blind Melon song. Seriously, ask me.
 
2012-12-09 07:36:28 PM

ParadisePornoTheater: They had that song I heard a few times ... it's ... umm ... err ... wait, I'll get to it ...


"nearly lost you"..
 
2012-12-09 07:37:24 PM
i.chzbgr.com
 
2012-12-09 07:46:23 PM

Mugato: Blind Melon had the bumblebee girl but what did Screaming Trees do?


They had a couple of minor hits but mostly they were in that group of bands, along with Mudhoney, the Melvins and Green River that influenced what would later be called grunge. Their sound was kind of punk/metal psychedelic (think a less heavy Jane's Addiction)
 
2012-12-09 07:51:49 PM
Who, who and .... ohhh.
 
2012-12-09 08:18:14 PM
By the time bands start using a building for rehearsal space it is on its last legs. The landlords can't rent it for retail or office and they need the bands just to get any income.
 
2012-12-09 08:26:46 PM

remotecody: By the time bands start using a building for rehearsal space it is on its last legs. The landlords can't rent it for retail or office and they need the bands just to get any income.


Not to mention, whenever bands start "rehearsing," they've become sellouts who are on their last legs as well.
 
2012-12-09 08:30:03 PM

Gunny Highway: The anti-hipster hipsters have arrived to hipster this anti-hipster hipster thread.


The anti-hipsters are becoming the hipsters.

Take a look at the Motown Studios, now. I'd rather they saved that.

Much cooler then grunge/90's pop, but they both had a cultural influence.

Motown Studios Parking Lot

/Not a grunge fan, it killed rock and roll, but you can't deny it's cultural influence.
 
2012-12-09 09:10:18 PM

spaten: Gunny Highway: The anti-hipster hipsters have arrived to hipster this anti-hipster hipster thread.

The anti-hipsters are becoming the hipsters.

Take a look at the Motown Studios, now. I'd rather they saved that.

Much cooler then grunge/90's pop, but they both had a cultural influence.

Motown Studios Parking Lot

/Not a grunge fan, it killed rock and roll, but you can't deny it's cultural influence.


Grunge didn't kill rock and roll. It killed hair metal, which needed to die as it had become a parody of itself.
 
2012-12-09 09:16:34 PM
Screaming Trees... toured with the Waxing Poetics.

I was there, man.
 
2012-12-09 09:24:47 PM

stoli n coke: It killed hair metal, which needed to die as it had become a parody of itself.


Hair metal was awesome, as long as the listener had a sense of humor.

And grunge was only good if the listener lacked one.
 
2012-12-09 09:39:38 PM
Genuinely surprised by how many people here don't know the Screaming Trees.

/shrugs
//Mark Lanegan has one of the very best voices in rock. Very distinctive.
///RIP jambox
 
2012-12-09 09:41:46 PM

The Muthaship: stoli n coke: It killed hair metal, which needed to die as it had become a parody of itself.

Hair metal was awesome, as long as the listener had a sense of humor.

And grunge was only good if the listener lacked one.


So...hair metal was the Lady GaGa of the 80s?
 
2012-12-09 09:42:38 PM

spaten: Gunny Highway: The anti-hipster hipsters have arrived to hipster this anti-hipster hipster thread.

The anti-hipsters are becoming the hipsters.

Take a look at the Motown Studios, now. I'd rather they saved that.

Much cooler then grunge/90's pop, but they both had a cultural influence.

Motown Studios Parking Lot

/Not a grunge fan, it killed rock and roll, but you can't deny it's cultural influence.


Have you been to the Hitsville USA museum? Pretty good tour.
 
2012-12-09 09:43:14 PM

Tiberius Gracchus: So...hair metal was the Lady GaGa of the 80s?


Is the implication here that she is not talented? If so, we don't need to go any further.
 
2012-12-09 09:46:59 PM

stoli n coke: spaten: Gunny Highway: The anti-hipster hipsters have arrived to hipster this anti-hipster hipster thread.

The anti-hipsters are becoming the hipsters.

Take a look at the Motown Studios, now. I'd rather they saved that.

Much cooler then grunge/90's pop, but they both had a cultural influence.

Motown Studios Parking Lot

/Not a grunge fan, it killed rock and roll, but you can't deny it's cultural influence.

Grunge didn't kill rock and roll. It killed hair metal, which needed to die as it had become a parody of itself.


I would say grunge killed "alternative" music.

Still miss "120 Minutes".
 
2012-12-09 09:48:21 PM

The Muthaship: stoli n coke: It killed hair metal, which needed to die as it had become a parody of itself.

Hair metal was awesome, as long as the listener had a sense of humor.

And grunge was only good if the listener lacked one.


I was too young to listen to it with a sense of humor. I loved the shiat out of it, sincerely. Winger, White Lion, etc etc (age 11-12). I wonder if the guys playing it had a sense of humor about it. I'm sure they had to have, not that I could tell though. I still like some of that stuff...when I'm in the mood for it.
 
2012-12-09 09:49:16 PM
Oh no, a place some people played music for a while is gone. What will the world DO?!
 
2012-12-09 09:50:47 PM

El Brujo: I loved the shiat out of it, sincerely. Winger, White Lion


Some of the best vocalists and musicians I've heard in my (many) years came from the genre. A couple were in the named bands.
 
2012-12-09 09:53:57 PM

The Muthaship: El Brujo: I loved the shiat out of it, sincerely. Winger, White Lion

Some of the best vocalists and musicians I've heard in my (many) years came from the genre. A couple were in the named bands.


It's true, cheesiness aside. Vocal and guitar chops were in abundance in that era of rock. Even the worst bands could play the hell out of their instruments, and the singer was good.
 
2012-12-09 10:07:03 PM
that building sounds like it has Hep C. just let it go.
 
2012-12-09 10:08:22 PM

El Brujo: The Muthaship: stoli n coke: It killed hair metal, which needed to die as it had become a parody of itself.

Hair metal was awesome, as long as the listener had a sense of humor.

And grunge was only good if the listener lacked one.

I was too young to listen to it with a sense of humor. I loved the shiat out of it, sincerely. Winger, White Lion, etc etc (age 11-12). I wonder if the guys playing it had a sense of humor about it. I'm sure they had to have, not that I could tell though. I still like some of that stuff...when I'm in the mood for it.


Still, when I get in a certain mood, I've got to put on some Quiet Riot and blast it. The sheer happiness of the music is a great mood lifter.
 
2012-12-09 10:11:35 PM

sarajlewis83: Quiet Riot


If you haven't already, you should check out a British band called Slade. Almost all of QR'shiats are remakes of their tunes. I don't know why Slade was never big in the U.S.
 
2012-12-09 10:17:43 PM

proteon: I can name one Blind Melon song. Seriously, ask me.


Every time I play Blind Melon at work someone always asks me who the hell I'm listening to and tell me how much they like it. If you only know No Rain you need to check out the album because that song does not represent what these dudes were cranking out. Awesome album.
 
2012-12-09 10:20:45 PM

Gunny Highway: The anti-hipster hipsters have arrived to hipster this anti-hipster hipster thread.


Pssh. I hated hipsters before it was popular. I even had my own name for them, but you probably never heard of it.
 
2012-12-09 10:31:46 PM
Blind Melon? Legendary?

Wtf man.
 
2012-12-09 10:42:09 PM

stoli n coke: Grunge didn't kill rock and roll. It killed hair metal, which needed to die as it had become a parody of itself.


I think grunge gets too much "credit" for killing hair metal. Guns n' Roses brought a certain brute-force machismo that I think* made a lot of then-teenagers and early 20-somethings look at their old Winger and Poison albums in embarrassment almost overnight.

/* - I can only presume because I was a toddler when Appetite for Destruction was released.
 
2012-12-09 10:48:44 PM

Psycoholic_Slag: proteon: I can name one Blind Melon song. Seriously, ask me.

Every time I play Blind Melon at work someone always asks me who the hell I'm listening to and tell me how much they like it. If you only know No Rain you need to check out the album because that song does not represent what these dudes were cranking out. Awesome album.


Drive is a great song
 
2012-12-09 10:52:03 PM
sarajlewis83:

Have you been to the Hitsville USA museum? Pretty good tour.

Haven't been to Hitsville, live in Cali now, but explored Detroit ruins in the 1990's in my late teens...(A 19 year old taking Windsor road trips from Toledo, booze buying and full nude strip clubs)
 
2012-12-09 10:52:42 PM

Killer Cars: stoli n coke: Grunge didn't kill rock and roll. It killed hair metal, which needed to die as it had become a parody of itself.

I think grunge gets too much "credit" for killing hair metal. Guns n' Roses brought a certain brute-force machismo that I think* made a lot of then-teenagers and early 20-somethings look at their old Winger and Poison albums in embarrassment almost overnight.

/* - I can only presume because I was a toddler when Appetite for Destruction was released.


Hair metal survived for about 5 years after appetite, though it did strike a blow.

Given that Use Your Illusion came out at the same time as Nevermind, I'd say that was the finishing move.

For the record, I still like the hair bands. I just think the genre ended at the right time.
 
2012-12-09 11:01:06 PM

El Brujo: The Muthaship: stoli n coke: It killed hair metal, which needed to die as it had become a parody of itself.

Hair metal was awesome, as long as the listener had a sense of humor.


Scatterbrain 1990:

Don't Call Me Dude

 

/fark Grunge
 
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