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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 11:21:04 PM
Have you ever been to a band rehearsal space? Filthy, disgusting places they are. Even the "nice" bands are quite disgusting. Spit, piss, cum, vomit and stale beer everywhere. Left over drug paraphernalia, broken guitar stings (ever step on one while wearing a Chuck Taylor, let alone with your bare foot?), smashed beer bottles, used condoms etc. And then there are the restrooms.

"We've probably had a thousand bands, representing four or five thousand musicians,"

"It's OK to dress like you want, act like you want and play the music you want as loud as you want. I just wanted to make a place where you come in to get high and let it rip. That's it. No other rules."

Sounds to me like it's a good candidate for a Super Fund Site.

Horrible article, hipster headline.


/bands can no longer rent a storage unit around here to rehearse because of my old band
//last great band to come out of Seattle were The Sonics. Well, technically Hendrix was from there but even he said he considered himself from "somewhere else." And The Sonics were from Tacoma, but recorded their first singles in Seattle.
///Own and run a recording studio and have played professionally for 20+ years
//lawn, you, off
/slashies!
 
2012-12-09 11:28:09 PM

El Brujo: /Mark Lanegan has one of the very best voices in rock. Very distinctive.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhgfLvqp-xI

(his recently recorded yuletide-esque e.p. sold exclusively at his recent concerts.)
ends with a great rendition of Roky Erickson's "Burn The Flames"

Been a fan of the Trees since their SST days.

Saw them five times during their run and (vainly, i'm aware) hope upon hope to see them a sixth.
 
2012-12-09 11:56:40 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.


I can think of a few that were renovated (like fully gutted) and turned into loft condos/apartments, but 95% of the time that's exactly the case.
 
kab
2012-12-09 11:56:47 PM

BigSnatch: "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.


Wow, this thread is overflowing with stupid, isn't it?
 
2012-12-10 12:06:25 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-10 01:46:59 AM

BigSnatch: "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.


Based on everything on that list other than George Clinton, I wished we had heard from less of them.
 
2012-12-10 06:17:45 AM
I've listened to more than one George Clinton album, so I am inclined to agree that nothing of value was lost.
 
2012-12-10 07:29:50 AM
Ive been to COC's old jam space, getting kicks...
 
2012-12-10 08:49:01 AM
So, mom decided to renovate the garage?
 
2012-12-10 09:59:47 AM

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.


I have to disagree with this.

I will start by saying that yes, some places are like this. My bands have been in venues run by guys who have failed as regular slumlords so practice spaces were the next and only remaining option for them. They roll the money into a place that has some decent bones left in it but requires a ton of work, gut most of the plumbing, throw as little at the electrical as they possibly can and then rent it out and take checks until the bones are so far gone that the best thing that can happen to the place is a fire.

However in the past few years I have been in places that were bar-none gorgeous. I play in a place now where the first hour has the staff vacuuming, cleaning and prepping. They close down for a week once a year to paint and do major repairs and upgrades. Rented amps have a "shelf life" and are more often replaced than fixed.

I was skeptical but the place is doing great business. It isn't any more expensive than any other place around either. The only downside is that it isn't 24/7.

The industry is changing and while I will agree that the typical spots will always have a place, there are others who are recognizing a need and filling it.
 
2012-12-10 10:10:11 AM

tjfly: [i.imgur.com image 498x360]


I am so stealing that image for future use.
 
2012-12-10 12:06:27 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: [i.chzbgr.com image 500x375]


Wow, she ended up being quite yummy didnt she.
 
2012-12-10 03:16:19 PM

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: 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.


Yes, Mark Lanegan did some vocals.

Long gone days...
 
2012-12-10 03:37:35 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.


when you pull your head from your ass, give them a listen. you may soon change your description to something more fitting, like 'rock & farking roll'

or just keep spouting off in ignorance, that's fun too
 
2012-12-10 03:45:14 PM

inner ted: 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.

when you pull your head from your ass, give them a listen. you may soon change your description to something more fitting, like 'rock & farking roll'

or just keep spouting off in ignorance, that's fun too


I have never understood the hate for Blind Melon. They put out two really good rock albums.
 
2012-12-10 03:48:55 PM

Gunny Highway: inner ted: 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.

when you pull your head from your ass, give them a listen. you may soon change your description to something more fitting, like 'rock & farking roll'

or just keep spouting off in ignorance, that's fun too

I have never understood the hate for Blind Melon. They put out two really good rock albums.


i enjoyed blind melon too - went to the last show here in Ptown right before he offed himself - poor dumb bastard.

screaming trees just plain rock socks. the end.
 
2012-12-10 05:14:33 PM

Gunny Highway: inner ted: 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.

when you pull your head from your ass, give them a listen. you may soon change your description to something more fitting, like 'rock & farking roll'

or just keep spouting off in ignorance, that's fun too

I have never understood the hate for Blind Melon. They put out two really good rock albums.


Was going to say the same. It's the people who only know the "Bee Girl song" that don't know what the hell they're talking about.
 
2012-12-10 08:48:47 PM
I want to live in a world where Blind Melon is 'rock & farking roll' instead of bland college rock because it must be wonderful to live in awe of things like fruit rollups and automatically opening doors at supermarkets.
 
2012-12-11 08:40:29 AM

KNaBisco: 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


and he sang on Songs for the Deaf, with QOTSA.
 
2012-12-11 08:44:14 AM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: I want to live in a world where Blind Melon is 'rock & farking roll' instead of bland college rock because it must be wonderful to live in awe of things like fruit rollups and automatically opening doors at supermarkets.


What is college rock?
 
2012-12-11 08:46:37 AM

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.


I saw them live a couple of times, and they were remarkably heavy, for the hippy vibe they put out -- they could seriously lay down some rock.
 
2012-12-11 08:42:02 PM

Gunny Highway: SockMonkeyHolocaust: I want to live in a world where Blind Melon is 'rock & farking roll' instead of bland college rock because it must be wonderful to live in awe of things like fruit rollups and automatically opening doors at supermarkets.

What is college rock?


Stuff you don't like before you think you're too musically mature.
 
2012-12-11 08:42:54 PM

SageTemple: 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.

I saw them live a couple of times, and they were remarkably heavy, for the hippy vibe they put out -- they could seriously lay down some rock.


Yeah, they're one of the few 90's rock bands that still makes it into my rotation on a regular basis.
 
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