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(YouTube)   "Before Nevermind: How Grunge Became Grunge." The history of grunge from the 1970s to the early 1990s. Subby learned of so many bands such as Bam Bam, Mudhoney, and Mother Love Bone   (youtube.com) divider line
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2022-10-01 9:44:32 AM  
Subby should befriend some genxers. We already know about that music. Well us cool ones anyways.
 
2022-10-01 9:49:41 AM  
Side achullaly: Mother Love Bone former a tribute band called Temple of the Dog with Chris Cornell when the lead singer died and then they picked up Eddie Vedder and became Pearl Jam. Eddie sent them a 3 song tape he had made of Once, Alive and Footsteps which if listened to in the correct order is kinda a gross story.
 
2022-10-01 9:55:40 AM  

arrogantbastich: Subby should befriend some genxers. We already know about that music. Well us cool ones anyways.


Subby :)

I'm the Xennial generation (born in the late '70s and early '80s), so I never knew anything grunge or proto-grunge that predates the Pixies. So, this video was awesome.

Also, I laughed that the Singles parody song "Touch Me I'm Dick" was seemingly a parody of "Touch Me I'm Sick." I had no clue!
 
2022-10-01 10:48:47 AM  

arrogantbastich: Subby should befriend some genxers. We already know about that music. Well us cool ones anyways.


I remember hanging out at RKCNDY with some friends waiting to see Mudhoney, and Nevermind was playing on the PA a week or so after it came out, and one of the women said "Oh god, is this gonna become the new cool thing?" 😂

/but I am most certainly not "cool"
 
2022-10-01 11:00:26 AM  
Never heard of Mudhoney? Oh, my sweet summer child.
 
2022-10-01 11:03:51 AM  
As a Canuckastni I found grunge fashion to be a little "culturally appropriating".
 
2022-10-01 11:13:40 AM  

bostonguy: arrogantbastich: Subby should befriend some genxers. We already know about that music. Well us cool ones anyways.

Subby :)

I'm the Xennial generation (born in the late '70s and early '80s), so I never knew anything grunge or proto-grunge that predates the Pixies. So, this video was awesome.

Also, I laughed that the Singles parody song "Touch Me I'm Dick" was seemingly a parody of "Touch Me I'm Sick." I had no clue!


Very VERY long tail on that punchline; AFTER everything was in the can [soundtrack as well] Mark Arm did an interview and said: "If a RECORDED track of 'TMIDick' ever popped up, he would sue everybody involved." We didn't hear until the 'Delux Re-issue' HE DID IT HIMSELF at the time.

Musician humor.
 
2022-10-01 11:17:37 AM  

oldfarthenry: As a Canuckastni I found grunge fashion to be a little "culturally appropriating".


Monty Python - Lumberjack Song
Youtube FshU58nI0Ts
 
2022-10-01 11:20:54 AM  
I was working in the Wall to Wall Sound and Video video in Concord Mall when Nevermind came out.

My job for the next three weeks was putting the sale sticker over the baby's wang.
 
2022-10-01 11:22:17 AM  

oldfarthenry: As a Canuckastni I found grunge fashion to be a little "culturally appropriating".


CSB.

Around 2015, early-90s fashion came back -- at least here in Tel Aviv. I was at a pub with some friends, and a cute 20-something woman walked by in torn jeans and a red, plaid, flannel shirt. I almost spit out the beer I was drinking because I thought I was back in 1992 America.

And when I saw Captain Marvel, I saw Brie Larson in a NIN T-shirt with a flannel shirt tied around her waist and fell in love. (Haters, shut up.) I guess whatever you like in your teens sticks with you forever.

/ phrasing?
 
2022-10-01 11:24:03 AM  

oldfarthenry: As a Canuckastni I found grunge fashion to be a little "culturally appropriating".


Shup, Møøsestønian. If we need any maple surple, antlers or milk bagerry, we'll hoist the Molson flag.

[Did I get enough stereotypes in there, or should I toss in a Curling joke?
 
2022-10-01 11:25:13 AM  

roddikinsathome: oldfarthenry: As a Canuckastni I found grunge fashion to be a little "culturally appropriating".

Shup, Møøsestønian. If we need any maple surple, antlers or milk bagerry, we'll hoist the Molson flag.

[Did I get enough stereotypes in there, or should I toss in a Curling joke?


POUTINE SUCKS
 
2022-10-01 11:34:56 AM  

bostonguy: Subby :)



And 'Trash Theory' is pretty great.
 
2022-10-01 11:52:46 AM  

roddikinsathome: oldfarthenry: As a Canuckastni I found grunge fashion to be a little "culturally appropriating".

Shup, Møøsestønian. If we need any maple surple, antlers or milk bagerry, we'll hoist the Molson flag.

[Did I get enough stereotypes in there, or should I toss in a Curling joke?


I can't believe you left out hockey, Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, and Robin Sparkles. How dare you!
 
2022-10-01 12:12:39 PM  

From Philly to Boston: I was working in the Wall to Wall Sound and Video video in Concord Mall when Nevermind came out.

My job for the next three weeks was putting the sale sticker over the baby's wang.


I was in college at the time and was at our station (WUSC) pulling albums for my show. Nevermind had just arrived at the station (I wish I had the foresight to snag a promo copy of that...) and our station manager was in the production studio reviewing it.
I stood there with one or two other folks from the station and listened to a few tracks.
After a while he looked up and said "This is it. They hit with this one. There is no way they're staying on SubPop after this."
 
2022-10-01 12:18:43 PM  
Take punk rock.
Dip it in mud.
Tah dah. Grunge.
 
2022-10-01 12:23:06 PM  
Despite their seminal role in creating Grunge, nobody ever mentions Kraftwerk.
 
2022-10-01 12:24:27 PM  

bloobeary: Take punk rock.
Dip it in mud.
Seattle Sound.
Now dip it in Garbage
Ta dah, Grunge

 
2022-10-01 12:28:47 PM  
Heart - "Barracuda" (1977)
Youtube PeMvMNpvB5M
 
2022-10-01 12:28:51 PM  
Mudhoney still tours, subs.  And they are a farkin' fantastic live show.   Go if you get a chance.

Mother Love Bone was a hair band.  Fight me.

/ Saw Green River live a couple times.
 
2022-10-01 12:33:11 PM  
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2022-10-01 12:37:34 PM  

bostonguy: roddikinsathome: oldfarthenry: As a Canuckastni I found grunge fashion to be a little "culturally appropriating".

Shup, Møøsestønian. If we need any maple surple, antlers or milk bagerry, we'll hoist the Molson flag.

[Did I get enough stereotypes in there, or should I toss in a Curling joke?

POUTINE SUCKS


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2022-10-01 12:37:54 PM  
about time xers got to sell our youths to people who are actually currently young

/time for bryan adams, singer from loverboy, phil collins and new kids on the block to team up with wutang
//for another rap version of 'walk this way'
 
2022-10-01 12:41:13 PM  
As an older GenX, I mostly missed the grunge phase by working through the 90s.
 
2022-10-01 12:41:26 PM  

Cafe Threads: I can't believe you left out hockey, Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, and Robin Sparkles.


One of those things is not real.

/ It's Justin Bieber
 
2022-10-01 12:44:02 PM  
Wolf Alice - "Moaning Lisa Smile" (Live at WFUV)
Youtube dgP9SAx33i4
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2022-10-01 12:49:38 PM  

bostonguy: Also, I laughed that the Singles parody song "Touch Me I'm Dick" was seemingly a parody of "Touch Me I'm Sick." I had no clue!


If anyone missed it, there was a Singles 30th anniversary thread recently.

Yes, 30 years. Personally, it's still my favorite '90s twentysomething movie (followed by Empire Records). One thing on my bucket list is to get out to Seattle one day so I can stay in the building via Airbnb or something.
 
2022-10-01 12:55:47 PM  

Cafe Threads: roddikinsathome: oldfarthenry: As a Canuckastni I found grunge fashion to be a little "culturally appropriating".

Shup, Møøsestønian. If we need any maple surple, antlers or milk bagerry, we'll hoist the Molson flag.

[Did I get enough stereotypes in there, or should I toss in a Curling joke?

I can't believe you left out hockey, Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, and Robin Sparkles. How dare you!


Well just TAG IN WOMAN! Move the puck up!
 
2022-10-01 1:00:54 PM  
Congratulations subby! In a few years, when you're old enough to drink, the music will sound a lot better, and the lyrics will make more sense.
 
2022-10-01 1:01:54 PM  

spacebar: Congratulations subby! In a few years, when you're old enough to drink, the music will sound a lot better, and the lyrics will make more sense.


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2022-10-01 1:04:43 PM  
80's politicians, "the lyrics! They talk about about partying and sex and non-existsnt devils! They must be stopped!"
90s politicians, "they're singing about heroin and suicide... meh. Kids and their crazy fads."
2000's politicians, "Let's play You can't always get what you want and Born in the USA as my entrance music. Nobody listens to the lyrics anyway."
 
2022-10-01 1:09:16 PM  

oldfarthenry: As a Canuckastni I found grunge fashion to be a little "culturally appropriating".


Okay, here ya go.  It's fictional, but it's flannel-able

Hard Core Logo - Who the Hell Do You Think You Are
Youtube Oo3uW2W9woU
 
2022-10-01 1:12:13 PM  
i will never trust a man who hates poutine.
 
2022-10-01 1:14:52 PM  

oldfarthenry: As a Canuckastni I found grunge fashion to be a little "culturally appropriating".


We ain't appropriating nuthin!  I was born in the 60s and grew up in that stuff, for much the same reason it has become the general Canadian uniform.   It was a cold, damp place, and that shiat is both warm and comfortable.

Grunge was a function of geography, not geopolitical boundaries.
 
2022-10-01 1:30:48 PM  
gawd but i hate categories and classifications, it's still rock n' roll to billy joel

/everybody knows this is nowhere amirite

*

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Cinnamon Girl (Official Live Audio)
Youtube aa1oTvquMJE
 
2022-10-01 1:38:19 PM  

bostonguy: oldfarthenry: As a Canuckastni I found grunge fashion to be a little "culturally appropriating".

CSB.

Around 2015, early-90s fashion came back -- at least here in Tel Aviv. I was at a pub with some friends, and a cute 20-something woman walked by in torn jeans and a red, plaid, flannel shirt. I almost spit out the beer I was drinking because I thought I was back in 1992 America.

And when I saw Captain Marvel, I saw Brie Larson in a NIN T-shirt with a flannel shirt tied around her waist and fell in love. (Haters, shut up.) I guess whatever you like in your teens sticks with you forever.

/ phrasing?


man just when i thought she couldn't get any hotter
 
2022-10-01 1:40:38 PM  

Rent Party: Mudhoney still tours, subs.  And they are a farkin' fantastic live show.   Go if you get a chance.

Mother Love Bone was a hair band.  Fight me.

/ Saw Green River live a couple times.


Saw 'em a few months. It's amazing that Mark Arm can still scream like that.
 
2022-10-01 1:41:24 PM  

10Speed: Rent Party: Mudhoney still tours, subs.  And they are a farkin' fantastic live show.   Go if you get a chance.

Mother Love Bone was a hair band.  Fight me.

/ Saw Green River live a couple times.

Saw 'em a few months. It's amazing that Mark Arm can still scream like that.


ago. A few months ago.
 
2022-10-01 1:46:12 PM  

Exluddite: From Philly to Boston: I was working in the Wall to Wall Sound and Video video in Concord Mall when Nevermind came out.

My job for the next three weeks was putting the sale sticker over the baby's wang.

I was in college at the time and was at our station (WUSC) pulling albums for my show. Nevermind had just arrived at the station (I wish I had the foresight to snag a promo copy of that...) and our station manager was in the production studio reviewing it.
I stood there with one or two other folks from the station and listened to a few tracks.
After a while he looked up and said "This is it. They hit with this one. There is no way they're staying on SubPop after this."


Nevermind was not released by Sub Pop. It was on DGC.
 
2022-10-01 1:46:47 PM  
all your bands are irrelevant
Flamin Groovies--Teenage Head 1971 Full Album HQ
Youtube RYhgcMUc7-M
 
2022-10-01 1:49:37 PM  

wouldestous: about time xers got to sell our youths to people who are actually currently young

/time for bryan adams, singer from loverboy, phil collins and new kids on the block to team up with wutang
//for another rap version of 'walk this way'


Too soon


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2022-10-01 2:14:33 PM  
Is this the Link Wray thread or the Neil Young thread?
 
2022-10-01 2:27:32 PM  

Stud Gerbil: Is this the Link Wray thread or the Neil Young thread?


I listened to Black River Swamp like twenty minutes ago and am getting the obligatory kick.
 
2022-10-01 2:43:32 PM  

From Philly to Boston: I was working in the Wall to Wall Sound and Video video in Concord Mall when Nevermind came out.

My job for the next three weeks was putting the sale sticker over the baby's wang.


I remember Wall to Wall.. god I'm getting old.
 
2022-10-01 3:02:19 PM  

Trainspotr: Exluddite: From Philly to Boston: I was working in the Wall to Wall Sound and Video video in Concord Mall when Nevermind came out.

My job for the next three weeks was putting the sale sticker over the baby's wang.

I was in college at the time and was at our station (WUSC) pulling albums for my show. Nevermind had just arrived at the station (I wish I had the foresight to snag a promo copy of that...) and our station manager was in the production studio reviewing it.
I stood there with one or two other folks from the station and listened to a few tracks.
After a while he looked up and said "This is it. They hit with this one. There is no way they're staying on SubPop after this."

Nevermind was not released by Sub Pop. It was on DGC.


So it was, and the album was in his hand so he'd have known that. The gist of it was that they'd be too big for Sub Pop.
Follow me for more misremembered anecdotes...
 
2022-10-01 3:09:10 PM  

Porous Horace: Despite their seminal role in creating Grunge, nobody ever mentions Kraftwerk.


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2022-10-01 3:09:53 PM  

bloobeary: Take punk rock.
Dip it in mud.
Tah dah. Grunge.


Take punk rock.
Turn down the amps, get rid of anything controversial in the lyrics and give the band a multi-million dollar contract.
Tah dah! Grunge.
 
2022-10-01 3:20:24 PM  
My favorite little niche of the Grunge era was the very beginning when bands had shed the cliches of hair metal but hadn't jettisoned the idea of musical talent.  Bands like Candlebox, Blind Melon, and the first Pearl Jam album.
 
2022-10-01 3:23:26 PM  
sebadoh- 'just gimme indie rock' 12/4/90 Boston
Youtube 5n-TqfSxtvw
 
2022-10-01 3:32:04 PM  

Exluddite: Trainspotr: Exluddite: From Philly to Boston: I was working in the Wall to Wall Sound and Video video in Concord Mall when Nevermind came out.

My job for the next three weeks was putting the sale sticker over the baby's wang.

I was in college at the time and was at our station (WUSC) pulling albums for my show. Nevermind had just arrived at the station (I wish I had the foresight to snag a promo copy of that...) and our station manager was in the production studio reviewing it.
I stood there with one or two other folks from the station and listened to a few tracks.
After a while he looked up and said "This is it. They hit with this one. There is no way they're staying on SubPop after this."

Nevermind was not released by Sub Pop. It was on DGC.

So it was, and the album was in his hand so he'd have known that. The gist of it was that they'd be too big for Sub Pop.
Follow me for more misremembered anecdotes...


Yeah, the sentiment was pretty accurate. Nevermind probably outsold the top 15-20 Sub Pop albums combined, if not more.
 
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