In the mid-1980s, a local scene in and around Seattle, Washington began to emerge and spawned a variety of bands similar to the New Wave of British Heavy Metal ten years before. Heavily influenced by punk, metal and classic rock alike, these bands generated a multitude of sounds that were unique and unheard-of.
Groups like Soundgarden, Nirvana, Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam became the most well-known and commercially most successful representatives of the „Seattle scene“ which exploded into the mainstream by 1991 with Nirvana’s seminal release „Nevermind“.
In this multi-part special we’ll take a deep dive into the genesis of the Seattle music scene and its progenitors up to the change brought upon this community by the media hype and mainstream exposure.
There’s a ton of great music along the way, too.
Part One: The years 1985-89.
Screaming Trees – In the Forest
Screaming Trees – Other Days and Different Planets
Screaming Trees – Grey Diamond Desert
Screaming Trees – End of the Universe
Mudhoney – Touch Me I’m Sick
Mudhoney – Chain that Door
Mudhoney – The Rose
The Thrown Ups – You Lost It
Bundle of Hiss – Wench
TAD – Daisy
TAD – Ritual Device
TAD – Behemoth
TAD – Helot
TAD – Sex God Missy
TAD – Cyanide Bath
TAD – Satan’s Chainsaw
Nirvana – Spank Thru
Nirvana – Love Buzz
Nirvana – Blew
Nirvana – Negative Creep
Nirvana – Floyd the Barber
Nirvana – About a Girl
Nirvana – Mr. Moustache
Mother Love Bone – Mindshaker Meltdown
Mother Love Bone – Thru Fade Away
Mother Love Bone – Half-Ass Monkey Boy
OUTRO: Mother Love Bone – Chloe Dancer / Crown of Thorns