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 Two: The years 1990-91.
INTRO: Mudhoney – Here Comes Sickness
Mother Love Bone – This Is Shangri-La
Mother Love Bone – Captain Hi-Top
Mother Love Bone – Capricorn Sister
Mother Love Bone – Gentle Groove
Mother Love Bone – Holy Roller
Mother Love Bone – Stardog Champion
Mother Love Bone – Stargazer
Mother Love Bone – Man of Golden Words
Mother Love Bone – Crown of Thorns
Temple of the Dog – Say Hello 2 Heaven
Temple of the Dog – Reach Down
Temple of the Dog – Hunger Strike
Temple of the Dog – Pushing Forward Back
TAD – Axe to Grind
TAD – Glue Machine
TAD – Loser
TAD – Wood Goblins
The Walkabouts – Got No Chains
The Walkabouts – Long Black Veil
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