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.
Nubbin – Windy
Machine – Blind Man’s Holiday
Hitting Birth – Same 18
Alice in Chains – Bleed the Freak
Alice in Chains – We Die Young
Alice in Chains – Sea of Sorrow
Alice in Chains – I Can’t Remember
Alice in Chains – Man in the Box
Queensrÿche – Take Hold of the Flame (live)
Queensrÿche – Walk in the Shadows (live)
Beat Happening – Red Head Walking
Love Battery – Between the Eyes
Afghan Whigs – Retarded
Cat Butt – Big Cigar
L7 – Shove
L7 – Fast and Frightening
L7 – Deathwish
L7 – Broomstick
L7 – American Society
Screaming Trees – Before We Arise (live)
Screaming Trees – Alice Said (live)
Screaming Trees – Uncle Anesthesia (live)
Screaming Trees – Change Has Come (live)
*** tbc in Pt. II (3/4) ***