Tag: Sub Pop

Mudhoney: The Sound And The Fury From Seattle (Voyageur Press)

An in-depth, enjoyable book by the band that invented, defined, and then overcame Grunge.

3AM Eternal: Combustible Edison “The Millionaire’s Holiday” (1994)

A little music for your weekend, sir? A drink, madame? Combustible Edison’s debut album remains a highlight of the post-grunge Sub Pop era.

3AM Eternal: Friends of Dean Martinez “The Warmth of the Sun” (1997)

Sub Pop introduced the world to Friends of Dean Martinez, a Tuscon-based instrumental collective that included the future Calexico, and proved to be an excellent start to a long and fruitful career.

3AM Eternal: Mike Ireland & Holler “Cold, Cold Comfort” (1996)

Sub Pop’s one and only attempt to compete with Nashville and the Country charts. Guess what? It didn’t work out.

3AM Eternal: Scud Mountain Boys “Liquor Store” (1996)

Not-quite country, not-quite folk, not-quite rock, Scud Mountain Boys’ sole Sub Pop LP was a beautiful, downbeat record, and the launching pad for songwriter Joe Pernice.

3AM Eternal: The Blue Rags “Three Night’s Experience” (1997)

Sub Pop’s sole trip into…ragtime. Don’t be scared; it’s VERY good.

3AM Eternal: Thornetta Davis “Try To Remember” (1996)

This week we’re examining some of esteemed independent label Sub Pop’s diverse attempts at freeing themselves of the Grunge image they at one time insisted on being. First up: their lone R&B album.

3AM Eternal: The Freewheeling Mark Arm (1990)

In the long and storied Mudhoney discography, this little single is an anomaly. Surprisingly, it’s lead singer Mark Arm‘s only solo release, and it’s a corker. Yes, it’s designed as a parody of Bob Dylan‘s album of the same name, but that’s where the parody ends. His take on “Masters of War” is surprisingly straightforward,… Read More ›

Mark Lanegan: Has God Seen My Shadow?: An Anthology 1989-2011 (Light In The Attic)

    Mark Lanegan came to prominence in the Nineties with his band Screaming Trees, a group that melded metal, rock, and the blues in a loud and truly innovative way. Sadly, like many bands of the era, personality conflicts and substance abuse problems would eventually destroy the band. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Lanegan’s… Read More ›

Girl Trouble: Still Hittin’ It, Not Quittin’ It!

Followers of the Seattle-area punk rock explosion of the late 1980s and early 1990s know and trust the name Girl Trouble. For the past thirty years, this foursome has held on to the same lineup, and their sound hasn’t changed; gritty blasts of punk rock and garage rock that places itself nicely in the history of that area’s… Read More ›