|Soul Jazz Records
Release Date: 08 September 2014
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|Various Artists / Soul Jazz Records Presents No Seattle: Forgotten Sounds Of The North-West Grunge Era 1986-97 2nd 2LP Vinyl Set
∑ Two heavyweight double vinyl sets compilation bringing together the hidden, lost and forgotten sounds of the North-West grunge era.
∑ Fantastically in-depth sleevenotes featuring band interviews and exclusive photographs.
∑ All tracks sonically remastered.
∑ Initially a marginalised phenomenon, the underground grunge scene of Washington had barely a handful of adherents, strung out in isolated towns across the vast state of Washington. In those early days bands who showed
an allegiance to their roots of punk risked social ostracism and worse, yet this community of outsiders produced the biggest band in the world in 1991.
∑ The unforeseen success of Nirvana turned the record label Sub Pop from an underground phenomenon into the key back story of mainstream musicís must-read tales of the 90s: it became a new Motown, substituting Seattle for Detroit. Kurt Cobainís death froze this saga into musical history forever
∑ While taking nothing away from Nirvana or from Sub Pop, this release presents the complexity of the music scene of the North-West in its most infamous era. Rather than celebrating the (undeniable) talent of one band, one label, one city, this release ravels up the simple thread of music history and takes pleasure in its more tangled knots.
∑ In the late 80s and early 90s, the musical fire raging in Seattle burned so bright that no one could see pinpricks of light dotting the entire state of Washington. Beyond Seattle, the North-West skies were similarly ablaze with
music and creativity.
∑ This compilation features some of the divergent bands emerging out of the North-West during this era. Intensely researched and documented, it features bands who have now disappeared from history, after releasing maybe just a couple of singles, or an album, or never even making it onto
vinyl, alongside bands who continue to this day.
1. Bundle of Hiss - Wench
2. Starfish - Run Around
3. Thrillhammer - Bleed
4. Chemistry Set - Fields
5. My Name - Voice of a Generation Gap
6. Small Stars - It's Getting Late
7. Shug - AM FM
1. Treehouse - Debbie Had a Dream
2. My Name - Why I Fight
3. Soylent Green - It Smiles
4. Kill Sybil - Best
5. Calamity Jane - Magdalena
6. Saucer - Chicky Chicky Frown
7. Attica - The System