Also want to see Pearl Jam. they apparently put on really strong shows…25+ songs (close to 30 sometimes)…different (wildly) setlist every night. Pretty awesome. That PJ20 documentary was great to watch.
I just love that Seattle scene…Alice in Chains #1 by a light year (for me)…then the supergroups like Mad Season (Layne Staley from chains singing, Mike McCready on guitar+drummer from the screaming tress + some other dude playing bass…that guy killed himself. So did staley. So half this band is dead) and Temple of the Dog (basically the leftover Mother Love Bone members + Eddie Vedder before they were Pearl Jam, + most of Soundgarden). Then Soundgarden and Pearl Jam and . Nirvana nearly last. Not that interesting to me.
It’s funny how inter-related all those good Seattle bands were. You have Mother Love Bone, a decent band who unfortunately loses their singer Andrew Wood to an OD (check out Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns).
Then Jerry Cantrell, the guitarist in Alice in Chains writes a great tribute song to Andrew Wood called ‘Would’ that I’m sure you all know.
Then you get the Temple of the Dog tribute album written almost entirely by Chris Cornell from Soundgarden, who was Andrew Wood’s roommate) and performed by Soundgarden + Pearl Jam (before they were Pearl Jam) which produces Hunger Strike, one of the best Seattle tunes.
Then you get Mike McCready in rehab with some friends who decide to make a band…and they invite Layne Staley to sing with them. They figured it would be good for Layne to be around some clean guys (he famously never really embraced rehab). They create Mad Season and a wicked album called Above. Couple of the better songs were River of Deceit and Lifeless Dead
Here’s a video of Mad Season playing Lifeless Dead in Eddie Vedders house…Eddie played DJ and broadcast like 3-4 hours of music including live stuff with these guys, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam. Went out over a couple of radio stations who picked up the feed.
Any other 90s Seattle fans?