Stupid music “experts”

Posted: December 11, 2008 in Uncategorized
I was there when Soundgarden, MLB and Chains were still playing at The Central Tavern, so it kinda irks me when I read something like this:

"…the band’s success opened the flood gates for flannel-clad, angst-ridden rockers including Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and others. ‘It was no accident that Alice in Chains, Screaming Trees and bands
like that connected in the wake of what Nirvana did,’
said Moon. ‘The
musical ideas that Nirvana was about were so powerful they couldn’t
help but spread.’

This guy actually wrote a book. Let’s see how accurate he is, shall we?

Alice in Chains: the single “We Die Young” was released in
July 1990, with the album Facelift being released a month later. In early 1991,
the music video for “Man in the Box” got added to the rotation on MTV, and album
sales soared.

Soundgarden: Ultramega OK
was released in 1988, resulting in a Grammy nomination for Best Metal
Performance in 1990. Louder Than Love was released in 1989, and arguably their
best album, Badmotorfinger, was released in October 1991.

Screaming Trees: they
released their fifth album in 1991.

Mother Love Bone: the album Apple
was released in July 1990.

Pearl Jam: the album Ten was
released in August 1991. You know you still have a vinyl copy of it in a box

Nevermind was released in
Sept 1991. Seattle was already very well-known as a music hotbed. The other bands did not “connect in the wake of what Nirvana did”
inasmuch as Nirvana rode up on their coat-tails and simply sold a ton of
copies of one album. Stupid experts…


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