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music, most kids who like hard rock JANE‘S ADDICTION: Metal and
music now, who don’t know anything surtpunk and LA excess meet head on. about underground music are The wreckage threw up a tangle ot obviously going to like us.‘ - Kurt androgyny, albinos, sell-immolation, again. ‘What we’re doing does have a nudity. drugs and velplng dogs. mission, and the mission is to break Nothlntt’s eheektnii Claimed Perry things open tor other bands in the Farrell, but he was lying. Jane’s underground. Basically to give people Addiction crashed and burned when the chance to see there's a lot ot good they were meant 10- Thereafter. music there.’ - Chris. ‘Well, they’re Ferrell's involvement in the
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SOUNDGABDEN: ‘Total Fuckln Godhead’ lstheirmeaIy-mouthed ~ slogan. The truest blend of the Saba and the Zep, these roaring metaliers broke tor the border and became the iirst Sub Pop band to sign to a major label. Their manager was instrumental - ; in pushing the lackadalsical Nirvana to a . if get their ass in gear and get started on " “ “ the path to global domination. PIXIES: Surter Rosa and Doolittle were Soundgarden’s new tour video Pixias' (RIP) peaks-golden pop Mototvtsion is unhinged rock on a roll, chasing space-baby/horrorshow live in hometown Seattle last summer. imagery, pursued by guitars that you’d deiinitely call caustic. Frank Black’s (A doctor writes: ‘Bespect is also due to impending solo career will be just as toundlng tathers at Seattle and Sub vital. Pop, bands like Green River, Mother omosrtun JR: Slack-jawed maybe, i Love Bone. The Melvins. Multan Wins but never siack-brained, J Mascls is and Ted. hills several other Seattle erstwhile king oi slouch rock. The new bands l've neglected to mention. Like album, though, is tight and big on Screaming Trees.’)
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