Sunday, June 07, 2015

This / not this: grunge

What can I say, I'm feeling nostalgic. This 1994 video of Portland band Iommi Stubbs playing at The Satyricon is pretty much the epitome of grunge every respect— from the horrible recording, to the lack of audience, to the band that never went anywhere. It's great. The Satyricon was a legendary club for Pacific Northwest “alternative” music— before that word came to mean “the heirs of Korn.” But like most of those places, it was a shithole, and richly deserved its demise ten years too late in 2010.

Contrast with Hollywood-style grunge, from the movie Singles:

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