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Posted: 01/06/05 05:14 PM
Author: Ejk14
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string of one hit alt. grunge?
I can vaguely remember in the early 90's there was a string of different bands that sorta had a grunge alternative feel that occasionally made the radio, I don't really remember any of the band names, but if you have any ideas, please list them

Posted: 01/06/05 05:47 PM
Author: Dan
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string of one hit alt. grunge?
Guide Picks - Top 10 Grunge Albums

Grunge Rock was the revolution of the 1990s. Here is a list of 10 absolutely essential albums that are commonly thought of as Grunge. Due to space limitations, there is only one album by each band included here. Any album by the following bands would be right-on! Honorable mentions go to Stone Temple Pilots and Alice In Chains.

1) Nirvana - Nevermind
Of course this had to be number one, right? Nirvana's breakthrough second album that spawned the mega-hits "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Come As You Are." If you haven't heard this, you've been living in a cave.

2) Pearl Jam - Vs.
Their second album was not what people expected, and that's why it was chosen for this list. With the pressure to produce another album like their debut Ten, they released this eccentric and subversive album. The performance ranges from Raw and Punky numbers to heartfelt acoustic songs like "Elderly Woman Behind A Counter."

3) Mad Season - Above
Mad Season was a side project of Alice In Chains singer Layne Staley and Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready. They had a hit song with the song "River Of Deceit" which, unsurprisingly, sounds like a cross between Alice In Chains and Pearl Jam.

4) Hype! (Soundtrack)
This is the excellent CD counterpart to the film that documents the Northwest music explosion. Album includes the biggies like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden as well as lesser-knowns like The Fastbacks, Supersuckers and The Gits. Recommended album and Movie.

5) Temple Of The Dog - Temple Of The Dog
A Grunge supergroup formed to pay tribute to the late Mother Love Bone singer Andrew Wood. Chris Cornell and Matt Cameron from Soundgarden and Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready from Pearl Jam make up the band. This one-off album spawned the dark hit "Hunger Strike." Although recorded before Pearl Jam existed, this didn't become successful until after Pearl Jam found fame.

6) Singles (Soundtrack)
The movie was a corny romantic comedy starring Matt Dillon that took place in the Seattle music scene. However, the soundtrack is jam packed with goodies. Screaming Trees, Alice In Chains, Mudhoney, Paul Westerberg, Chris Cornell, Pearl Jam, Mother Love Bone are all here. The film includes cameo's by all your favorite rockers.

7) Green River - Dry As A Bone/ Rehab Doll
This is a pre-Grunge band that existed through the mid 1980s. They basically made depressing, sludgy Punk. The band consisted of future members of Mudhoney and Mother Love Bone (and ultimately Pearl Jam). This disc comprises the second and third albums.

8) Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
Soundgarden were much more Metal than the other Seattle bands. There's plenty of guitar riffing and solos, but this album has a dark artyness behind it. The album spawned the minor hit "Outshined" and contained some amazing songs. It was picked for this list because of the song "Rusty Cage."

9) Mother Love Bone - Stardog Champion
Like Green River, this is another pre-Grunge band. Their sound was a blend of chunky 70s Metal and Glam. The musical core was made up of future Peal Jam members while the vocals came from Andrew Wood, an over-the-top modern day hippie and sex symbol. Wood died in 1990 of a heroin overdose, just before the release of their anticipated breakthrough album Apple. This CD comprises all of the MLB material on one disc.

10) Mudhoney - Mudhoney
Arguably the ultimate Grunge album. This 1989 debut album by Mudhoney is a sludgy, messy affair. The instruments are sloppy and heavy-handed. Standout tracks are "The Gift," "By Her Own Hand" and "Here Comes Sickness," but the finest moment is "When Tomorrow Hits."

Grunge: Band List

A collection of the key artists in the Grunge genre. Articles & Resources

Afghan Whigs
Excellent biography of these angst-ridden alternative rockers.

Babes In Toyland - The Jungle Train
Fansite dedicated to this angry female trio. Includes news, photos, pictures, discography, lyrics, tabs, biography, side project info and much more. Recommended.

Bad Acid
Grunge/Metal band from Bakersfield CA. Site includes MP3s, photos, band info and guestbook.

Everclear - White Lightning
This Official site is the best place for news, audio samples, photos, videos and tour info. They also have a message board to keep in touch with other fans.

Foo Fighters - There Is Nothing Left To Lose
Very complete official site. Exclusive audio samples, history, faq, foocyclopedia and fotos.

Green River - Creators of Grunge
The first of the grunge bands. They later split into Mudhoney and Mother Love Bone and ultimately, Pearl Jam. Site includes history, discography, and gallery.

This site is a virtual treasure trove for Hole fans! Includes more than 50 MP3's, tons of photos, fan art, articles, recommendations. I have a new respect for Courtney Love!

Toughest female band ever. Official site includes news, tour dates, love advice, store, contest and fan mail.

Love Battery
Another Seattle area Grunge band. Site features biography and a few links.

Mad Season - The River Of Deceit
Grunge supergroup made up of Alice In Chains lead singer Layne Staley, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready and Screaming Trees drummer Martin Barrett. Site contains a lot of good info but hasn't been updated in a while.

The Official site from these sludge rockers. Site includes news and tour dates.

Mudhoney - Unofficial
Great Mudhoney Fansite. Includes Biography, tour dates, message board and album information.

Silverchair - Chairpage
The Official site. Young Australian Grunge wanna be's. Nice site includes news, biography, discography, photos, games music and fanclub.

Unofficial site featuring exclusive photos, lyrics, discography, images, multimedia, FAQ and more. Very thorough site.

Stone Temple Pilots
Led by Scott Weiland. This Official site includes releases, gallery, audio/video, tour info, store and message board.

Sludgie grunge rock. Complete site includes history, review, lyrics, discography, sounds, tabs and pictures.

Temple Of The Dog
A very informative page that includes history, live reviews, discography and images.

Wood, Andy - Crazy Crazy
Website dedicated to the flamboyant singer of Mother Love Bone. His death, by overdose, brought the spotlight to the Grunge scene. Site includes discograpy, MP3, photos and interview.

Wood, Andy - Welcome To Olympus
This is a comprehensive fansite dedicated to Wood. Includes pages dedicated to Mother Love Bone and Malfunkshun.



Here are the 100 Greatest Grunge/Alternative/New Wave Artists of the past 30 years

Grunge List

1. Soundgarden
2. Nirvana
3. Pearl Jam
4. Alice in Chains
5. Mudhoney
6. Neil Young
7. Stone Temple Pilots
8. The Screaming Trees
9. Mother Love Bone
10. Temple Of The Dog
11. Green River
12. Bush
13. Mad Season
14. The Melvins
15. Chris Cornell
16. Tad
17. Malfunkshun
18. Mark Lanegan
19. Silverchair
20. Love Battery
21. The Fluid
22. Skin Yard
23. The Verve Pipe
24. Brad
25. Hole
26. The Rockfords
27. Wellwater Conspiracy
28. L7
29. Jerry Cantrell
30. The Fastbacks
31. Radish
32. Sweet 75
33. Devilhead
34. Daisy Chainsaw
35. Bantam Rooster
36. Days of the New
37. Solomon Grundy
38. My Sister's Machine
39. Gruntruck
40. Fire Ants
41. Hater
42. Pigeonhed
43. Satchel
44. Stone Gossard
45. U-Men
46. Blood Circus
47. Babes in Toyland
48. Candlebox


Ten Greatest Grunge Musicians

1. Chris Cornell
(Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Solo)

2. Stone Gossard & Jeff Ament
(Pearl Jam, Temple of the Dog,
Mother Love Bone, Green River)

3. Kurt Cobain

4. Mark Arm
(Mudhoney, Green River)

5. Eddie Vedder
(Pearl Jam, Temple of the Dog)

6. Neil Young

7. Andrew Wood
(Mother Love Bone, Malfunkshun)

8. Jerry Cantrell
(Alice in Chains, Solo)

9. Matt Cameron
(Soundgarden, Skin Yard, Hater,
Wellwater Conspiracy, Pearl Jam)

10. The DeLeo Brothers
(Stone Temple Pilots)

Ten Greatest Grunge Albums

1. Nevermind

2. Superunknown

3. Ten
(Pearl Jam)

4. Temple of the Dog
(Temple of the Dog)

5. Dirt
(Alice in Chains)

6. Mirror Ball
(Neil Young)

7. Superfuzz Bigmuff

8. Stardog Champion
(Mother Love Bone)

9. Dry as a Bone/Rehab Doll
(Green River)

10. Deep Six
(Various Artists)

Ten Greatest Grunge Songs

1. Smells Like Teen Spirit

2. Jesus Christ Pose

3. Say Hello 2 Heaven
(Temple of the Dog)

4. Alive
(Pearl Jam)

5. Would?
(Alice in Chains)

6. Touch Me I'm Sick

7. Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns
(Mother Love Bone)

8. Song X
(Neil Young)

9. Interstate Love Song
(Stone Temple Pilots)

10. Nearly Lost You
(The Screaming Trees)


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