Video Roundup: Grunge is/not Dead!

Nirvana photo courtesy of Sub Pop

Perhaps no other day marks Seattle music history like April 5. Eighteen years ago today, Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain took his life. Eight years later, on April 5, Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley died from a drug overdose. But also on April 5, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready was born. (AIC’s original bassist Mike Starr was born a day earlier.) So what better day to celebrate local music, particularly the era that made Seattle in/famous? On the Morning Show, John Richards is spinning all Seattle music, and you’ll no doubt hear loads more throughout the day. For online listeners, we’ve put together this playlist of local bands, mostly contemporaries and precursors to the legendary early 90’s era of Northwest rock:

Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit

Kurt Cobain About A Son: Trailer

The Sonics – Psycho

The Wipers – Can This Be?

Nirvana – Breed

Green River – Unwind

Melvins – Symptom Of The Universe

The Gits – Here To Your Fuck

Alice In Chains – Bleed The Freak

Soundgarden – Jesus Christ Pose

Citizen Dick – aka Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament and Matt Dillon in the ’92 movie Singles

Mudhoney – Touch Me I’m Sick

Pearl Jam – Jeremy

Screaming Trees – Nearly Lost You

Tad – Woodgoblins

Nirvana – Dumb (Live at Reading 1992)

L7 – Wargasm – live in Rio (with Kurt & Courtney on stage)

Alice in Chain – Would?

Malfunkshun – Make Sweet Love

Mother Love Bone – Chloe Dancer / Crown of Thorns

Nirvana – Heart Shaped Box

Seaweed – Kid Candy

Skin Yard – Start At The Top

Gruntruck – Melt

Alice In Chains – Down In A Hole

Nirvana – All Apologies

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  1. Tony
    Posted April 5, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    Damn! That is a stellar playlist. Lots of memories.

  2. anon
    Posted November 5, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    painful. too many fucking dead friends.

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