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After Show // 1990 // Mother Love Bone // Three Kings and a Crown of Thorns

The grunge explosion of the 1990s undoubtedly changed the alternative scene forever. In this aftershow, J and Brady discuss the shift of popular music in the 90s, Seattle’s influence on the scene, and the current state of grunge.


6 thoughts on “After Show // 1990 // Mother Love Bone // Three Kings and a Crown of Thorns”

  1. Didn’t know about Mother Love Bone until Temple of the Dog. Ten and Vs. were huge albums for me. Got into Soundgarden a bit later, but never loved Nirvana as much. I know, what is wrong with me.
    I also was at ’92 Lollapalooza – think it rained tons and we left our blankets on the hill in the mud.
    Thanks for this one – a part of music history I was a part of but not really a part of. Good choice.

    1. Same. I went back after TOTD. I saw ’92 Lollapalooza in Pittsrbugh and it’s one of my favorite memories of my entire life.

  2. J, you and I have a similar story. I was 23 in ’91 and working at a record store. :O

    I totally agree about hearing those songs and having it bring up memories of seeing the bands live. There are a few Alice in Chains songs that take me back to this one week in February ’91 when I saw them 3 times. My best friend and I followed them around LA to all these small clubs. It was so much fun. Whenever I hear Pearl Jam’s Black, I think back to the time I saw them at the Cathouse in LA (also Feb. ’91) and Eddie Vedder actually got choked up on stage and had to walk off. Not that he could go far. The stage was tiny and we could all see him near the bar. There are similar memories of Soundgarden and Nirvana. Early ’91 was a magical time for me. My friends and I went all over LA to see these bands. I barely ate so I could save up enough money to go to clubs to see them. My priorities were to 1) pay rent, 2) buy gas (so I could travel to shows), 3) buy tickets. Everything else was unimportant.

    I don’t think I could overestimate the importance of AiC, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Nirvana on my life. Their legacy runs deep.

    1. Yes, but I was in Pittsburgh and you were in L.A. 🙁

      I do think that early 90s grunge/alternative scene was the last one (the way we define it) which is a shame. [cue old guy voice] I don’t think music is as important to kids today.

      I feel bad that you only have one more Sunday of COR left.

  3. I can’t think of another music scene that has had as much impact as grunge did back in the early 90’s. The rock of the 2000’s sounds to me like an extension of grunge. It’s not really that different. Nothing has shaken up music like Teen Spirit did. How lucky we are to have been the right age when that all went down. 🙂

    I’m sad I only have one more Sunday left too.

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