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Eldon Tyrell

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  1. Totally agree. Someone should really buy it soon so that Dave can finally buy some socks and/or shoes. Poor guy, winter is coming soon 😉
  2. Ok, this is not really Nirvana related (although it features one of the band members) but for the 100th reply, I thought, why not. After all, it's my thread and I can do whatever I want. Isn't that what punk was all about? Anyway, here you go, enjoy and feel free to re-enact it at your first/next wedding 🙂
  3. True but first I will ask my good friend Jim Adler to sue @NancyJohnson for stealing my post from yesterday 😉
  4. And if I cannot convince you, maybe Nicki can 😉
  5. Well, I really enjoy playing Sea of Sorrow and playing it loud, very loud. I think it is great but, as a diehard AIC fan, I am probably a bit biased 🙂
  6. Poor Vince. He really needs to get in shape. Maybe he should talk to these guys 😉
  7. Just saw this on the news. Must be a big Nirvana fan: "Enthusiast marks album’s 30th anniversary with 150km ride around Adelaide using Strava to sketch naked baby Pete Stokes rode about 150km on a single-speed bike to sketch the outline of the famous Nevermind cover. His efforts, tracked by GPS-based site Strava, show the baby’s (slightly angry) face over the CBD and the banknote over the leafy eastern suburbs of Burnside and Kensington."
  8. I recently watched the excellent (but sad) documentary "Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story". Mark was known for his two-string slide bass but he actually started with a one-string bass. This made me think, what are cool songs that only use one string? Ok, I'll make a start with this one:
  9. You forgot: P with flats and maple neck P with flats and rosewood neck P with rounds and maple neck P with rounds and rosewood neck 😎
  10. I went for the long-scale and passive model (natural finish and black hardware). It seems to be the most popular of the four as it sold out after just a few days. The black one (log-scale and active) sold out some time later and the two short scale models are still available. https://shop.music-man.com/instruments.html?instrument_type=5465
  11. Yes, cool bass that is a bit of a "best of" Stingray. Classic looks (natural finish and old school bridge, mutes and logo), some features from the current Special (neodymium pickup, 18V preamp (for the active models), the sculpted neck joint and the roasted maple neck) and some new features such as the adjustable finger ramp, the natural finish-black hardware combo and the passive option for a full-scale Stingray). At first, I was a bit concerned about having a passive Stingray but then I plugged it into my Sansamp BDDI and my GK 200w amp and the worries stopped immediately. It sounds massive (especially if you go series mode and engage the boost function). Just ask my neighbours 😉
  12. I think you are right. Mentally, I am still stuck between 87 and 94. Best times ever.
  13. Looks like you are right and they are indeed planning to go on tour again. I thought they had retired. Their last tour was the so-called "The Final Tour" (2014-2015). Maybe they should call the new tour "The Final Tour II". Reminds me a bit of a computer game I played back in the late 80s: "The Last Ninja II" 😉
  14. Same here. In case you haven't watched it yet, you may want to check out this documentary:
  15. I don't think anyone considers RATM to have anything to do with grunge.
  16. Sorry but I think your sentence ended rather abruptly. I am sure you were meant to say: "Motley Crue continue to be hugely embarrassing" 😉
  17. Well, there are only four possible answers to that: a) Time is relative b) Stub got it wrong c) Time is an illusion d) Who the hell are Hanoi Rocks?
  18. Both the documentary as well as the follow-up 20 years later were good but did not mention Alice in Chains enough. Not sure why 😞
  19. Before the term/label grunge got used, there was no other term that everyone used. They just called it the Seattle scene, the Seattle sound, the Northwest sound etc. I just created a thread that features Hype!, a documentary that gives a very good overview of the scene in the early 90s. There were so many bands and people were hopping around from band to band quite a lot. The documentary also explains that Seattle's remote location was one of the reasons for the strong scene there- not that many bands from the rest of the US (or abroad) bothered playing there. For most, the US ended in San Francisco. This created a strong DIY (sub-)culture in the Northwest. The notoriously bad weather in the Northwest also helped as people could not do much outdoors and would form bands instead (remember - these were the pre-Internet and pre-social media days). Maybe the latter explains why so many good bands came (still come?) from Manchester?
  20. Also cool - Hype!- 20 years later that features interviews with several of the documentary's protagonists
  21. Just came across this very good documentary that shows the growth and subsequent overexposure of the Seattle scene in the early 90s. From Wiki: Hype! (1996) is a documentary directed by Doug Pray about the popularity of grunge rock in the early to mid-1990s United States. It incorporates interviews and rare concert footage to trace the development of the grunge scene from its early beginning in neighborhood basements to its emergence as an explosive pop culture phenomenon. Hype! attempts to dispel some of the myths of the genre promulgated by media hype by depicting the grunge subculture from the point of view of people who were active in the scene. The film generally portrays this mythos in a satirical way while acknowledging that it was media hype that helped propel some of these obscure bands to fame. Hype! includes interviews and performances from bands (primarily oriented with the Sub Pop Records axis) such as TAD, Blood Circus, Mudhoney, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Coffin Break, The Gits, Love Battery, Flop, The Melvins, Some Velvet Sidewalk, Mono Men, Supersuckers, Zipgun, Seaweed, Pearl Jam, 7 Year beach, Hovercraft, Gas Huffer, and Fastbacks. It also features interviews with band manager Susan Silver, record producers Jack Endino and Steve Fisk, and photographer Charles Peterson. It is one of the few films to contain video footage of Nirvana's first performance of their breakthrough hit, "Smells Like Teen Spirit". Some more info: https://www.uncut.co.uk/reviews/hype-101849/
  22. Exactly, or as I put it once: "The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long"
  23. Agree. The main protagonists of the "grunge movement" were all very different but the media and record labels love labels. It's just a classic marketing tool. Extracts from sub pop's website: https://www.subpop.com/artists/sub_pop “Sub Pop was the grunge label, right?” That’s right—the original home to Nirvana, Soundgarden and Mudhoney, incredible bands all. Bands whose members even, on occasion, wore flannel shirts. And 15 years after the rest of America draped itself in fashionable, grungy flannels (and then promptly took them to the thrift stores where they always belonged), Sub Pop is again one of the top music companies in the land, with artists racking up Saturday Night Live appearances and Grammy nominations." "While courting devoted fans, Sub Pop also courted the press, and the British music press in particular. UK outlets such as Melody Maker and the New Music Express were given to hyperbolic fawning, which suited Sub Pop’s own exaggerated marketing. In March 1989, the label paid to put Melody Maker‘s Everett True on a Seattle-bound plane to come soak up the scene. His excited report back, “Seattle: Rock City” whet European appetites for all things Northwest, including Seattle’s pared-down punk and metal hybrid known as grunge rock." "Of course, Nevermind also made grunge a household word and put flannel shirts and Dr. Martens boots on fashion runways and in JC Pennys. By this point, major labels had been scoping out Seattle bands for a few years. When Nirvana brought alternative music into the multi-platinum mainstream, the majors looked harder, looked wider, and offered more money for bands to sign on the dotted line. Suddenly Sub Pop was competing not only with other indie labels for new talent, but with the majors as well."
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