If there was any band poised to break on a level equal to Nirvana and Pearl Jam, it was Mark Arm’s post-Green River group, whose 1988 anthem “Touch Me I’m Sick” remains grunge’s National Anthem. Unfortunately, the band never took off, but their debut album is one of the genre’s most overlooked records — and sounds amazingly polished for a Jack Endino-produced record. Highlights include the album opener “This Gift” and the blues-tinged anthem “Flat Out Fucked.”
By Wondering Sound Staff on 09.19.11 in Icons
When Pearl Jam finally compiled a catalog-skimming greatest hits collection in 2004 - a decade after the demise of Nirvana, six years after they stole Soundgarden's drummer and nearly 15 into their platinum-lined career...
By Gillian G. Gaar on 11.26.14 in Features
Bruce Pavitt shares seven entries in his new '80s anthology.
By Philip Sherburne on 02.12.14 in Spotlights
In the ongoing narrative that is The History of Popular Music, the style colloquially known as "deathrock" was a blip, a flash in the pan, an evolutionary dead end. Specific to a small pocket of the Los Angeles punk scen...
By David Raposa on 04.02.13 in Reviews
The members of Mudhoney might be closing in on (or eclipsing) the half-century mark, but being eligible for AARP membership hasn't done much to make them soft. If anything, the so-over-it cynicism and exhaustion that's b...