Seattle Grunge Rock Class Agenda, 9/4/12

Posted: August 31, 2012 in The Strangest Tribe: the College Course

Tuesday, September 4

Topic: Creating a punk rock scene out of thin air.

Special guest: The Squirrels’ Rob Morgan, via Facebook video chat.

Text Readings: Tow chapter 1, Addendum to chapter 2: “Pop Lust for Life: Rob Morgan and the Squirrels.”

Music: The Stooges: “Down on the Street;” David Bowie: “Ziggy Stardust;” Mott the Hoople: “All the Young Dudes;” The Ramones: “I Don’t Wanna Go Down to the Basement;” The Pudz: “Take Me to Your (Leader); The Squirrels: “Hawaii Take 5-0.”  Feel free to listen to anything from the following records: The Stooges’ Funhouse and Raw Power; David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane; the Ramones’ Ramones and Rocket to Russia.

Blog Readings: “Interviewing the Squirrels’ Rob Morgan” (

Guest Speaker Rob Morgan

Rob is a Seattle institution, having helped create the city’s punk scene back in the ’70s.  For a quarter century, he fronted the Squirrels, a comedy rock mash-up act.  Grunge producer Jack Endino referred to Rob’s group as Seattle’s best band.  Rob may also be the funniest human being on the planet.

(Rob [in red] fronts the Squirrels for a packed house at the Sunset in Seattle, April 28, 2012)


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