Seattle Rock Class, 10/2/12 Agenda

Posted: September 29, 2012 in The Strangest Tribe: the College Course

Tuesday, October 2

Topic: Appreciating the underappreciated: the Young Fresh Fellows and the U-Men.  Next week, we’ll take a look at two of my favorite Seattle bands, two bands that got little recognition in the wake of the early ’90s grunge phenomenon.  The Fellows provided a humorous, albeit twisted take on punk/pop, while the U-Men–to paraphrase writer Dawn Anderson–“there are no words.”

Music: The Young Fresh Fellows: “Rock ‘N’ Roll Pest Control,” “This Little Mystery,” “Amy Grant,” “Searchin’ USA;” the U-Men: “Shoot ’em Down,” “Gila,” “Dig It a Hole.”

Blog: “Interviewing the Fellows’/R.E.M.’s Scott McCaughey” https://thestrangesttribebook.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/interviewing-the-fellowsr-e-ms-scott-mccaughey/; “Interviewing the U-Men’s Tom Price” https://thestrangesttribebook.wordpress.com/2011/09/18/interviewing-the-u-mens-tom-price/; “On the Road With the U-Men” https://thestrangesttribebook.wordpress.com/category/from-the-cutting-room-floor/narrative/u-men/

Student presentations: Three students will present on the following scenes: Nashville: ’50s and ’80s; Japan: “Visual Kei.”

(The Young Fresh Fellows perform at the Sunset in Ballard, Seattle, April, 2012.)

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