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Mudhoney IN Backlash…

Posted: December 13, 2011 in Backlash, Backfire

to satisfy two requests at the same time…

“Mark [Arm, during his Green River days] was also legendary for his stupendous stage leaps, like the time he earned a perfect ten for ruining the evening of a couple at the old Rainbow Tavern, who could have sworn they were out of his range until he landed in the middle of their table like a heat-seeking missle.”

James Bush, from the December 1988 issue.

“I imagine Mark Arm having a dream about Iggy Pop.  This in itself is nothing unusual.  It seems like everyone on the ‘heavy’ side of the fence has been visited nocturnally by the Ig’s spirit.  In this particular dream, however, Iggy’s trying to beat Jimmy Page down with a Les Paul while the Sonics and Husker Du compete in a U.W. ‘Battle of the Bands.’  Arm sits bolt upright and screams ‘Eureka!'”

Michael Cox review of Mudhoney’s Superfuzz Bigmuff, from the November 1988 issue.

Alice in Chains, Flop, Slam Suzzanne, Gas Huffer, Dickless, Red Dress, Young Fresh Fellows, Terry Lee Hale (some artists playing the Central in June 1990)

Gas Huffer, Treepeople, Gits (some artists playing he Squid Row in June 1990)

From the June 1990 issue.

Live Skull, Mother Love Bone (some artists playing the Central in December 1988)

Chemistry Set, Vexed, Amy Denio, Pure Joy, Girl Trouble, Crypt Kicker 5 (some artists playing the Squid Row in November 1988)

From the November 1988 issue.

From Dawn Anderson’s fanzine Backlash (1987-1991), by request:

“I’m not just into grungy two-chord rock, I’m also into, uh, less grungy two-chord rock.”

Mudhoney’s Steve Turner, as told to James Bush in the December 1988 issue.

“Like the singer for Great White–have you ever seen that guy?  He looks like Church Lady.  And they’ve got this video that starts out with him playing piano and he’s got these short fat fingers with rings on every one, and then it pans up to his face and he’s got this big nose and feathered hair…fuckin’ loser.”

Nirvana’s Dave Grohl, as told to Dawn Anderson in the March 1991 issue.

Best band: Soundgarden; Best single: My Eye, “Empty Box/So Much Going On;” Best Local Album: Green River, Dry As a Bone; Best new band: Coffin Break; Best vocalist: Chris Cornell, Soundgarden; Best Dressed: Landrew, Malfunkshun/Lords of the Wasteland.

Readers poll results from the February 1988 issue

Red Dress, the Melvins, Blood Circus, Alice in Chains, Mudhoney

Some artists playing the Central in January 1990, from the January 1990 issue

Moving Parts, Chemistry Set, Nirvana, the Walkabouts, Terry Lee Hale, Prudence Dredge, Room Nine, Pure Joy, the Fastbacks, Soundgarden, Screaming Trees

Some artists playing the Central in May, June, and July 1988, from the June-July 1988 issue

Dawn Anderson’s Backfire

Posted: October 7, 2011 in Backlash, Backfire

Her third fanzine, following a first version of Backfire and Backlash.  She jokingly asked me if, for her next zine, I could think of another name with word “back” in it.  In any event, this 2002 issue features the artwork of Gas Huffer.

Dawn Anderson’s Backlash

Posted: September 28, 2011 in Backlash, Backfire

A zine critical to Seattle’s music community from 1987 through 1991.  Note the top left cover features the Young Fresh Fellows–not a grunge band.  In fact, two of the four bands shown are not grunge bands…and this was the heydey of grunge in Seattle.  My point…?