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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSmooth67 View Post
    I'd like to add Bush to this list. I did read somewhere that Bush was inspired by the Seattle grundge sound with a more commercially acceptable tone if that make any sense.
    Not technically grunge but,yeah,inspired by it, and one of the bands the record companies used to try an cultivate a 'pop' grunge sound.
    I enjoyed their first record.It still gets decent radio play around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vhfanjack View Post
    Tad were a very under-rated Grunge band.
    Never heard them Jack.I'm guessing there was a handful that didn't hit big (for whatever reason) but were rather good.

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    I think overall, the best bands of the 90's were English. Then again, I generally prefer English bands.
    It can't be "Van Halen" without Roth, any more than it can be "Van Halen" without Eddie.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PrideofPasadena View Post
    Never heard them Jack.I'm guessing there was a handful that didn't hit big (for whatever reason) but were rather good.




    My guess is they didn't do too well commercial because Tad Doyle was grossly overweight.

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    Holy crap! They were really good! It's definitely true...there were some good ones that didn't make it.Some good musicians...that's one tight band.
    Unfortunately,you're right.His weight issues probably held them back with record exec's.

    Thanks Jack,BTW. They're going on my want list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrideofPasadena View Post
    Holy crap! They were really good! It's definitely true...there were some good ones that didn't make it.Some good musicians...that's one tight band.
    Unfortunately,you're right.His weight issues probably held them back with record exec's.

    Thanks Jack,BTW. They're going on my want list.
    You're more than welcome.

    Good luck finding any of their music, though. It's all out of print. I was lucky enough to find a couple of cds at second hand stores in the Bay Area.

    Although, I saw a live dvd of theirs at a store here in Australia yesterday.

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    Ironically, this damn thread got me back full-on into Mother Love Bone.

    Of course, the new issue of Total Guitar arrived this week at B&N, with cover boy,
    Kurt Cobain!

    There's a cool Nuno feature inside, though.
    I guess Extreme is playing, Pornograffiti, in it's entirety, on tour in the U.K.
    Nuno mentions that if VH ever played VHI or VHII in it's entirety, he'd go in a heartbeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unchainedguitars View Post
    Ironically, this damn thread got me back full-on into Mother Love Bone.

    Of course, the new issue of Total Guitar arrived this week at B&N, with cover boy,
    Kurt Cobain!

    There's a cool Nuno feature inside, though.
    I guess Extreme is playing, Pornograffiti, in it's entirety, on tour in the U.K.
    Nuno mentions that if VH ever played VHI or VHII in it's entirety, he'd go in a heartbeat.
    Admit it...MLB is 10x the band Pearl Jam ever was. If Andrew Wood hadn't been an idiot, now that would have been a really good classic rock band. He always struck me as a DLR/Mercury hybrid. Not by his voice by any means, but just his demeanor and the way he fronted that band.
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    I've had the intro to some grunge song stuck in my head the past week, and I could have sworn it was Nirvana.. But after flipping through my whole library of theirs, it's not, and it's frustrating the shit out of me that I don't know what song it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Drummer View Post
    Admit it...MLB is 10x the band Pearl Jam ever was. If Andrew Wood hadn't been an idiot, now that would have been a really good classic rock band. He always struck me as a DLR/Mercury hybrid. Not by his voice by any means, but just his demeanor and the way he fronted that band.
    Honestly, i much prefer & enjoy MLB over PJ.

    But i do think PJ was more refined and sophisticated, as far as songwriting.
    "Jeremy" is a pretty stunning, layered track.
    "Ten" is such a huge sounding, purposeful record, like the next level from MLB.

    But i love MLB's more attitude, kinda ratty, approach.
    PJ are more adult, while MLB was looser and younger sounding.

    "Gentle Groove" and "Crown of thorns" are beautiful melodies, though.
    MLB had some depth there.

 

 

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