May 4th, 2011

"I would never wear [the Sub Pop] shirt that said LOSER. I felt like, Hey, I’m reasonably good-looking and cool, why would I label myself a loser? I never really identified with that side of rock and roll—“Oh, I’m such a loser” or “I’m so put upon by the jocks.” That’s sort of the essence of grunge, and part of why I never really identified with that very much. I was like a little Charles Manson in high school; I had girls following me around, I dealt drugs, and I didn’t feel like a big loser.”

Blag Dahlia of S.F. punks/onetime Sub Pop signees the Dwarves, from Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge

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