Sharon Knolle over at Moviefone has written two pieces pegged to the 20th anniversary of Singles, both of which cite Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge:
- ‘Singles’ 20th Anniversary: Seattle Residents Look Back
- ‘Singles’: 25 Things You Didn’t Know About the Cameron Crowe Flick
And here are a couple more Singles stories:
- Spin.com: ‘Singles’ Turns 20: Who’d Be on Film’s Soundtrack in 2012?
- The Uncool (Crowe’s official site): Singles Locations: 20 Years Later – Part 2
From Cameron Crowe’s WhoSay site: Just found this… Matt Dillon’s hair test for Singles… 1991? (Photo © 2011 Cameron Crowe)
“I shot the making-of-the-movie thing for Singles. The best moment was the day that Matt Dillon was trying on his Eddie Vedder wig. He was assuming the role of a hybrid Eddie Vedder/Chris Cornell. We all had to go and give our opinions on 120 wigs that they pulled. I remember Matt being very insecure. You know, Matt Dillon is Matt Dillon. He doesn’t wear a wig. If anything, the guy plays himself, so he seemed super-uneasy with it.”
—video director Josh Taft, from Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge
At long last… the full version of Citizen Dick’s “Touch Me I’m Dick.”
“I remember seeing fake posters on the poles for a show that the band in [Singles] was supposed to be playing. They’d filmed them, then left the posters up. We were like, ‘Is that show really going on at the OK Hotel? I don’t remember booking that.’ I was like, ‘Who the fuck are Citizen Dick?’”
—from my interview with Steve Moriarty, former OK Hotel booker/Gits drummer
Smarter Than You (LP)
Real Clever Records
Once again, when the shirtless Cliff Poncier begins singing… you know what you’re in for. More pompous, dick-swinging swill from a man who has haunted the local scene for much too long. You wish that Cliff would move to another town, like Minneapolis or Los Angeles or New York. A town where he could disappear into the masses and not stand out like the relentlessly mediocre talent that he is….