April 27th, 2013

The Seattle Times: Grunge producer Jack Endino steps out of the studio

Is there an act [Endino] hasn’t produced that he would like to work with?

“Pearl Jam,” he says, pausing for effect. “But I don’t think they need me.”

April 12th, 2013

Will Soundgarden Play Sub Pop’s 25th Birthday Bash? It does look like Tad Doyle is yelling “Soundgarden!” in the event’s promo video. I can’t tell who the other “inaudible” acts are (they may well be saying nonsense words).

Any talented lip-readers (or audio engineers) out there who can determine the identities of the other mystery acts?

April 10th, 2013

Grunge elder statesmen Mark Arm, Kim Thayil, Tad Doyle and Jack Endino formally announce Sub Pop’s free 25th anniversary concert, in Seattle July 13.

The Silver Jubilee lineup so far: Mudhoney, J Mascis, Greg Dulli, Pissed Jeans, Shabbazz Palaces (with THEESatisfaction), Baptist Generals, Shearwater, Father John Misty.

Not announced on the video, but confirmed to perform: Brothers of the Sonic Cloth and Endino’s Earthworm. (More TBA.)

December 15th, 2012

TAD in the studio with Jack Endino (far left)

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November 20th, 2012

Feast, one of ’80s-era Seattle’s unheralded proto-grunge bands, reunited in 2011 and finally released their first album this past October. They’ll play tomorrow night (it’s the Feast before Thanksgiving—get it?) as part of the second-annual “retrospective” of long-gone Seattle rock club the Vogue. On Friday, Love Battery and Truly (featuring ex-members of the Screaming Trees and Soundgarden) play the fest.

September 15th, 2012

Washington State lieutenant governor candidate Bill Funkbeiner (R) campaign video, featuring vocals by Funkbeiner and bass/guitar by supporter Krist Novoselic. Production by Jack Endino. Full story here.

September 12th, 2012

JACK ENDINO (Skin Yard guitarist) There was a little bit of weirdness with Sub Pop, because Skin Yard was not a band that they felt was appropriate for the label, and it wasn’t hard to see why—we were a little too metal. But strangely enough, our bass player, Daniel, wound up working for them for a couple years. It used to drive Daniel nuts that he couldn’t get his own band onto the label, but I stayed the hell out of this because I was still recording all the records for Sub Pop.

DANIEL HOUSE (Skin Yard bassist) When I first started working there, it was Bruce [Pavitt], Jon [Poneman], and me. Charles Peterson had been there earlier and a couple people would come and go. Bruce seemed to have almost contempt for Skin Yard. He hated Ben’s singing. Too melodramatic. He felt like there were elements of our music, the prog- rock elements, that were anti-everything that his label was trying to establish. Jon liked our band. And he actually tried to push Bruce to put us out, but Bruce wouldn’t budge. They eventually put out a Skin Yard seven-inch to just shut everybody up, or at least that’s how I saw it.

Excerpted from Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge. Order info here.

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May 15th, 2012

The Skin Yard catalog is now available on iTunes, “all completely remastered, one title reMIXED, one title never commercially released before, and a couple of tracks never heard before before this,” per the band’s Facebook page.

February 27th, 2012

Bid on a copy of Everybody Loves Our Town signed by Krist Novoselic, Duff McKagan and other Seattle scene luminaries


Bid on a hardcover copy of my book Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge signed by Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Loaded, the Fartz, etc.), Kurt Danielson (TAD), Jack Endino (producer; Skin Yard), Kurt Bloch (Fastbacks), Kim Warnick (Fastbacks), Marco Collins (radio DJ), Chris Ballew (Presidents of the USA), Jason Finn (Love Battery, Skin Yard, PUSA), Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows), Ben London (Alcohol Funnycar) and yours truly!

All proceeds go to the Susie Tennant Fund. Make sure to check out the other cool items being auctioned off to benefit Susie, Nirvana’s former Northwest promotion rep, who is fighting ovarian cancer.

February 15th, 2012

Blood Circus Primal Rock Therapy sampler cassette (designed by Kerry Simmons)

December 9th, 2011

@Endino: Remastered (NOT remixed) TAD’s Gods Balls and Salt Lick from original tapes. Working on 8-Way Santa now. Huge improvements in sound.

November 2nd, 2011
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Official Tumblr for Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge, a Time magazine book of the year. (Now in paperback; purchase info here.) The blog is run by the author, freelance writer/editor Mark Yarm; he is of no relation to Mark Arm of Mudhoney.