July 28th, 2014


Thrown Epps play ‘Mohawk Man’ live at the Central Tavern 7/24/2014

Mark on drums.

The Thrown Epps (members of early Seattle scene bands the Thrown Ups and Mr. Epp and the Calculations) play Mr. Epp’s hit “Mohawk Man.” That’s Mark Arm of Mudhoney on drums.

Reblogged from Mudhoney
July 24th, 2014


Thursday July 24th, 2014

Thursday night cram is a unique blend of bands crammed to together to make one band.

Join us for this edition featuring The Thrown Epps. The Thrown Epps feature members of The Thrown Ups and Mr. Epp.

The Players:
Jo Smitty
Mark Arm
John Leighton Beezer
Ed Fotheringham
Scott Schickler
Michael Falhauber
PLUS special guests

Free show!!!! Bring money for beer to support the rebirth of Scrunge!!

at the Central
207 1st Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98104

(reblogged on 07/23/2014)


(Source: mudhoneymedia)

Reblogged from Seattle Noir
March 20th, 2014
December 23rd, 2011

A very Thrown Ups Christmas…

In this very special holiday outtake from Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge, Thrown Ups bassist Leighton Beezer tells the story of the grunge improvisers’ last show before their 1991 breakup:

"The Thrown Ups’ last show was my favorite one, because it was so horribly misunderstood. This was ‘90, it was definitely Christmas. 
It was at the Off Ramp, and Ed [Fotheringham] was the baby Jesus, and the band was the Three Wise Men. I was pretty psyched about it, but to really do it right we needed a star and a manger and all this crap, and it became clear to me as we got closer to the show that none of that was actually happening. I was wondering how Ed was gonna pull that off. So I went to go get him, and we’re talking maybe two hours before the show, and he’s blitzed drunk and he doesn’t really have anything. And I’m like, Dude! But he was a master of the last minute.

"So he goes, ‘Oh, no, no, no, I got it all worked out.’ So we go down to the basement and he  starts grabbing sheets
he’s gonna rip a hole in the middle of the sheet, pull it over our heads like a poncho, and that’s our wise men outfit. And then he took butcher paper and wrapped it into little conehead hats. That made us wise men, I guess. For the sheep for the manger scene, he had these sawhorses. He had done some preparationhe’d got giant plastic bags full of cotton balls and he had spray mount. His plan was to spray the sawhorses and then stick the cotton balls on them. He did that to a couple of them, but the cotton balls didn’t really stick, and they certainly didn’t look like sheep, but whatever.

"We got there for the show and Ed was so drunk he couldn’t stand up, so he was really leaning on one of the sheep as a crutch. And then the rest of us were wearing our outfits. I was used to people in the audience looking at us like we’re idiots and leaving. But a lot of people seemed hostilethere seemed to be people stomping out like they were really offendedand afterwards, I asked someone about it: ‘You know, I don’t think I’m too sensitive here, but I sensed some hostility.’ And he goes, ‘Well, maybe you shouldn’t have dressed up like Klansmen! And Edhe was buttfucking a sheep!’ It’s like, What? Oh, okay, I can see how that came acrossthat wasn’t actually what we intended.”

June 17th, 2011

In this scene from Hype!, Thrown Ups bassist Leighton Beezer illustrates the difference between punk and grunge. (The grunge riff is from Green River’s “Come on Down.”)

Reblogged from HOMUNCULUS
March 3rd, 2011

"The Thrown Ups? Probably the best band ever. Steve and Mark and Leighton and Ed would make the most ridiculous list of song titles you could think of, and pick from the list. ‘Okay, "Sloppy Pud Love." What would that sound like?’ They’d start jamming, and they’d look at me and go, ‘Okay. We got it. Roll it.’ And I would just roll tape, and they’d come back, listen to it, everybody’d have a good laugh, and then they’d go down the list again. ‘Okay, "Elephant Crack." What would that sound like?’ Ed would literally make up lyrics on the spot. We’re not talking Hemingway here, but it was always funny as shit." —Jack Endino, producer

The Thrown Ups
were Ed Fotheringham, Leighton Beezer, and Mark Arm and Steve Turner of Mudhoney. The excellent blog Ritual Room just posted their “Smiling Panties” single, released on Amphetamine Reptile in 1987.

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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.