August 19th, 1990 - Poster from a Nirvana show at The Casbah in San Diego, California. It advertises Chad Channing as being a member of Nirvana but at this time, he had already been removed as a member of Nirvana. Dale Crover was the current drummer.
Bush even tried to record a few songs with me at a time when they knew they would be in Seattle for a few days. I remember getting a call about it in ’95, but I was getting married and it would have conflicted with my honeymoon, so I said no! They ended up making Razorblade Suitcase with Albini, which is a pretty wretched album. I feel like I dodged a bullet there.
WELCOME NEW FOLLOWERS!
This blog is suddenly trending—probably as a result of my zealous coverage of Nirvana’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction—so I figured I’d take this opportunity to introduce myself to all my new followers.
Hello, people! My name is Mark Yarm, and I’m the author of Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge, a Time magazine book of the year. (BTW, I am not Mark Arm of Mudhoney—people think I’m kidding when I throw that out there, but the name thing has caused some confusion over the years.) I cover all things grunge (not just Nirvana) on this blog. I’m currently a freelance writer for magazines like Wired and Rolling Stone, so I also share my non-grunge writing on here from time to time.
Hope you enjoy! Be sure to peruse the extensive archive. And, while you’re at it, why not pick up a copy of the book? A Finnish edition just came out, and a Chinese version is on the way. Plus, a deal’s in the works for another foreign-language translation, the details of which I will reveal soon.
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Plus Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr. and Skin Yard…
Jack Endino plays “1000 Smiling Knuckles,” by his old band Skin Yard, at the Sub Pop Silver Jubilee.
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.”