I was definitely a fan of Sub Pop Records before being involved with them. When I was in junior high, I guess it was ’91 or ’92, I was an extra in this movie called The Program with James Caan. It’s a terrible movie. They were filming it in South Carolina, and I convinced my parents to let me take three days off of school to be an extra in the football stands. I remember my brother had made me a tape with Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge by Mudhoney on one side and Nirvana’s Bleach and ‘Sliver’ single taped on the other side. I had my headphones on and didn’t have any friends with me, so I just smoked cigarettes and listened to those bands. I must’ve listened to that tape probably 50 times over the course of those three days, and that was basically what made me the alterna-grunger I would later become.
from my ‘08 interview with Ben Bridwell, singer/guitarist for then-Sub Poppers Band of Horses