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A Grunge Anthology

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Nowhere NEAR the quality of the 7-or so disc "Grunge is Back", a friend laid this one on me, and
while it has next to nothing rare on it, it reminds me a bit of my theoretical "Grunge Nuggets" sets I had considered constructing in about another ten years or so, assuming I am still alive.....as I say almost literally NOTHING hard to find, but a better collection of grungey singles from 1991-93 or so could hardly be assembeled........lets look at the higlights, some FINE tracks here, at least all in one convenient three disc set......

Disc 1 leads off with Nirvana's legendary "In Bloom" (I love it, "Sell the kids for food" because "We Can have some more"......Pearl Jam's amazing "Alive", STP's "Sex Type Thing" ("Creep" might have been more fitting)......without just listing all the tracks, let's touch on the GREAT singles of the era......L7's phenominal "Pretend We're Dead", "Glyceryne" from Bush, Screaming Trees wonderful "Nearly Lost You", the great "Violet" from Hole, Soungarden's awesome "Jesus Christ Pose" and the greatest of Alice In Chains tracks "Rooster........there's more.....how's THAT for Disc 1, and imagine what it will sound like a few years in the future...... I stress, NOTHING much hard to find, but GREAT music, ALL in one locale!

Think Disc 2 lets up? Not quite......"Smells Like Teen Spirit"? "Evenflow"?, Veruca Salt's amazing one hit wonder, the fab "Seether", "Revolve" by the Melvins, "My Hero" from Foo Fighters.....even a couple MORE Nirvana tracks, this set does not seek out the obscure, and reminds me for all the world of one of those K-Tel things they used to advertise on TV back in the 70's........if, by some chance, you are reading this blog and are totally ignorant to grunge, this will be a primer to set you on your proper path.

Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Hole, and all the rest show up on disc 3 as well (a GREAT overlooked track: L7's "Everglade"), Temple of the Dog's fantastic "Hunger Strike", even Audioslave and Paw turn up.........

The "Nuggets of the Grunge era", right here.......it's loaded with great albiet easy to locate material,
but I really love the concept and the construction......Like me, you MAY have EVERY SINGLE TRACK HERE (I really do), but if your grandchildren some day want you to explain the "grunge" scene to them, you'll need to look no further than here.

DISC 1-01 NIRVANA-In Bloom/02 PEARL JAM-Alive/03 STONE TEMPLE PILOTS-Sex-Type Thing/04 SOUNDGARDEN-Black Hole Sun/05 CANDLEBOX-You/06 L7-Pretend We're Dead/07 BUSH-Glycerine/08 STONE TEMPLE PILOTS-Big Empty/09 PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA-Peaches/10 HOLE-Violet/11 MUDHONEY- In  N Out of Grace/12 NIRVANA-Lithium/13 SCREAMING TREES-Nearly Lost You/14 EVERCLEAR-Everything To Everyone/15 MUDHONEY-Suck You Dry/16 SILVERCHAIR-Tomorrow/17 SOUNDGARDEN-Jesus Christ Pose/18 ALICE IN CHAINS-Rooster


DISC 2-01 NIRVANA-Smells Like Teen Spirit/02 STONE TEMPLE PILOTS-Plush/03 PEARL JAM-Evenflow/04 SOUNDGARDEN-Rusty Cage/05 PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA-Lump/06 ALICE IN CHAINS-Would?/07 FOO FIGHTERS-My Hero/08 EVERCLEAR-Santa Monica/09 STONE TEMPLE PILOTS-Vaseline/10 VERUCCA SALT-Seether/11 NIRVANA-Heart Shaped Box/12 BUSH-Swallowed/13 THE MELVINS-Revolve/14 MUDHONEY-Touch Me I'm Sick/15 CANDLEBOX-Far Behind/16 HOLE-Doll Parts/17 ALICE IN CHAINS-Hate To Feel/18 NIRVANA-Aneuyrism


DISC 3-01 STONE TEMPLE PILOTS-Interstate Love Song/02 L7-Everglade/03 NIRVANA-Come
As You Are/04 SOUNDGARDEN-Outshined/05 PEARL JAM-Jeremey/06 SCREAMING TREES-Dollar Bill/07 FOO FIGHTERS-This Is a Call/08 MUDHONEY-You Got It/09 EVERCLEAR-Heartspark Dollarsign/10 TEMPLE OF THE DOG-Hunger Strike/11 STONE TEMPLE PILOTS-Wicked Garden/12 MAD SEASON-River of Deciet/13 PEARL JAM-Black/14 PAW-Jessie/15 GREEN RIVER-Swallow My Pride/16 HOLE-Miss World/17 BABES IN TOYLAND-Bruise Violet/18 AUDIOSLAVE-Cochise

Make of this what it is, a wonderful artifact in the future.......trust me!  Couple of more great new comp discoveries coming up soon!

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