Did somebody say Jack Endino? Here's one of those Endino-produced classics I was talking about last week. If Mudhoney needed no introduction by the time they released their self-titled debut LP in 1989, at this point they should be, I don't know, playing on top of the Space Needle or something? Oh, that's right, they did that. And it turns out Sub Pop is going to release a limited edition LP of that jaw-dropping performance on the forthcoming Record Store Day. I hope KEXP gets a copy; it would be fun to see it nestled next to this weathered beauty on the vinyl shelves.
"A band that needs no introduction . . . Vocals all buried more but all in all they sound tight."
"'This Gift' is great."
"Aaaeeeepoohie . . . eeeeeeeegh . . . fuck you! . . . anaaaaaaargh . . . . . . (push) - (shove - grunt) . . . . . . sounds familiar."
"Hey, I think it's quite fine. I like it, it rocks plenty!"
"Some great tracks on here (1.1, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, and 2.6) and a handful of good ones. All in all, a fine LP."
"'When Tomorrow Hits' is sort of a Wire song, but you gotta figure out which one."
"Disappointing. Not as good as earlier records because of songs that sound way too much like other musicians (e.g., 2.5 = part of 'I Wanna Be Your Dog,' 1.5 = weak imitation of Hendrix, 1.6 = Meat Puppets circa Meat Puppets II) + a shortage of memorable lyrics + music. I was hoping the whole LP was going to be as good as 2.6. 1.3 skips."
"Are you really disappointed - that's so BIG of you?"
"'Magnolia Caboose' = Blue Cheer."
"I hope this grows on you (above)! I think it's really great! Steve's guitar playing is one of the most impressive things on this LP - he is the wah-wah god!"
"7/17/91: Each time I listen to this I like it better. Has taken a year and a half to sink in. Great band."
Room Nine were, it seems, a pretty big deal in Seattle in the late '80s; like Diamond Fist Werny, they were another band doing their own thing — with their own lighting designer! — while it probably seemed like everyone around them was churning out noisy, grungy rock. Room Nine broke up not long af…
Okay, not "exactly" music news, but it's just been announced that none other than Stephen Colbert will take over for David Letterman as the host of CBS' The Late Show in 2015! Letterman announced his retirement earlier this month with a performance from Joseph Arthur, accompanied by R.E.M.'s Mike …
Former Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band frontman Benjamin Verdoes came out to the KEXP studio to perform some of the new songs off his latest, 11-track solo project, The Evil Eye. From the unhinged, experimental undertones of Where The Messengers Meet to the structured melancholy of his new-found colla…
It's hard to think of an individual who's more of a Seattle Rock Institution than Jack Endino. Whether as a musician or producer/engineer, he's been knee-deep in this city's growing and changing music scene for about three decades. By the time he released Angle of Attack, his first solo album (whic…