the evils are good folks. i enjoyed that one fell's stoies about having to babysit t-model on tour and nearly getting killed by the guy. good times, ya know?
the music dave is putting out on estrus these days is miles away from the old hotrod/surf/garage stuff that put the label on the map. some of the toughest and nastiest sounding bands around are on estrus at the moment.
or how about the sky river rock festival and lighter than air fair! that was the first outdoor rock festival ever held in the usofa. then there was the piano drop out in duvall with country joe and the fish playing, or cathcing captain beefheart at the tenino festival at buffalo don murphy's ranch.
or judge roy beans' out in roy where the dinosaur club began to morph into the love family and heart was just the house band that played zepelin covers.
as you can see, my living in the past knows no bounds.
grunge? that was recent history as far as i'm concerned. you youngsters ain't seen nothing yet,. wait til your my age and can remember all the way back to watching michael jackson get arrested...
well, i guess there's just no accounting for taste.
i remember when the band hired a bigshot producer for that record. they spend a lot of label money hiring somebody "good". jack endino (who captured their sound on their first releases) told me he got several phone calls from that producer asking how he did it. the guy would go into a big diatribe about how he used shotgun mikes positioned in the bathroom down the hall etc. etc. etc. but just couldn't quite get them to sound like they did on screaming life. jack carefully told him how he did it -
"well i put the mike down on the floor in front of the bass drum and had the band play into it, dude."
when money showed up, everything went to hell up in seattle. they just went spend crazy and completely forgot about the talent that help make them good in the first place. typical, huh?
badmotorfinger was generally considered their worst effort back home.