there was a horrible hippie/boogie band in seattle for years called jr. cadillac (there were members of the fabulous wailers and other famous old nw rock bands from the early 60's early sixties). they stuck it out for around 10-15 years, still thinking they were hip and cool and 'with the in-crowd'. real old-school rock dudes. in reality everybody was dead tired of them and made fun of them, but they still loved them because they were "our own".
i LOVE the guys in mudhoney. they changed rock history. mark and steve i consider friends. i miss talking to them.
i think they've been around now about as long as jr. cadillac was.