yer history is a little confused. none of the seattle bands were even from seattle. the olympia scene spun off of seattle extremely early and became a huge influence on seattle. dc and austin was a huge infuence. i'm saying they invented anything at all. what they did was do a classic piece of media manipulation that became a monster that ate the town.
then along came nirvana and all hell broke loose. very weird time to be in seattle.
the hype was all there was. it's now a buncha old geezers rocking on the porch sayin' "remember the good ol' days?" but it was DAMN interesting days, totally out of any sort of sane control. people died because of it. it ruined a city, it ruined a generation of music, it ruined teen culture, well, still. it was a damned important prank that did a lot of weird damage to everybody. it's fascinating, but i resent it, too.
again, this was another fraudulant punk show poster. the phone on the poster was for a promoter that everybody hated and he got flooded with phone calls. nearly put him out of business. fraud and pranking has a very long history in seattle punk. in fact the whole "seattle scene" was literally a media prank that became real. long story. go see 'hype. it REALLY WAS a prank that got out of hand.