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Now here's a "soundtrack" LP that's not a lame marketing tie-in, and is also worth owning owing to an abundance of live recordings. This collection can't tell the story as completely as the surprisingly accurate movie, but its 22 selections nevertheless form a reliable document of the second Pacific Northwest rock explosion (the first was the Raiders, Sonics, Wailers, Trashmen, etc.), though it concentrates mostly on Washington State bands. Though Hype! boasts such megastars as Pearl Jam, Nirvana, and Soundgarden, and indie kings Mudhoney, 7 Year Bitch, and Screaming Trees leader Mark Lanegan, it's the lesser-knowns that steal the show, after a garrison of gruesome grungers garrote the early going (after two openers by the true pioneers here, first the Fastbacks' zippy "K Street" and then the stunning early Wipers, with 1980's Is This Real? kicker "Return of the Rat," which Nirvana covered in 1991). Anyone who likes spirited youth music will pick up immediately on the genuine buzz of live and ripping renditions by the super-cool Young Fresh Fellows, popsters the Posies and Flop, the raucous Supersuckers, the country-punk Gas Huffer, and one more farewell to the late Mia Zapata and her band the Gits. A riotous, raw racket from such a pretty city/area, and some of the profits benefit S.O.S., a local drug rehab organization.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/01/1996
Label: Sub Pop
UPC: 0098787037128
catalogNumber: 371

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fastbacks   Track Performer
Mark Lanegan   Track Performer
Mudhoney   Track Performer
Nirvana   Track Performer
Pearl Jam   Track Performer
Posies   Track Performer
Soundgarden   Track Performer
Tad   Track Performer
Wipers   Track Performer
Young Fresh Fellows   Track Performer
Girl Trouble   Track Performer
Green River   Track Performer
Flop   Track Performer
Supersuckers   Track Performer
Gas Huffer   Track Performer
Gits   Track Performer
7 Year Bitch   Track Performer
U-Men   Track Performer
Pigeonhed   Track Performer
Dead Moon   Track Performer
Sound Velvet Sidewalk   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Steve Smith   Engineer
Jack Endino   Producer,Remixing
Ray Davies   Composer
Kurt Cobain   Composer
Patrick Maley   Engineer,Contributor
Conrad Uno   Producer
Megan Jasper   Liner Notes
Bruce Pavitt   Liner Notes
Mark Yeend   Engineer
Dawn Anderson   Writer,Contributor
Scott Ross   Contributor
E. Smith   Composer

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