I owe my love of grunge music* to my sister. She came of age in the early nineties and whether she knew it or not, brought me right along with her through an audible tour of the sounds definitive of her generation. We grew up in the midwest, far away from this lush, but often gray area of the country called the Pacific Northwest. I think part of her - and thus my - fascination with this music is that we knew absolutely nothing about Seattle, Aberdeen, or yes, even Portland. The unknown, dare I say the Superunknown, made this music even more alluring.
*Note: I'm using 'grunge' here to represent all rock considered 'alternative' that came from the Pacific Northwest in the late 80's-mid 90's. The exception on this mix is The Smashing Pumpkins who are from Chicago, but I've been revisiting them a lot lately and hey, it's my mix so I do what I want!!! Turn it up loud and remember exactly where you were on April 8th, 1994, hearing about what happened 3 days earlier.
The songs on this playlist and so many others from this time will always have a special place in my heart because they remind me of when music was starting to mean something to me. When I started to save up for CD's instead of toys. When I started to read Rolling Stone and watch MTV (when mom & dad weren't home, that is). What tunes are on your definitive grunge mix? xo Anna ***Song of the Moment: Eddie Vedder by Local H***