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in: BigWillyStyle; BigWillyStyle > 2017-05-18

May 19, 2017 9:13 AM # 
No G or Loggins?
May 19, 2017 1:32 PM # 
That is one impressive Rushmore! Who's in the Hall of Almost Rushmore?
May 19, 2017 5:35 PM # 
Pink Socks:
I wasn't in Seattle during the grunge era, and during that time, I didn't really like grunge at all. But damn, Chris Cornell had a voice.

In the post-grunge indie/alternative era, I'd say that Death Cab For Cutie and Modest Mouse are probably the most well-known local bands. And more recently, Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, and Head & The Heart. (I wouldn't put them on a Rushmore, just adding to the discussion).

Macklemore made a quick splash recently, and he's definitely a local. I think Seattle's biggest contribution to rap would have to be Sir Mix-a-Lot (Baby Got Back just turned 25, btw). One hit wonder for sure, but that's one big hit. He still lives here, and he drives a Lamborghini, I think.

While not from Seattle, Dave Matthews lives in a very modest house near mine (it's two houses away from the church where I was married). Once, when I was scouting for urban orienteering checkpoints, I happened upon his tour bus one evening, parked in the middle of the narrow residential street in front of his house. His wife and kids were unloading stuff after a weekend of performing at the Gorge Amphitheater. They apologized for being in the way. Say what you want about his music, but I'm impressed with how relatively normal of a life he leads for being a successful musician.
May 19, 2017 5:58 PM # 
Sir Mix-a-Lot had two hits: Freak Mamma with Mudhoney from the Judgement Night soundtrack was a great song.

To quote Sloan about Dave Matthews, "it's not the band I hate, its their fans"
May 19, 2017 5:58 PM # 
(Although Sloan was probably singing about a very popular Canadian band)
May 19, 2017 6:06 PM # 
Pink Socks:
Sir Mix-a-Lot had two hits

A fiddler crab has two claws.
May 19, 2017 6:13 PM # 
Yeah first ones that came to my mind were Modest Mouse, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Macklemore, Head & The Heart. Also Presidents of the USA. When I was six I was on a soccer team with the main guy from Fleet Foxes. He quit sports after that.
May 19, 2017 6:44 PM # 
Pink Socks:
Also Presidents of the USA

If you have kids or know anyone who has kids in Seattle, then you'll more likely know Chris Ballew as Caspar Babypants.
May 19, 2017 6:45 PM # 

And I crank Lump and Peaches anytime, have aged well.
May 19, 2017 6:56 PM # 
Pink Socks:
Since I have a Google Trends tab open, here are those two crab claws, which makes me wonder about the Baby Got Back resurgence in Sept 2014.

I love Peaches. At one of the band/orchestra/choir concerts in high school, the barbershop quartet sang an acapella version of Peaches, and it was amazing.
May 19, 2017 7:02 PM # 
No Alice in Chains fans here it looks like, which is fine by me, was never into them.
May 19, 2017 7:21 PM # 
Pink Socks:
I grew up listening to 50's and 60's-era oldies because that's what my parents listened to. And then in late grade school (1990-93), I guess Top 40 stuff because that's what we listened to at things like skate parties.

When I got into middle school, that's when grunge was king, and I didn't really like it. Or country. Or hip-hop or rap. So I actually went through a classical phase at this time.

It wasn't until the Wallflowers "One Headlight" grabbed my attention in early 1997 that steered me into post-grunge alternative rock, which then got me into indie-rock in college, then KEXP which opened my ears to so much more. I started listening to KEXP online in Kansas in 2004. The decision to move to Seattle was made slightly easier knowing that I could listen to a great radio station in my car!

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