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Pearl Jam & Mudhoney Collaboration Green River Announce Unreleased Demos Album

Green River, the band featuring future Pearl Jam and Mudhoney members who helped kickstart the Seattle Grunge scene, will be releasing a new LP featuring 1984 demos. Steve Turner announced it during a PressureDrop.TV live stream, as transcribed by Alternative Nation.

“When Green River ended, I wanted [Mark] to play guitar, 1. because he’s a rad guitar player. The earliest Green River demos are finally coming out, where Mark actually plays guitar on a couple of tunes.”

Mark added, “Only one.”

Steve said, “Well it’s awesome anyway. And 2. I didn’t want him climbing all over the stacks.”

Green River featured Mark Arm (vocals), Steve Turner (guitar), Alex Vincent (drums), Jeff Ament (bass), Stone Gossard (bass), and Bruce Fairweather (guitar), with the band’s original run lasting from 1984 to 1988. Turner left the band in 1985 and was replaced by Bruce Fairweather.

Watch Pearl Jam, Mad Season, GNR & Mudhoney Members’ Stooges Tribute

Mike McCready (Pearl Jam/Mad Season), Barrett Martin (Mad Season/Screaming Trees), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver), and Mark Arm (Mudhoney) performed songs from the catalog of punk pioneer Iggy Pop and his genre-defining band the Stooges on the Pike Place Market rooftop in Seattle yesterday for the Raw Power: A Tribute To The Stooges concert. Ticket sales benefited the Pike Place Market Foundation’s Pike Up! Capital Campaign. The Raw Power tribute drew a massive crowd, you can watch the epic show and see the setlist below!

Little Doll
T.V. Eye
I Got A Right
I Need Somebody
Down on the Street
Search & Destroy

Last week, KEXP posted articles spotlighting the performers for Raw Power KEXP, Below are excerpts from their short interviews with Mike McCready (Pearl Jam/Mad Season), Mark Arm (Mudhoney), Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees/Mad Season), and Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver).

Mike McCready:

“I first discovered Iggy and the Stooges around 1982 when I was at a party in the U District that members of Shadow, Green River, and Overlord were all at.

I was aware of Iggy because of my love of the New York Dolls and Alice Cooper. That party was the first time I heard the first side of Raw Power. Its angry guitars and awesome vocals immediately caught my attention. The energy was undeniable as was the feeling of freedom in their sound.”

Mark Arm:

“I got into The Stooges shortly after I immersed myself in punk rock. I was trying to figure out where this exciting new music came from and all roads led back to The Stooges.”

Duff McKagan:

“In 1979, Kim Warnick of The Fastbacks turned me onto The Stooges. A few nights later, I had a dream I was Iggy, and I was playing a show in a church basement… rolling around in broken glass and totally immersed in the moment of noise and chaos. I still reference that dream before gigs to this day.

Barrett Martin:

“I discovered the Stooges when I was a kid in the ‘70s because my aunt (the rock & roll aunt everyone should have) was playing me records by The Who, The Rolling Stones, and Elton John, and The Stooges got mixed in there, too. I liked the rawness of The Stooges the best, although no one called it punk rock back then, it was too early for that term.”

Sub Pop Announce Record Store Day 2014 Releases

In anticipation of this April’s Record Store Day 2014, Sub Pop Records has announced its planned limited edition vinyl releases for the annual event. On the record label’s website, Sub Pop announced their releases, stating: “we went to work, trimmed the fat, and got our release list to the four most exciting, collectable, sonically pleasing, limited-edition Sub Pop Record Store Day Releases ever.”

On Record Store Day, Sub Pop will unveil releases from Mudhoney, Pissed Jeans, Chad VanGaalen, and The Notwist:

Mudhoney On Top:  KEXP Presents Mudhoney Live on Top of the Space Needle LP: In 2013 both Mudhoney and Sub Pop turned 25, and, in celebration of this milestone, the band performed on the actual roof of Seattle’s iconic and also very tall Space Needle. Due to space limitations up on top, and the obvious safety issues involved, only about 13 people were able to bear witness to this performance (and you can hear each of them, clapping individually between songs). Our friends at KEXP recorded and broadcast this monumentally historic event, and this limited-edition vinyl LP preserves it for eternity. Limited to 2,700 copies worldwide.

Pissed Jeans The Very Best of Sub Pop 2009-2013: Live at the BBC 12” EP: Here are four live-in-the-studio tracks that (finally!) give meaning and validation to Sub Pop’s existence. This historic platter is limited to 3,000 copies worldwide, and these versions of the tracks are exclusive to this release.

Chad VanGaalen “I Want You Back” 7” Single: This single features four new tracks from the Calgary artist’s vault of unheard music. Exactly none of these tracks appear on Chad’s forthcoming album, Shrink Dust (out 4/29 on Sub Pop!). The dare-we-say incredible cover art is by Chad himself. Limited to 2,300 copies worldwide.

The Notwist “Run Run Run” 12” Single: “Run Run Run” is from the band’s just-released album, Close to the Glass, and this single also includes three more, unreleased tracks: one new song, and two exclusive remixes of “Run Run Run.” Both sides of the record feature a special double groove, with each parallel groove containing a different song. Limited to 1,900 copies worldwide.

You can read more about Record Store Day at the event’s official website, or watch Mudhoney’s Space Needle performance below:

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Sub Pop’s 25th anniversary festival, ‘Silver Jubilee,’ will be held on July 13 in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. The lineup for the anniversary event was recently revealed via video featuring Sub Pop’s ‘silver statesmen:’ Mark Arm, Kim Thayil, Jack Endino, and Tad Doyle.

The lineup includes Mudhoney, J Mascis, Greg Dulli, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth (feat. TAD’s Tad Doyle and Gary Thorstensen), and Endino’s Earthworm. More artists are set to be announced. In the lineup announcement video, some unannounced band’s names are censored. The last of these censored names is delivered by Tad Doyle, who seems to be mouthing ‘Soundgarden.’ Kim Thayil’s appearance in the video is further evidence that Soundgarden will make an appearance at the event.

More information regarding Sub Pop’s ‘Silver Jubilee’ festival can be found here.




This is exactly why Seattle is the coolest city I’ve never been to.  Mudhoney graced the front page of the city’s premier news publication, The Seattle Times, in Thursday’s edition with an exposé honoring their 25 years together.

When asked for a comment on the band’s ‘silver annivesary,’ Mudhoney guitarist, Steve Turner expressed, “The 25 years means something, maybe, but you can use that kind of thinking to boggle your mind on any front,” he said. “I’ve been skateboarding for 35 years, and I’ve been alive for 48 years.”

Turner went on to say that if an anniversary brings more attention to Mudhoney’s new album, that isn’t a bad thing. The record takes its place as one of the their best in years, showing that age is just a number, and that the band still has plenty of fuel left after 9 full length albums spanning a quarter of a century.

“We can’t deny that rock music was created as a youth thing,” Turner admitted. “But people just keep doing it as they get older, like us. How do you age in something, and stay youngish, if that’s possible? It’s a weird, built-in problem.”

Vanishing Point is the band’s latest forth-coming release which hits record stores this Tuesday, April 2nd.  It will be succeeding the documentary of the band, I’m Now, which was released late last year. The documentary revisits the beginnings of Mudhoney and the birth of grunge, as well as Sub Pop records, which (not so coincidentally) celebrates it’s 25th anniversary next month. Now– back to the future, Mudhoney’s new release is still up and available for free streaming in it’s entirety right here. For the full story, click The Seattle Times link at the top of the page.

I also want to remind you that while you are at the record store picking up Vanishing Point on April 2nd to look for the Deluxe Reissue of Mad Season’s Above, which includes bonus tracks, and the remastered DVD of their legendary performance at the Moore Theater, April 29, 1995.