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this web page is not meant to be the bible of northwest music.
this is by no means a complete site. there are tons of bands not mentioned here, tons of events not explained, and most of all, you can't listen to the any of the bands here. this site is meant as a crossroads: a place to learn more about bands/members/labels/etc. that you like and a place to introduce you to bands that you've never heard of. this site will never really be able to give full justice to the music. this is by no means a complete site. there are tons of bands not mentioned here, tons of events not explained, and most of all, you can't listen to the any of the bands here. this site is meant as a crossroads: a place to learn more about bands/members/labels/etc. that you like and a place to introduce you to bands that you've never heard of. this site will never really be able to give full justice to the music.

we don't know everything. if we did, there wouldn't be so many holes in this web page. you'll notice more than a few incomplete entries in the members, bands, and discography list. this wasn't done on purpose, if there's some blanks, we don't know what goes there. this is where you guys can help out- by filling in the gaps, we can work toward a more complete triple cycle theory. also remember since we don't know everything, we won't be able to answer all your questions.

there is more to northwest music than just "grunge".
one of the wonderful things our "friends" from the media accomplished was the idea that "grunge" was the only kind of music in the northwest. they used "grunge" as a phrase to describe Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, Alice in Chains and the Sub Pop bands- anything else by another band were "not a typical Seattle band", "not grunge", or "an alternative to grunge". for the most part, bands like the Fastbacks, the Young Fresh Fellows, the Posies, Flop, Love Battery, Hammerbox, and Sky Cries Mary were ignored by the money-making machine. in fact, any music outside of seattle was pretty much ignored. (how many radio stations near you played Pond, Sprinkler, Crackerbash, Built to Spill, or Caustic Resin?) there is/was a great diversity of music in the pac-northwest and we'll be doing everybody a favor by not refering to bands as "grunge bands".


this web page is not about "grungewear" or about the media explotation of the scene.
what you won't find here is instructions how to dress "like you really don't care." nobody expected their flannels and their long johns would someday be the latest fashion. only outsiders ever paid 85 bucks for a flannel or 150 for some long johns and shorts. and, concerning the media... never mind.

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