Episode #08 “What’s Our Motivation Here?” / Album: “Unplugged” by Alice in Chains

In this episode Zach and Dave discuss the album “Unplugged” by Alice in Chains which was first broadcast by MTV on May 28, 1996. A live album of the performance was released in July 1996.

We love Alice in Chains (as you know by now) and feel this recording looms large alongside the three LPs and two EPs of the classic iteration of the group.

You can watch the full performance here on youtube.

Dave talks about Greg Prato‘s book “Grunge is Dead” which is another great book on the scene.

My Seattle Mixtape is taking a little break for a few weeks. We’ll reconvene later in the Autumn with new episodes, new special guests and more quintessential Seattle rock music.

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Zach and Dave recommend you support your local record-store rather than buying from some huge corporation or online retailer.

My Seattle Mixtape is edited by Adrian Shephard.

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Episode #07 “Saxaphone Prejudice” / Album: “Badmotorfinger” by Soundgarden

In this episode Zach and Dave discuss the album “Badmotorfinger” by Soundgarden which was released in 1991 and was the first to feature Ben Shepherd on bass.

We had already recorded an episode about this album but hadn’t released it prior to the death of Soundgarden singer and founding member Chris Cornell, so we decided to re-record and re-address this amazing album.

Please let us know your thoughts on the podcast via twitter or facebook or instagram or email. Do we get it wrong? Are we talking bullshit? Tell us!

Zach and Dave recommend you support your local record-store rather than buying from some huge corporation or online retailer. but if you have to buy this record online Sub Pop has several options on their Soundgarden’s own store.

My Seattle Mixtape is edited by Adrian Shephard.

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Episode #06 “Yarm Wrestle” – Album: Soundtrack from the film “Singles”

In this episode Zach and Dave discuss the soundtrack from the movie “Singles”. Which came out in 1992 and featured most of the iconic grunge bands from Screaming Trees to Alice in Chains.

We are joined on this episode by our first ever special guest – Mark Yarm author of “Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge.” You’ve probably already noticed us talking about Mark’s book and if you’re in Europe or the UK you can pick up the new paperback edition this month! We were extremely grateful to Mark for joining us over skype to discuss this awesome soundtrack.

Please let us know your thoughts on the podcast via twitter or facebook or instagram or email. Do we get it wrong? Are we talking bullshit? Tell us!

Zach and Dave recommend you support your local record-store rather than buying from some huge corporation or online retailer. but if you have to buy this record online Sub Pop has several options on their mega-mart.

My Seattle Mixtape is edited by Adrian Shephard.

 

Episode #05 “Arm Wrestle” / Album: “Superfuzz Bigmuff” by Mudhoney

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In this episode Zach and Dave discuss the Mudhoney album “Superfuzz Bigmuff”. This is an essential, seminal work from the early days of the scene and yet Dave had never listened to it until recently! We have trouble agreeing on the which tune goes on the tape.

Please let us know your thoughts on the podcast via twitter or facebook or instagram or email. Do we get it wrong? Are we talking bullshit? Tell us!

Zach and Dave recommend you support your local record-store rather than buying from some huge corporation or online retailer. but if you have to buy this record online Sub Pop has several options on their mega-mart.

My Seattle Mixtape is edited by Adrian Shephard.

Episode #04 “Doll Steaks” / Album “In Utero” by Nirvana

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In this episode Zach and Dave discuss the Nirvana album “In Utero”. We gush a little, then Dave gets critical. We get mired in whether or not “Rape Me” has a political message.
Needless to say, we love this album.
  • For some further insight into producer Steve Albini’s production methods have a look at this episode of “Sonic Highways“.
  • Use the calculator on Steve Albini’s website to find out how much it would cost for you to record your album at his place. It’s given us some food for thought.
  • A wonderful article on The Guardian about the use of cello in popular music.
  • The 33 1/3 books including Gillian G. Gaar’s one on “In Utero”.

Please let us know your thoughts on the podcast via twitter or facebook or instagram or email.

Zach and Dave recommend you support your local record-store rather than buying from some huge corporation or online retailer.

My Seattle Mixtape is edited by Adrian Shephard.

Episode #03  “Vital Analogy” / Album: “Vitalogy” by Pearl Jam

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In this episode Zach and Dave discuss the Pearl Jam album “Vitalogy”. There’s some conflict as they had quite different experiences with this album when it come out first in 1994.
As promised this episode is not about Layne Staley.

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Zach and Dave recommend you support your local record-store rather than buying from some huge corporation or online retailer.

My Seattle Mixtape is edited by Adrian Shephard.

Episode #02 “Some Err” / Album: “Above” by Mad Season

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We had originally recorded a second episode that discussed the Soundgarden album “Badmotorfinger”. In light of the tragic death of Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell we have decided to re-record that episode at a later date. As a result you might notice some discrepancies in us talking about past episodes etc.

In this episode we discuss the Seattle super-group Mad Season and their one and only album “Above”.

This is of course another album with Layne Staley on vocals – we promise other vocalists will be introduced in Episode #03.

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Zach and Dave recommend you support your local record-store rather than buying from some huge corporation or online retailer.

My Seattle Mixtape is edited by Adrian Shephard.

Episode #01 “Jerry’s On His Way” / Album: “Facelift” by Alice in Chains

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In our inaugural episode of My Seattle Mixtape we get some first-episode jitters out of the way, initiate some new verbal ticks for ourselves and discuss Alice in Chains’ debut album Facelift.

Zach and Dave discuss first hearing this album as teens (or tweens in Zach’s case), some mysterious parodies of the band as performed by Metallica on their 1994 Summer Tour, and ultimately what song from this awesome album will be the first one on the mixtape.

There’s a little bit more tangential rambling on this first episode but we hope you’ll stick with us and see how much we improve by Episode #2!

Zach and Dave recommend you support your local record-store rather than buying from some huge corporation or online retailer.

My Seattle Mixtape is edited by Adrian Shephard.

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