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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 11:16 AM
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Poll question: Greatest of the Seattle "Grunge Bands"
And I know some of you will scoff at who've I've deemed from the Seattle scene (True, Pearl Jam didn't really exist in Seattle, but was mainly a way to continue in contract after the death of Mother Love Bone)

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 11:19 AM
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1. Pearl Jam!
Gotta give'em credit for being the last band standing. And their latest album is still quality, after all these years
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 11:22 AM
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2. As much as I love PJ
Edited on Fri Mar-02-07 11:23 AM by Taverner
And yes, gotta give them kudos for being the last band standing...

But would you say the Stones are better than the Beatles because they still exist?

I go with Alice in Chains for the sheer genius that was their last true studio album, "Alice in Chains".

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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 11:28 AM
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5. Well, this was a really tough choice for me between PJ and AiC...
Edited on Fri Mar-02-07 11:29 AM by SteppingRazor
I really like Nirvana and Mudhoney too, but those first two are freakin' awesome. The difference for me is album/song based. I look at AiC and I see a band that produced brilliant albums. I look at PJ and there are certain songs that I could hear a million times and have and I never get tired of them. "Corduroy," for example, or "Yellow Ledbetter" or "Elderly woman" or "Even flow" or "Better man." Not a single one of those songs is on the same album, iirc, but to me the singles are more memorable than the LPs. Not so with AiC, where every album strikes me as a more listen-all-the-way-through experience.
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ileus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 11:29 AM
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7. AiC the only group I've bought all the albums of.
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 11:31 AM
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8. Exactly. You need the AiC albums. With Pearl Jam, you really just need an iPod...
albeit an iPod with lots of room :)
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 12:10 PM
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22. Pearl Jam's version of "Hawaii '78" is taking the islands by storm
The song, originally by Bruddah IZ, features basically our state motto set to music: "Ua mau / ke ea o ka 'aina / i ka pono / o Hawai'i"; the last two words are not in the motto, which means "The life of the land is perpetuated in (righteousness/harmony/balance)". It just blows us away that a mainland band would record something so specific to us, so well!
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 12:13 PM
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23. Makes sense given the band's second passion...
they're all maniacs about surfing, supposedly
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 01:34 PM
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33. BINGO - they should get points just for
their longevity.

PJ RULEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111!!!!!!!!!!1
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 03:55 PM
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37. I agree
Still around, still relevant, still making great music. Great then and great now.
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itsmesgd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 11:23 AM
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3. Screaming Trees is a close second
I saw them upstage the Spin Doctors with Soul Asylum back in 92 or 93. Great show and the Spin Doctors still suck
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 11:27 AM
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4. The Spin Doctors had one song
They just changed the lyrics every so often :)
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 11:28 AM
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6. You nearly lost me there
:bounce:

One of the first songs I downloaded into my iPod

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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 11:31 AM
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9. 1. Alice in Chains 2.Screaming Trees
3.Nirvana 4.Soundgarden 5.Pearl Jam
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 11:32 AM
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10. PJ is No. 5?!
Buddhamama, I don't even know you anymore! :P
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 11:36 AM
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12. *sniff sniff*
:cry: I like Pearl Jam but their newer material doesn't have the same feel to it, or lasting quality that their earlier songs had.
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itsmesgd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 11:49 AM
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16. what about Bushleaguer and Inside Job?
I love the last record. It has a very somber tone, but shows maturity
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 11:32 AM
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11. Dickless was the greatest. Tad was a close second.


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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 11:40 AM
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13. Ahhh a true Sub-Pop fanboy
I remember playing some Dickless on KBVR-FM in the heady days before Seattlemania
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 11:45 AM
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15. It was Dickless, Hole, Babes in Toyland, L7 all the time for about a year.
Loved Hole's first two singles. After that, they sucked.

Speaking of L7, it's almost time for Donita Sparks' weekly post over at firedoglake.
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itsmesgd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 12:14 PM
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24. L7's "Pretend We're Dead" is my mantra
come on everybody and "Smell the Magic"
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-03-07 12:28 AM
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57. From that album I think "Mr. Integrity"
spoke the loudest to me of all.
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-03-07 12:30 AM
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58. I loved just about all of "Live through this"
I missed "Pretty on the Inside", though. Add PJ Harvey's Rid of Me and Lunachick's Binge and Purge to your list and you have my playlist for about 2 years. (plus some tribe 8, 7 year Bitch, Diamanda Galas when I could stand it, and various and sundry riot grrrl bands thrown in).
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 11:55 AM
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18. I have that single and play it often!
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 12:17 PM
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27. It's a good'n, all right. We should jointly host a record hop some day.
Also enjoyed the follow-up band, the Teen Angels.

This is as good a place as any, I suppose, to declare my loathing for Pearl Jam. Jesus, all that fucking flat bleating.
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 12:19 PM
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29. Indeed we should.
Edited on Fri Mar-02-07 12:20 PM by flamingyouth
I'm not a fan of Pearl Whiz(tm) at all myself, but they mean well, I suppose.
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 11:43 AM
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14. Alice in Chains, dude
:loveya:

I love all of them, but Alice in Chains is the one that's really stuck with me all these years. :D
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WhollyHeretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 11:54 AM
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17. Mudhoney
I haven't heard them in years.
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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 11:57 AM
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19. *sigh* I miss grunge.
Quite possibly the last real "innovation" in music.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 12:02 PM
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20. Tad....I'd pick the Cows but they're from Minneapolis,not Seattle
Best on the poll is Mudhoney.
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 12:06 PM
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21. *gasp*
you know i love AiC... *sigh* so much for the simpatico thingy. :P
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 12:15 PM
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25. Well dont blame me cuz you have no taste!
:P
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 12:17 PM
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28. tune in your bubble thoughts transmitter
to pick up the message being sent to you.

all righty, Junior. :D
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 12:21 PM
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30. My transmitter shorted out years ago
And who you callin' Junior,Spanky?

:hi:
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 03:31 PM
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34. But didn't they come to Seattle, like Smashing Pumpkins?
A band I forgot...bad me!
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jayfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 03:54 PM
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36. The Cows Were Insane.
Great live band. I saw them several times and had the opportunity to party with them after a show. Fun stuff.

Jay
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 11:30 PM
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53. Same here...many a good time with them.
I remember introducing myself to Kevin Rutmanis and telling him my name was Steve.He answered,"Hey,that's my mom's name." I thought he was joking but I found out a year or so later that his mom is named Stevia.

That was the same night the singer snagged my New Jersey Devils hat and my friend and I drank the band's beer :)

They were always a blast live.Both Cunning Stunts and Sexy Pee Story are classics for me.
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 12:16 PM
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26. Soundgarden, by far. Then PJ, then AIC.
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 04:06 PM
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38. I hedged on that myself
Soundgarden are in a category of their own because of Cornell's vocal talent and because of their musicianship.
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 04:07 PM
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39. I agree. It's very difficult to compare them to the rest on this list.
But Chris Cornell is freaking HOT, so that convinced me in the end. :D
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 05:15 PM
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47. i knew it.
i knew that was what convinced you. :D

He is freakin' HOT!

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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 12:31 PM
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31. Alice in Chains, the original band.

I'm not familiar with the new lead vocalist.
Layne Staley was one of the best vocalist in rock ever, IMHO.
(' Here Comes the Rooster' is a good example)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Layne_Staley

Next is Soundgarden. Chris Cornell rocks and I like Audioslave,
his current band.
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 12:53 PM
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32. Soundgarden
I loves me some Chris Cornell. Then I'd say Pearl Jam, Mudhoney and Nirvana, I know this is blasphemous but I never really liked Alice in Chains...I'm gonna go and hide behind some flannel now :yoiks:
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jayfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 03:52 PM
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35. Temple Of The Dog.
The 1st grunge super group. Too bad the only thing anyone remembers from them is "Hunger Strike". It's my least favorite song on that album. After that it's a toss-up between SG and AIC. Honorable mention goes to Mad Season. Another grunge super group.

Jay
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 04:09 PM
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40. Foo Fighters.
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mtnester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 04:53 PM
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42. You know what the best thing was to ever come out of Nirvana don't you?
Edited on Fri Mar-02-07 04:54 PM by mtnester
:evilgrin:
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 04:59 PM
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43. Yes indeedy.
:hi:
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 04:36 PM
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41. The Gits
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 05:12 PM
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44. Viva Zapata!
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 05:14 PM
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46. Which reminds me,
Seven Year Bitch had a few good moments:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW2_Ok5z04I
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 11:31 PM
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54. Another good choice!
:thumbsup:
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Lady Effingbroke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 05:12 PM
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45. Soundgarden.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 05:35 PM
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48. Citizen Dick
;)
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 05:40 PM
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49. Touch me, I'm Dick
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 05:48 PM
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50. Like, we're huge in Europe. We've got records...uh, a big record just broke in Belgium.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 07:02 PM
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51. I see that the band who should be rightfully winning IS winning.
Although I love Soundgarden also.
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gbate Donating Member (900 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 08:27 PM
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52. Stone Temple Pilots, anyone?
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-03-07 12:26 AM
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56. yep
the do deserve a mention if Alice in Chains does :thumbsup:
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 11:34 PM
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55. Alice In Chains
Shouldn't even be a discussion.
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cemaphonic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-03-07 01:04 AM
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59. Sky Cries Mary
Not grunge, but a really great '90s Seattle rock band.
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