We head to Seattle for SubPop Records 30th Anniversary
August 11, 2018 — Seattle, Washington
A celebration 30 years in the making! We take you to SPF30 (Sub Pop Festival 30) Sub Pop Records 30th Anniversary party at West Seattle’s Alki Beach. The three day beach festival was headlined by legends of the “Seattle Sound” or “Grunge Movement”, Mudhoney. The band took to the main stage just before sunset, as music fans of all ages filled the surrounding streets and beach area.
Quick Sub Pop Records History —
It’s the late 80’s in Seattle Washington, Bruce Pavitt is publishing a small Music Fanzine each month named Subterranean Pop, later shortened to Sub Pop.
The popularity of “Sub Pop” fanzine guided Bruce to release Sub Pop’s first LP. The first was a the compilation entitled “Sub Pop 100″ featuring Sonic Youth, Naked Raygun, Wipers, and Scratch Acid.
“Compilation 100″ was followed by the release Green River’s — Dry as a Bone EP — (Former Green River members would later form the bands Mudhoney and Pearl Jam.)
In 1987, Pavitt took on a partner in Jonathan Poneman, Poneman provided $20K for Sub Pop to release Soundgarden’s dubut single “Hunted Down”/”Nothing to Say”, followed by the band’s first EP Screaming Life.
In November 1988 Sub Pop released “Love Buzz”, the debut single by an Aberdeen, Washington band named Nirvana.
Within a couple of years Sub Pop had released recordings by Green River (Who’s members would go on to form Pearl Jam and Mudhoney), Soundgarden & Nirvana. The Seattle Sound was born!!!
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