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I undertake this venture knowing that I don't have the spare time to do it, but feel that these artists NEED TO BE HEARD (please excuse my shouting!). Or is that I think I need to be heard? Or that there are (or have been) some great music blogs that have inspired me to wanna jump on the bandwagon? Probably all of the above??I hope you enjoy the blog. If I turn one person onto these bands that turned me on then it will all have been worth it!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Various Artists - Deep Six

Deep Six was the first compilation to capture the early Seattle scene. It's greatest claim to fame is that it represented Soundgardens first foray into the public consciousness. However, in my opinion the real gems here are the Green River tracks. Yep, we all know who Green River (and Malfunkshun) begat, but in my opinion Green River surpass all their descendants - and dare I say it, shoulda been huge! And unlike the Soundgarden tracks, the Green River tracks are unique to this release, and represent an important step in the band's evolution from the punk/metal of the Come on Down EP to the proto-grunge/groove of the Dry as a bone EP, a style later harnessed to amazing effect of the fantastic Rehab Doll album.

Various Artists - 1986 - Deep Six

1. Green River – 10,000 Things
2. Melvins – Scared
3. Melvins – Blessing the Operation
4. Malfunkshun – With Yo' Heart (Not Yo' Hands)
5. Skin Yard – Throb
6. Soundgarden – Heretic
7. Soundgarden – Tears to Forget
8. Malfunkshun – Stars-N-You
9. Melvins – Grinding Process
10. Melvins – She Waits
11. Skin Yard – The Birds
12. Soundgarden – All Your Lies
13. Green River – Your Own Best Friend
14. The U-Men – They



  1. Hey Ralph- I hope you don't mind but I'm gonna link this post in my Green River post tonight. And now that I'm here shame on me for not commenting on the awesomeness of you posting this. But I thought it was so awesome, I remembered you posting it!

  2. Check out a podcast review of the Deep Six Compilation with special guest Mark Yarm, author of "Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge" on the Dig Me Out Podcast at digmeoutpodcast.com, a weekly show dedicated to revisiting lost and forgotten rock of the 1990s.

  3. Thanks for the heads up, DigMeOut.