Once again, it was very cold and the concrete echoed.
Eventually, we moved our practices to the sales office. We dreamed of recording a single or album, but sadly never did.
As you can tell, I’m an avid movie fan hence why I always pushed for horror/sci-fi movies as band names hence Vampire Circus (Hammer Films) and Soylent Green.
Fred’s father owned a meat packing plant, Crown Meats, so we made that our practice space.
We came up with a band name, ATG (Against the Grain). Little did we know, we were literally one of the first and only punk bands from Tacoma.
We played a couple of house parties, my brother John’s Junior High School, then John met some other punks from across town — real punks with a real punk rock house.
Friday 11th November at Cakes & Ale (Castle Street, Carlisle) – something a bit different for an autumn evening, I’m going to be sitting down with Doug Baptie (who runs the Words & Guitars magazine/site) and talking about Nirvana. next summer; commencing work on other works; of course the interviews, reviews, brief articles I’ve contributed to Words & Guitars, The Vinyl Factory, Clash – so it’s nice for me to have had this time to sit and go back over my own words, to go back to the beginnings of the blog and look at what I was working on and the patterns I was seeing from all the data available about Nirvana and their activities.
Sounds like my kind of venue, frankly, the idea of sitting with a group of enthusiasts, with a decent beer, trying to pour out more of the material I’ve learnt these past years. I’m going to take an album of photographs with me focused on Aberdeen, WA – I think Cobain’s journey is amazing because of where it starts; I want to talk about the speed he’s working at and developing at during the late Eighties (a new album’s worth of material every year 1986-1990 showing off his mastery of different aspects of the U. underground); the coincidences/contacts that Nirvana benefited from and that helped them rise…Then, at some point, I guess we’ll talk about the path down.
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At first, we tried practicing out in a storage shed, but it had metal walls and was very noisy.
For a short while, we actually practiced in the meat locker, surrounded by sides of frozen beef (think Rocky).
George was really into skating by this time so we ended up renaming ourselves The Grind, partly to describe the music, partly as a skating reference.