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Seattle Musicians Talk About ‘Singles’ Movie On The 25th Anniversary Of Its Release

source: an archive article in Alternative Nation from May 16, 2017

Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains & Soundgarden Members Unite For Incredible Grunge Video

A new video has been released the commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Singles soundtrack, featuring Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Screaming Trees, and Heart members. You can watch the video following the transcribed comments.

“I just remember thinking, ‘Cameron’s magic,’” Alice In Chains drummer Sean Kinney recalls. “‘You’re gonna go to Seattle and make a movie about stuff that just a small sect of people know?’ At the time, there was no ‘the grunge.’”

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell said, “Because the film was conceived and shot before the international explosion of all of the bands, that ended up being kind of a key factor in what was referred to as the Seattle scene, and the Seattle movement, and then the Grunge movement. Because there was this one thing called the Singles movie, where if you saw it, you were exposed to it.”

Alice In Chains singer/guitarist Jerry Cantrell remembered, “It was a big deal man, it really was. For as small and humbly as we all started, to be that involved in a major film, and to have it be with a guy who you’re friendly with, and cares about music as much as he does. Things took off really quickly.”

“It bottles a moment in time,” Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin adds of the soundtrack.

Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready said, “It was an exciting time to be here, and that was just another part of it. Like oh, and then there’s a movie, it was surreal.”

Heart’s Nancy Wilson, “You know when it’s Eddie Vedder, you know when it’s Alice In Chains with their great dissonant harmonies, you know Soundgarden. It’s the Seattle sound (laughs).”

Watch the video below via Rolling Stone.

Watch Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains Members Look Back on ‘Singles’

Singles Release Anniversary

On 19th September 1992 the movie Singles by Cameron Crowe was released, featuring the musicians of Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden.

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From: https://www.facebook.com/frostflake09/photos/a.148053965288038.32791.147383282021773/698828666877229/?type=1

Mother Love Bone‬ was the inspiration for the movie “Singles” and its soundtrack. While the movie was released during the time “grunge” and “the Seattle sound” were hitting the mainstream, it had been slated to begin production in 1984, before being shelved by the production company.
CAMERON CROWE: “I loved Mother Love Bone, so when I was writing the movie that would end up being [1992’s] Singles, I wanted to interview Jeff and Stone to explore the whole coffee-culture, ‘two or three jobs, one of which is your band’ lifestyle. The terrible turn of events that took place was that Andy died. And everybody just instinctively showed up at Kelly [Curtis]’s house that night. For me it was the first real feeling of what it was like to have a hometown—everybody pulling together for some people they really loved. That was a pivotal moment, I think, for a lot of people there. It made me want to do Singles as a love letter to the community that I was really moved by. Few people know this, but Stone is actually in [Crowe’s 1989 film] “Say Anything.” He plays a cab driver, and Ione Skye looks at him and kind of flirts with him a little bit as they’re stuck in traffic on her way to graduation.”

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Mother Love Bone Graffiti

Famous and cult Mother Love Bone graffiti in Seattle, unfortunately not visible anymore*

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From https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10152344438897775&id=29678422774 (see the discussion below the pictures)

And a shot from Singles by Cameron Crowe

mother love bone graffiti singles

From https://aratrask.wordpress.com/tag/washington/, you’ll see more pictures from cult grunge places there.

* UPDATE FROM MAY 22nd!

See the new version of this graffitti made by Jeff Ament here