AIC’s “Would?” was written by Jerry Cantrell and was the first single released from the Singles soundtrack.
Cantrell said this about the song:
I was thinking a lot about Andrew Wood at the time. We always had a great time when we did hang out, much like Chris Cornell and I do. There was never really a serious moment or conversation, it was all fun. Andy was a hilarious guy, full of life and it was really sad to lose him. But I always hate people who judge the decisions others make. So it was also directed towards people who pass judgements.
From Jeff Ament’s Army
On 19th September 1992 the movie Singles by Cameron Crowe was released, featuring the musicians of Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden.
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.”
This week is London Bridge Studio Week to honour Rick Parashar.
One of the albums missing here is definitely Temple of the Dog.
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