Documentary covering the growth and subsequent overexposure of the Seattle "grunge" music scene in the early 90s

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Credited cast:
7 Year Bitch ...
Themselves
Valerie M. Agnew ...
Herself - 7 Year Bitch (as Valerie Agnew)
Carrie Akre ...
Herself - Hammerbox
Jeff Ament ...
Himself - Pearl Jam
Dawn Anderson ...
Herself - Local Music Critic
Michael Anderson ...
Himself - Blood Circus
Paul Arkin ...
Band Practice Space Tour
Mark Arm ...
Himself - Mudhoney
James Atkins ...
Himself - Hammerbox
John Atkins ...
Himself - Seaweed
Jon Auer ...
Himself - The Posies
Love Battery ...
Themselves
Leighton Beezer ...
Himself - Stomach Pump / The Thrown Ups
Martin Bernier ...
Himself - Some Velvet Sidewalk
Nils Bernstein ...
Himself - Sub Pop Records
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The world of grunge. This documentary examines the Seattle scene as it became the focus of a merging of punk rock, heavy metal, and innovation. Building from the grass roots, self-promoted and self-recorded until break-out success of bands like Nirvana brought the record industry to the Pacific Northwest, a phenomenon was born. More than just an examination of the music, this is a look at how this artistic movement became a societal and fashion trend with a major effect on American culture. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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surviving the northwest rock explosion


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8 November 1996 (USA)  »

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Истерия!  »

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$106,599 (USA) (22 November 1996)

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$268,520 (USA) (20 December 1996)
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Art Chantry: So all these people come here, and then there's all this publicity, and... "Northern Exposure" and "Twin Peaks" and all this stuff, and everyone wants to come here and live the good yuppie lifestyle, but all this time there's all these people that are underneath that were here first and they're just starving and they're all crazy.
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Features 60 Minutes (1968) See more »

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Between the Eyes
Written by Love Battery
Performed by Love Battery
Courtesy Reacharound Music (BMI) and Sub Pop Records
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I loved it!
25 November 1999 | by (Pittsburgh PA) – See all my reviews

An incredible reminder of the intense, passionate, and powerful grunge movement from the late 80s through the mid 90s. A wonderful 1996 surprise for any rock lover, but especially those loyal to the genre itself. The honest and direct interviews, commentaries, and live performances provide inspiration to all open to hear what the fuss (or should I say fuzz?) was all about.


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