I moved to Anchorage, Alaska, in 1990 and had a great introduction to “the big town” from the “real” university town of Fairbanks where I was
residing as a Raman noodle eating student studying computer science.
I found my spot where a bunch of college kids would hangout and get drunk and dance to music the DJ would play. We would get high and dance our ass
off to bands like Joy Division and New Order, then the Cure, the Cult, and always in the background, the Clash.
I always dug the punk rock sounds.
So imagine my surprise when I went to to a show for a band I had never heard of when I first got down to Anchorage after college.
I saw the rehabbed version of Sweet Water in the 10th row. And Jesus! My world changed!!
The singer was like Freddy Mercury. The band was better than April Wine. And they played a style that would become to be known as grunge.
I was hooked. When AiC, Nirvana, Soundgarden (and heck, even Pearl Jam), hit the scene, I knew Seattle had struck again to make its mark.
I have called them the “Granddads of Grunge” like the media have done but they are so much more to me.
Seeing them changed me. My world grew bigger. I fell in love.
As far as I know, dogstar23 is the only ATS member who knows who Sweet Water is, has listened to them before, and and will appreciate this thread.
Sweet Water has a new EP out called Firebird. And it is very old school Who/punk sounding.
Search and download. Good stuff!!
At least to the person that this thread is named after!!
Don’t take it personally because it was not meant that way. Mea culpa.
Just that with Blink you run across the 60’s band of the same name. And same with Sweet Water. I just wish we could stay on target with the 80s/90s
Btw, they are not “straight edge” but have been clean since the early 90’s. So much so that they kicked their guitar player out for something
like smoking pot. That is a pretty drastic thing to do and totally changed their sound.
Which is the whole point of hearing new stuff that sounds like old school punk is so cool!
Sorry for being a drunken jerk! (It does read that way... again, sorry. Just passionate about a band that most people don’t know about!!)
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