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Hello April 01, 2005 5:13 AM

Hi everyone, just found this group and it has brought back many memories for me. I was lucky enough to be part of the grunge scene here in Australia. I was also lucky enough to be the girlfriend and now wife of an Australian band who scored a lot of the overseas tours in the 90's, so I was able to see many of my idols. It's just great to read your posts and know that time of music still lies close to peoples hearts with fond memories.  [ send green star]
 April 01, 2005 5:40 AM

hey kylie! thanx for the star! and by cosmic conincidence, now i find you stirring up the grunge..... yeah i too saw the beginning of grunge with the groups mascot layne and alice in chains in the clubs of seattle etc. 89-92. if we could post pix here i would. hippie  [ send green star]
Sharing pics April 01, 2005 8:36 PM

That would be cool and I have seen it done here on Care 2 , but is that something to do with the group settings? I am not sure if it would work but I could give it a try. I have some great photos from the Big Day Outs which is a travelling festival throughout Australia, and many other shows. Lots of backstage photo's as well, with some interesting aspects,lol. Probably not allowed for public viewing for fear of incriminating others, and myself, but I could post email. My husbands band toured to the States and played in Seattle, this was in, I think 92. I will ask him what the venue was, I remember they played CBGB's, then went to Boston, Seattle and then LA. As they are no longer around and the band split and reformed with other people they no longer have a permnant website but there is one out there with some photos and info. They were called Tumbleweed. Anyway I will ask on another site about pics and see what we can come up with. I would love to see some of your photos, even if it is via another method.  [ send green star]
Oh yeah? April 01, 2005 8:50 PM

Just had a profound thought,lol, and realised I can put them in the Care 2 photo album, so I will try to do some dusting off the albums and see what I can scan.  [ send green star]
 April 02, 2005 3:14 AM

Hello Fellowgrungeheads and welcome to the group, sorry for not answering sooner, Im just sooo lazy

About posting pictures, I dont think there is any way for you to post pictures here right away, you would either have to upload them to an album here at Care2 and then link to images there or upload the pictures to one of the many many online albums available for free. Please do that as it would be awesome to see some pictures from the time when music was good and not so sucky as most of it is today

And you Kylie, being australian and everything, if you got any pictures of wombats I would LOVE to see those

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hey April 02, 2005 7:07 AM

grungers. nice to see this place rawkin a lil bit. i was fairly young in the early 90's but was definitely stuck in the grunge scene. still am.

well nice to meet u guys.

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 April 02, 2005 11:15 PM

okay all y'all, looks like the settings for the group have been changed to allow foto posting on these here threads, thanx christoffer!!!

queen of the rodeo....
layne staley july 1989
i took this pic backstage
at the spokane raceway park
in spokane, washington
after alice in chains opened
for tesla and great white.

i'll work on getting a few more pix ready to show.
in the meantime...... my other favorite grunge rock frontman....
man of golden words...

the holy roller himself... andrew wood
malfunkshun and motherlovebone were a little different from the other
bands that emerged from the seattle scene. landrew the love child called
his stuff loverock... the man knew love, he was love, he burned so bright!
i lifted this pic from an andrew wood tribute page....

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Sorry about the delay April 09, 2005 2:29 AM

Just debating with my husband about the photo gallery. What is the likely hood of images from the album being reproduced, used or sold without permission. I have heard that now on Care 2 that the photos can be used and printed by anyone. It's just that some of the photo's from the Australian tours of  Nirvana, Mudhoney, Dinosaur Jnr, Smashing Pumpkins, the Ramones etc, are let's say, perhaps worth selling to magazines, which I have not, but with the way things are on Care 2 I would not like to see the photos misused.

Well, I will just upload ones that are just snap shots to my album for now, this will be a long process as I will have to sift through the albums here.

I could always use a locked album for the others. ANyway I'll just start with a few.

By the way what are all the grungers of yesteryear listening to now?

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Lisa April 09, 2005 2:52 AM

Nice picture, I hope he feels peace now.  [ send green star]
I am locking the album April 09, 2005 3:11 AM

I've locked the album, only because it's just for you all here. And I don't want to have those photos on my profile, for certain reasons.

 SO the password is "Grungeheads".

Each week I will try to post a few more.

OK, this ones not grunge but I'm still a little sad at the loss.

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 April 09, 2005 3:13 AM

The likelyhood of your pictures being reproduced without your consent, I would say not very big, but still possible, as you know any picture you post online can be used by somebody else at really any time without asking you for permission.

But you can do some things to atleast make it much more difficult for people to sell them on to papers etc. and that is by watermarking them. So I suggest that you if you decide to post any personal pictures watermark them first.

Me, Im listening to the good old bands of course, as well as some of thei newer projects.

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 April 09, 2005 3:17 AM

hey kylie, i understand your concern about your photos.  it has been a controversy here at care2, but i think you would take that risk anywhere they were posted.  i've seen some sites place a faint logo or copyright kind of dealio over the a large central portion of the pic so it can't be cropped out, and it kinda makes it undesirable to use for anything else but fun....  i'd love to see pix of mudhoney, they're one of my favorites from the subpop vein.  i saw them in 1990 with thee headcoats, that's when i got turned on to billy childish.  of course the ramones are superb in my book, and i was lucky enuf to catch them at lollapalooza in 97 i think.  i was backstage with some radio friends to do a "meet and greet" with metallica and was much happier to get joey's autograph, as far as rock stars go, he's the real deal man!

my favorite newer group is cake.  their style reminds me of camper van beethoven and cracker.  goldfinger is good too, and a little more reminiscent of the grunge sound. 

speaking of classic grunge, did anyone ever hear my sister's machine?  one of the guitarists in that group was playing with jerry cantrell and i seem to remember one of the original forming members of alice in chains.  they had differences and split.  another interesting factoid about alice was that at the beginning they were total glam, big big hair and makeup.  layne actually told me he used to cross dress in high school.  a great memory is of alice playing a halloween show in 1989 at a sports bar in south seattle in total drag.

after my dance with grunge, which was somewhat limited to 89-92, i started really getting into rockabilly, psychobilly, and roots rock... what i like to call cowpunk!  bands like x, the beat farmers, the blasters, the cramps...  most of which predated the grunge scene..... 

i listen to a bit of everything

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Watermarks April 09, 2005 3:20 AM

Thats right , I have seen that done. I will check that out for some of those I am concerned about. The others I don't care.

By the way I am looking for my photos of my trip to Tasmania where I took many photos of wombats. I rarely see them where I live here on the coast, but my friends farm has many of them, even burrows not far away from her house. They are mainly active at night and I have heard them around the farm house snuffling and scratching. And most unfotunately the only ones I see are road injuries, poor babes.

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Thee Headcoats April 09, 2005 3:56 AM

One of my favourites and the Headcoatees. Mudhoney where just here, and the shows wern't that great, well not the same as they used to be. However, Steve Turner did a solo show, demoing some of his new stuff that he has done with Holly Golightly, I really like it,

 Last time I saw Mudhoney was there tour here with Sonic Youth and Tumbleweed. That was fun.

For me before grunge I was and still love 60's Garage. Thats where my heart is, and now there such a re-interest in that, thanks to The White Stripes and others.

For me it was all The Nuggets albums, and my husbands vast record collection that turned me on to all that.

And now the scene is rearing it's ugly head here once more and the old crowd have resurfaced and some new talent, very nice to see!

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cool April 09, 2005 4:16 AM

now that you mention white stripes they aren't bad...
but to tell the truth when i first heard them on the radio and didn't know who they were, i thought, wow the pixies have some new stuff out.  that dude for some reason just sounded like black francis/frank black to me.

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Sorry about the small photo April 09, 2005 4:22 AM

Ok, Let's try it again

Joey and Johnny during a photo shoot backstage, Sydney

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 April 09, 2005 8:09 AM

i dig the white stripes.

what about L7? you guys into them at all?


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 April 20, 2005 5:07 AM

L7 does rock...
i saw them in san francisco years ago!
they do a great cover of cherry bombz with joan jett

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