I remember when I first heard of Sloan. They were snapped up by DGC, Nirvana’s label, and trumpeted as being the “next Nirvana.” Halifax was briefly thought to be Seattle east.
‘Course, that’s not how things worked out for Sloan. But they weren’t the only “next Nirvanas” out there. Here’s a list of other artists major labels were sure had the potential to deliver their own Neverminds. Some did all right. Others not so much.
The Boredoms? Really? Yep. At one time. Here’s a collage of material from their 1992 album, Pop Tatari. Hear any commercial potential here? No, I didn’t think so.