Do you know what “Muzak” is? They’re the Seattle company famous for providing elevators and shopping malls with that sickly sweet instrumental music. What many people don’t know is that one of the world’s coolest record labels was born in the Muzak warehouse.
Bruce Pavitt was the “tape returns coordinator” for Muzak. But during his coffee breaks, he worked on putting together a company that would issue material by local artists. One of the cassettes Bruce listened to when he should have been working was this outfit from Aberdeen, Washington named Nirvana and they ended up becoming one of the groups signed to his new label–which he called Sub Pop.
It’s weird how strange things can be connected, huh?
Yesterday’s post explained how Johnny Lydon was rotten.