Ongoing History Daily: The Deep Six compilation

If you’re a fan of grunge history, one album you should listen for is called Deep Six. This is a compilation from late 1985 released on an indie label called C/Z Records. Some people believe that this record kicked off the whole grunge phenomenon.

It features early material by Soundgarden, a band called Skin Yard (which featured Jack Endino, who later produced much of Nirvana’s early stuff), Green River (featuring future members of Pearl Jam and Mudhoney), and the Melvins, the group considered to be Nirvana’s most important influence.

If you want to hear where grunge came from, the CD has been reissued several times.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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