“I know someday you’ll have a beautiful life, I know you’ll be a star in somebody else’s sky… but why, why can’t it be mine?”
I remember the first time I heard these profound and raspy lyrics uttered from Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder’s lips. This band was at the apex of the ultimate transition occurring in rock music—from glam rock to grunge shock.
Seattle, Washington, became the breeding ground for a style of music that many—especially 80s aficionados—would describe as “angry” and “rebellious.” It was influenced by a culmination of yesteryear punk rock and heavy metal icons with a twist of distorted guitars and lamenting lyrics.
I found myself reliving those golden moments when I came across The Grunge Bible Podcast. Co-hosts Chris Celona and Ethan Shalaway have great chemistry, inviting personalities, and comical banter.
I did find myself sometimes scrubbing to get to the meat of the content. Still, they always found a way to keep me engrossed with tales, personal anecdotes, and real, heartfelt dialogue with the rock stars who made this genre timeless. I wish the episodes weren’t so explicit, because I would love the younger music audiences to be able to audition some of this great content that revolutionized the rock industry… but hey, then it wouldn’t be grunge.
February 2022 Issue