Grunge was good for one thing and one thing only: It put Seattle on the map, turning the world on to a spectacularly beautiful corner of the States long overdue for recognition. Although critics spewed orgasmic loads of giddy blue ink all over angsty, edgy bands such as Nirvana, Mudhoney, Alice in Chains and Soundgarden, they apparently neglected to listen to what these bands were trying to pass off as music -- which was cacophonous, diarrhetic butt rock in the wake of hair metal's timely demise.... More >>>