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Sixteen Stone (1994)

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Comedown (1994)
Glycerine (1994)

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Will Bush be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


7 comments so far (post your own)

Bush is the textbook example of what happens when a marginal musical style, something genuine and earnest, gets buffed down, diluted, and generally bastardized by record companies and marginal performers to make a fast buck on a trend. Bush was the most plastic and empty of the Pearl Jam copycats, a band that effectively spelled an end to grunge as it sucked dry the genre's sound and pumped it throw hollow, throwaway tunes sold not on their merit but how much cuter the lead singer was than all the other flannel-clad howlers.

Posted by Andrew on Wednesday, 03.7.07 @ 11:24am

For what it's worth, Sixteen Stone is the only album by any post-grunge band that I like even the slightest bit.

Posted by William on Wednesday, 03.7.07 @ 14:34pm

Bush rocks one of the best bands ever!!!!

Posted by ProphetRay on Monday, 07.30.07 @ 18:56pm

I know this band was popular in the 90s, but overall, I think their main reason of playing music was just to keep alternative rock going after grunge's fall. I don't think they have a good chance of making it in.

Also, finding a video for this band on youtube is very difficult..you know what I mean.

Posted by maplejet on Thursday, 12.13.07 @ 13:16pm

"their main reason of playing music was just to keep alternative rock going after grunge's fall"

The New Wave of New Wave (that's be 1st wave of Britpop to you) still had a few years after grunge's decline in mainstream popularity, depending on when you think grunge's popularity declined.

Posted by liam on Thursday, 12.13.07 @ 13:30pm

I'd say their main reason for playing was simply because they sounded like Pearl Jam, and hey, the people liked Pearl Jam.

At the same time, we were just getting into the thick of alt-country, stoner metal, post-rock, and a dozen other things, notably the mini-booms in baroque pop and twee pop. The mid-to-late '90s were a big juncture in musical history.

Posted by William on Thursday, 12.13.07 @ 13:39pm

Everything Zen... I don't thin so.

Posted by BulmaPunkRocker on Monday, 07.7.14 @ 00:11am

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