Chris interviews co-host John Ellis about "grunge" music and along the way they touch on Bob Jones University, BILO, Asheville, Highland Brewing Co., Gen X, Dr. Martens, Seattle, Green River, Sup Pop, Bruce Pavitt, Jonathan Poneman, Kris Novoselic, Dave Grohl, Kurt Cobain, Mudhoney, Dinasour Jr, Pearl Jam, hardcore, Black Flag, Henry Rollins, Minutemen, Sex Pistols, Ramones, metal, punk, New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Mother Love Bone, Andrew Wood, Chris Cornell, Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Mike McCready, Eddie Vedder, SST, Gregg Ginn, Guns N Roses, Pixies, Surfa Rosa, R.E.M., MTV, Husker Du, Zen Arcade, The Clash, London Calling, Minor Threat, The Replacements, Collective Soul, Live, "Black Hole Sun," Alice in Chains, Bush, hair metal, Poison, Metallica, Master of Puppets, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction, Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan, Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar, Michael Jackson, A Tribe Called Quest, The Low End Theory, Led Zeppelin, Run D.M.C., Weird Al Yankovic, Beat Happening, Weezer, Aaron Belz, Tony Woodlief, Quiet Riot, Calvin Johnson, Twee Punk, Beck, Riot Grrrl, Singles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Nevermind, In Utero, Superfuzzbigmuff, Mudhoney, Meat Puppets, Too High to Die, Charles Cross, Steve Albini, Big Black, Siamese Dream, Smashing Pumpkins, Bleach, Ten, Vitalogy, Bush, Sixteen Stone, Kenny Loggins, and Saturday Night Live.
"Grunge music was the soundtrack for my brokenness – my broken relationships, my broken dreams, and my broken identity." Excerpted from "A Fundamentalist's Love Letter to Grunge" by John Ellis. Read more of John Ellis' writing on music, culture, and post-Fundamentalism Christianity at his blog.
MUISC: “Dark Night” by The Blasters, “Say Hello 2 Heaven” by Temple of the Dog, “Something I Learned Today” by Hüsker Dü, “Bullet With Butterfly Wings” by Smashing Pumpkins, “Letterbox” by They Might be Giants, “Dyslexic Heart” by Paul Westerberg, "Backwater" by Meat Puppets and "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana (from SNL, 1992).