Revisit the Seattle supergroup’s very first performance
It was 25 years ago today that Above, the first and last album from Seattle’s Mad Season, was released in record stores.
And while the great Gillian G. Gaar will be doing a deeper dive into this incredible record–the quintessential encapsulation of everything that made rock ‘n’ roll in the Jet City so fucking revolutionary in the late 80s/early 90s–later this month. But I recently saw a post from drummer Barrett Martin earlier today saluting the Silver Anniversary of Above and wanted to share his sentiments with our readers:
Also, dig this live recording I found of Mad Season’s very first show together at The Crocodile Cafe in Seattle on October 12, 1994.
The blues was alive and well in the soul of the sound they called grunge. And Above is the gospel to that notion.
AUDIO: Mad Season Crocodile Cafe in Seattle, WA 10/12/94