LISTEN: Above by Mad Season Turns 25

Revisit the Seattle supergroup’s very first performance

Impressions of Mad Season Above Vol. I (Art: Ron Hart)

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


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Ron Hart is the Editor-in-Chief of Rock and Roll Globe. Reach him on Twitter @MisterTribune.

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