Mad Season

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: grunge alternative rock rock seattle alternative Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s
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Biography

Mad Season was formed as a brief offshoot of Pearl Jam when their lead guitarist, Mike McCready, was on holiday in Minneapolis. There he met John Baker Saunders (Minneapolis, USA, d. January 1999), the bass player with Lamont Cranston. The rest of Mad Season comprised Seattle luminaries Barrett Martin (drums; also Screaming Trees) and Layne Staley (b. 1967, vocals; Alice In Chains). They played their first gig with just three days notice as the Gacy Bunch (a halfway-house name between television serial The Brady Bunch and serial killer John Wayne Gacy) at Seattle’s Crocodile Cafe. There had still been no proper rehearsals when they played their second gig two weeks later. By the recording of the album they were called Mad Season, which McCready first heard in Surrey when Pearl Jam were mixing their first album. ‘It’s the time when the psychedelic mushrooms grow. And it’s a Hunter S. Thompson thing, and it certainly describes my years of alcohol,...

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