Best of the Northwest

The book "Screaming Life" by photographer Charles Peterson, '87, documents the Seattle music scene of the late '80s and early '90s.

Here's my personal line-up of a fantasy UW band made up of alumni and former students--Charles R. Cross

Singing at the microphone:
Mark Arm, Mudhoney

Background vocals:
Dick Foley, The Brothers Four
Anisa Romero, Sky Cries Mary
Ken Stringfellow, The Posies

On guitar:
Larry Coryell
Homer Spence
, The Telepaths
Kim Thayil, Soundgarden

On sax:
Jimmy Ogilvy, The Dynamics

On drums:
Barrett Martin, Screaming Trees

On bass:
Kurt Danielson, TAD

Taking photos:
Charles Peterson

Taking notes:
Peter Blecha, Archivist, The Experience Music Project

Taking the money at the door:
Jonathan Poneman, Sub Pop

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