Cited as a huge influence by grunge legends Nirvana, these cult American punks remain a touchstone of alternative music
more than 30 years into their storied career. Combining the best of punk and metal in their iconic sound, their shows are
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First formed in 1983 by mainman Buzz Osborne, these well-regarded rockers took their name from a hated work colleague,
reasoning that it was a suitably ridiculous moniker for a band. Orginally conceived as a Jimi Hendrix cover band, they soon
developed their own take on the hardcore punk taking a grip of the rock scene of the time. After being spotted by C/Z Records,
they were included on the 1985 Deep Six compilation of leading Washington bands, putting out their own debut EP Six
Songs the following year and first album, Gluey Porch Treatment, in 1987.
Partly responsible for the formation of Nirvana - drummer Dale Crover played on an early demo with Kurt Cobain and Co.
- the quartet benefited from their friends' success by signing to major label Atlantic in 1993. From there, Billboard chart
success and global notoriety followed, although they would return to independent labels for some of their more out-there releases.
Still rocking crowds three decades on from their formation, they're a band every self-respecting music fans should go and
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