Forthcoming grunge compilation Sleepless In Seattle: The Birth Of Grunge has sidestepped two of the genre's most prominent exponents, Pearl Jam and Nirvana.
The record is due for a release on February 7th, through Livewire Recordings (us neither). It features 20 tracks from the likes of Mudhoney (pictured), Screaming Trees and Babes In Toyland. Colin Cobb, executive producer behind the project, summed up those omissions thus:
“These bands (those on the record) are the unsung heroes. Although they didn't become multi-platinum megastars, they went on to influence and form some of the biggest, chart topping groups in music history. As we approach the 20th anniversary of the birth of grunge music, we are thrilled to bring this significant historical compilation, which includes many bands whose music has not been made available for years, to fans everywhere. This project was a labour of love."