MOTHER LOVE BONE
Thy number is
and so shall it be.
In Memory Of Andy Wood / Words In Communication
Tribute To Andy Wood
Rhapsody In Cheroots
The Dragon Demos
HOLD YOUR HEAD UP
This Is Shangrila (Live In The USA, Tracks From Other Live CDs)
Sister Ass (Live 1-3-90 Vogue Theatre, Seattle WA & 5-1-89 San Jose, CA)
1) This is Shangrila
2) Stardog Champion
3) Holy Roller
4) Bone China
5) Come Bite the Apple
7) Man of Golden Words
8) Captain Hi-Top
9) Man of Golden Words
10) Capricorn Sister
11) Gentle Grove
12) Danny Boy
13) Thru fade away
14) Chrown of Thorns
15) Mindshaker Meltdown
16) Half Ass Monkey Boy
17) Cloe Dancer / Chrown of Thorns
Mother Love Bone has become a legendary Seattle band, but its music is less
familiar than its story.
The heroin overdose that killed lead singer Andrew Wood came just before the
release of ''Apple,'' the band's major label debut, and this seminal
forerunner of the Seattle sound that has become such a major force sank
without a trace.
Now, however, with the success of Pearl Jam, which includes Mother Love Bone
alumni Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard, and the slow climb of the Wood tribute
album, ''Temple of the Dog,'' Mercury has made another attempt to find an
audience for the original. The label has combined the band's ''Shine'' EP and
''Apple'' on one release, plus some unreleased material, and it shows just
what a loss Wood's OD really was.
His vocals and lyric sensibility give Mother Love Bone a completely different
take than Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Soundgarden or Alice In Chains. In fact, the
songs are even more impressive now than when they were first released, for
today they fit into a category of music that barely existed when ''Apple''
Fans of the Seattle sound in general will be amply rewarded should they
purchase this record, and those who particularly like Pearl Jam and
Soundgarden should definitely investigate Mother Love Bone. The tragedy of
Wood's death is the only shadow that hangs over this album, for it is clear
Mother Love Bone was still a young band with a great future when these songs
But drugs stopped the music, as they have for so many others, and all that's
left are might-have-beens -- and this album.
LOVE ROCK AWAITS YOU PEOPLE - ANDREW WOOD.
Thanks to: Tazz, Simon Sherratt, Anthony Murphy.
Love Bone Earth Affair
P.O. Box 4570
Seattle, WA 98104
LINKS TO RELATED SITES
Mother Love Bone Discography List
Malfunkshun (the band before MLB)
Mother Love Bone (the Love Bone Earth Affair)
Mother Love Bone (Guitar Tabs)