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Bundle of Hiss


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(1980 – 1988)

Bundle of Hiss — along with groups like the U-Men and Skin Yard — created what was to become known as . The one thing that was different was the fact that Bundle of Hiss was crafting the roughly six years before it exploded with groups like Nirvana and Pearl Jam.
Singer Russ Bartlett and bassist Kurt Danielson formed Bundle of Hiss with guitarist Jeff Hopper in 1980. The group went through a string of drummers before they recruited 15-year-old Dan Peters in 1984. It was also around this time that Hopper left to pursue a college degree at Western Washington University. On the prowl for a new six-string player, Danielson stumbled upon Jamie Lane at a University of Washington poetry workshop. When their lineup was finally stabilized, the members stepped into a Seattle studio to record their first demo tape. With help from producer Gordon Halperin, the group recorded the tracks “Famine at Dawn” and “Metamorphosis/Afterimage.” The two tracks found their way onto a compilation titled “I Fucking Forget”.
A year later, Bundle of Hiss visited Ironwood Studios to record the song “Nitro” for a vinyl compilation called “Lowlife”, which was released by Ironwood. At the beginning of 1986, just two months after producer and Skin Yard guitarist Jack Endino opened his infamous Reciprocal Studios, Bundle of Hiss asked for his services to record several songs. These tracks contained the number “Push,” which then appeared on a compilation titled “Bands That Will Make Money” released by local radio station KCMU. By the end of 1986, however, Bartlett left the band to pursue a solo career; Lane took over lead vocal duties when the decision was made.


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  • Darkcross

    if they have anything else besides the sessions album, i need!!

    1 Nov 2011 Reply
  • faithlessss

    nice ;]

    8 May 2011 Reply
  • SleepwalkerHL

    hey, have a look on our band page you might like our music too!

    2 May 2011 Reply
  • outsideOF

    Great! Vocals from 70x and music from 90x.

    17 Aug 2010 Reply
  • bobo9390

    hopefully they reunite soon. They should do a co-headlining tour with Soundgarden. would be awesome.

    14 Jun 2010 Reply
  • AliceInChains15

    Josh, the artists listed are similarly underground grunge/punk Seattle bands. They are more similar then the bands you listed..

    3 Apr 2010 Reply
  • JoshdeJager

    great band, but what's up with the similar artists? Jack Endino is the only relevant one... where are (to name a few) Tad, Mudhoney, Green River, Melvins?

    4 Nov 2009 Reply
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  • KimSuzz

    when I get the "Sessions" disc I'm gonna push these statistics right up! (maybe as Kimpaz but who cares) :)

    22 Oct 2008 Reply

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