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Seattle, Washington, United States (1988 – 1990)

Mother Love Bone was a band which formed in Seattle, Washington, United States in 1988. The band consisted of Andrew Wood (vocals, keyboards), Bruce Fairweather (guitar), Stone Gossard (guitar), Jeff Ament (bass) and Greg Gilmore (drums). The band released only one full length album, “Apple” (1990). The band disbanded in 1990 after Wood died in a coma caused by a heroin overdose. Ament and Gossard later formed Temple of the Dog and Pearl Jam.

Mother Love Bone was established in 1988 by former Green River members Jeff Ament, Bruce Fairweather and Stone Gossard, former Malfunkshun frontman Andrew Wood and former Ten Minute Warning and Skin Yard drummer Greg Gilmore. Initially, the group was formed in 1987 out of the cover band Lords of the Wasteland which featured Wood, Gossard, Ament and Malfunkshun drummer Regan Hagar. By early 1988 the band had added Fairweather, replaced Hagar with drummer Greg Gilmore and changed its name to Mother Love Bone.

This new line-up quickly set about recording and playing area shows and by late 1988 had become one of Seattle’s more promising bands. Wood’s exuberant on-stage personality, outlandish clothes and dreamy lyrics helped bring attention to the band. In the 1996 grunge documentary, Hype!, Seattle engineer Jack Endino called Wood “the only stand-up comedian frontman in Seattle,” a reference to Wood’s playful style of interacting with Mother Love Bone fans.

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  • shanesdementia

    When I feel down and think about going back down that dark road with my girl, heroin, I listen to this song and Remember how i got myself clean and back on track. Sad that Andy couldn't find the peace I found in Life... RIP Brother, and Inspiration.

    31 Mar 9:39pm Reply
  • vital666remains

    Rest in peace Andy, such a great talent gone way to early

    20 Mar 9:19pm Reply
  • aRetardGirl

    R.I.P Andy.</3

    20 Mar 2:16am Reply
  • closterka

    dobrzy są

    4 Mar 11:49am Reply
  • EduSkynyrd

    come dance with me in my room.

    2 Mar 6:04pm Reply
  • jonnyj24

    "You gotta listen to me people, you gotta listen to me. Yeeeeah the Lord's comin' down people... yeeah he's gonna take you home, he's gonna eat you whole, people. Like a big grizzly bahr come outta the closet and eatchya whole. You see the Lord's gonna come and getchya people, and you gotta be-ware because the Mother Love Bone camp knows what to do 'bout it. You see... I've been around, I seen a lot of long-haired freaks in my day... but those boys in Mother Love Bone, I tell ya they know what's RIGHT for ya. Y'know they're like malt-o-meal for ya, they're goood for ya, they're like SOUP. They're like... NOTHING BAD, LET ME TELLYA THAT MUCH."

    20 Jan 1:32am Reply
  • Last__Exit

    happy birthday, man of the golden words...

    8 Jan 3:55am Reply
  • oswald01

    this is not our story it is a life can I get a hallelujah people

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
  • oswald01

    a crown of thorns will never be worn again by any one time to fight against the enemy carry on

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
  • oswald01

    only one way to make music

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
  • oswald01

    welcome back

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Patres87

    Vote for great new pics: http://www.last.fm/music/Mother+Love+Bone/+images/95589865 http://www.last.fm/music/Mother+Love+Bone/+images/95589853

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
  • mYmAvA

    oy mates, if u have time plz suggest some of this bands songs on my wall :D

    14 Dec 2013 Reply
  • ReachDown

    so glad The Andrew Wood Story came out. [2]

    25 Sep 2013 Reply
  • RevolutionECW

    Gentle Groove is MASTERPIECE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    16 Sep 2013 Reply
  • lost_reflection

    so glad The Andrew Wood Story came out.

    7 Jul 2013 Reply
  • fruezur

    holy roller ftw

    12 Jun 2013 Reply
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  • ikd-sj

    =HEARTSHINE= DUDE! (´・ω・`)

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
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    7 Apr 2013 Reply
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