Remember how the Melvins started their Guinness World Record-attempting tour in Anchorage? The one where they’re playing 51 shows in 51 days, one in each state plus the District of Columbia? Well, the band’s blogging about the tour on Spin.com.
Frontman Buzz Osbourne called the Anchorage show “a blast” and wrote about the wind storm that greeted the band when they arrived in town the night before the concert, the same wind storm that left much of the city without power.
The next morning I went to take a shower and found that the hot water didn't work and when I tried to call the front desk the phone was dead, so I shoveled on my clothes and stomped down to the lobby to see if maybe I could get a different room. At the desk they told me they did indeed have other rooms available that did include hot water but those rooms didn't have any power as a result of the storm but she said she could work all of that out no problem. At that point she handed me a new room key along with a flashlight….
He cracked some jokes about the bus used to pick up the band that came "complete with a bar, flashing lights and a stripper pole." But Osbourne also wrote about bumping into Jonathan Poneman and Bruce Pavit of the influential Sub Pop label. “They told us they were on their way to Anchorage to sign a band that sounded like the Stooges,” according to King Buzzo.
So, which band in Anchorage sounds like the Stooges?