Cameron Crowe on the 'Singles' Soundtrack, His Ultimate Seattle Mixtape
Original story at Rolling Stone• 13 mentions • 5 months ago
Rolling Stone 5 months ago
This interview was conducted last week, before news of Chris Cornell's death on May 17th. In 1986, Cameron Crowe, in love with a Pacific Northwest girl, and frustrated with the craven scene in L.A. ("hair bands ... guys who lived off their girlfriends") moved to Seattle to make a fresh start. That girl was Nancy Wilson of hard-rocking sister act Heart, so Crowe was soon immersed in the city's scrappy music scene, frequenting the clubs and getting to know the young music geeks who, often laboring in coffee shops, "worked a nine to five and then played music all night." ...