Pearl Jam, Nirvana and Stunning Knowledge Visualisations


That is the story of the Seattle music scene of the 90s, Throwback Thursday, and a few lovely knowledge visualisations.

Throwback Thursday

This all began on a Thursday.

Every week we’ve somebody nominated to put up their Throwback Thursday decide to our group Slack channel. It is a kind of ‘group issues’ that everybody appears to be like ahead to.

When it was my flip lately I posted “Temple Of The Canine – Starvation Strike.” It is considered one of my 90s favourites by Chris Cornell from Soundgarden and Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam earlier than they had been large of their respective bands.

after which I went down a rabbit gap …

  • Temple of the Canine was began by Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell as a tribute to his former roommate Andrew Wooden, the vocalist of Mom Love Bone, who died of a heroin overdose in 1990 simply earlier than the discharge of their first album.
  • Mom Love Bone featured two future Pearl Jam members, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament.
  • Chris approached them with the intention of releasing a few songs he wrote as they had been determining methods to proceed with out Andrew. Jeff and Stone had been making an attempt to recruit members to type a brand new band and ultimately discovered two of them, one being Eddie Vedder.
  • Chris insisted on making them a part of the challenge. So this was a supergroup earlier than any of those bands achieved any substantial mainstream success.
  • Pearl Jam would launch their first album one 12 months later and Soundgarden was simply beginning to get some consideration.
  • The video was directed by Paul Rachman who did the Alice in Chains video ‘Man within the Field’
  • I do not know why Eddie is singing from the bushes however he has stated he hates singing to digicam and you’ll see this in future movies and appearances the place he avoids the digicam.
  • Earlier than they each handed in 2017 Chris would carry out this music with Chester from Linkin Park

However … extra apparently …

Seattle Band Map

As an example the collaborations, band member swapping and neighborhood that exists within the Seattle Music scene there may be the Seattle Band Map.


This open supply challenge was began again in 2009 and illustrates the connections between bands within the Pacific North West going again within the 1960s. It was initially mapped by hand on a 4-metre sheet of paper with 3500 nodes representing a band.


Taking this concept one step additional is LivePlasma. This visualisation makes use of the Amazon API to attach related bands with the purpose of encouraging discoverability. Helpful in case your Spotify Uncover Weekly is not doing it for you proper now.


100 Years of Rock in Beneath a Minute

Taking the idea one step additional once more, the 100 Years of Rock in Beneath a Minute challenge visualises the connections between genres. I had no concept there have been so many sub-genres of ‘Metallic’.

100 Years of Rock in Under a Minute

Google Music Timeline

If Google Music is extra your factor you’ll be able to see the recognition of Albums and Artists on their platform with this visualisation inbuilt D3 and Closure.

Google Music Timeline

Historical past of Rock in 100 Songs

Silicon Valley Knowledge Sciences visualisation can be inbuilt D3 and Spine.js This challenge explores the connections between bands and the power of their songs.

History of Rock

Nice visualisations do not have to only be bar charts and enterprise knowledge. They are often artistic endeavors, instruments to inform tales and join the dots as they’ve right here between my favorite bands.

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