Luca from PearlJamOnline.it speaks to Todd Fleischman & Greg Gilmore about The Living and their album 1982, Loosegroove Records & Stone Gossard, the Seattle punk rock scene of the early 80’s, 10 Minute Warning, Mother Love Bone and much more.
Before Duff McKagan joined Guns N’ Roses and Greg Gilmore became part of Mother Love Bone, they were The Living, a punk rock band formed by Duff, Greg, John Conte playing guitars and Todd Fleischmann playing the bass. The band recorded an album during the summer of 1982, the tracklist was made of seven songs, all written by Duff McKagan, but it never got published. After almost 40 years, the album, titled 1982, is finally available today via Loosegroove Records, Stone Gossard & Regan Hagar record company.
“The fact that Duff McKagan, Greg Gilmore, Todd Fleischman, and John Conte created these fully realised songs in 1982 gives credence to the idea that this band – The Living – are ground zero for the Seattle sound.” – Stone Gossard