Happy 25th anniversary, 'Singles! Crowe, however, wanted his audience to grow up with him, so for his follow-up movie, he turned his attention to twentysomethings. Having moved to Seattle in the late Eighties, he began writing a screenplay revolving around several interlocking storylines nestled in the culture he knew intimately: Released 25 years ago today, Singles captured a city and a group of artists on the brink of national stardom. Yes, the characters were fictional — but the bands in the film are real, often playing live mini-concerts on set. As told to Alexis Sottile.
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'Singles': Cameron Crowe's Grunge Movie is 25 (and Not as Good as You Remember)
It was a shock that initially made America feel like its very foundations were crumbling. What followed was grunge-mania. That year's album releases included a mind-bending number of alt-classics including: So that September, when Cameron Crowe released a romantic comedy set in Seattle with a decidedly grunge-y backdrop, it wasn't terribly surprising. Singles came with cameos from Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, and Tad Doyle, and a soundtrack that still sounds exceptional two and a half decades later.
The hottest album of summer was the soundtrack to a movie nobody had seen. Just as grunge was going mainstream, an original motion picture soundtrack to something called Singles appeared. It was the grungiest thing imaginable.