Check Out, ‘Malfunkshun- The Andrew Wood Story’ If You Can Find It
I'm always looking for interesting music bio flicks and I recently had to chance to watch one on an artist you may not know. It's called, "Malfunkshun- The Andrew Wood Story".
I first became aware of Andrew Wood when I picked up my first copy of the soundtrack to the film, "Singles". The band Mother Love Bone had a song featured on the soundtrack which featured, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Mudhoney and other sounds of the city of Seattle.
As I discovered more about the band I found out that Mother Love Bone also featured Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament from Pearl Jam. I eventually picked up the lone Mother Love Bone album, "Apple" and their E.P. "Shine". If you are a fan of Pearl Jam's "Ten" you can see where many of the sounds of that album came from.
They have since released a set called, "On Earth As It Is- The Complete Works" which is all their completed recordings, b-sides and live cuts.
Mother Love Bone were a perfect fit for their time which was the late 80's. Unfortunately Andrew Wood would pass away just as the band was taking off.
Andrew was also apart of a band with his brother called, Malfunkshun. They were a very early glam, grunge band who helped shape the sound of Seattle.
The documentary looks back at his life, his time in Malfunkshun and Mother Love Bone. It was an interesting story that unfortunately ended too early for the rising star.
If you like the early 90's sounds of Seattle this documentary is a great look back at a couple bands who played a part in the sound that launched the grunge era.