Posted: Apr 14, 2008 4:19 pm
In 1986, Pavitt released the first Sub Pop LP, the compilation Sub Pop 100. In 1987, Sub Pop released the Dry as a Bone EP by Green River. Later that year, Kim Thayil of Soundgarden suggested that Pavitt team up with Jonathan Poneman. The pair then decided to release the debut EP by Soundgarden entitled Screaming Life, effectively turning Sub Pop into a full-fledged record label. Over the next few years, Sub Pop released many influential records from independent rock artists such as Nirvana, Mudhoney, Soundgarden, Sunny Day Real Estate, and Tad.