Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready will release his original score for the film The Glamour & The Squalor on September 22. He has dedicated it all grunge-era musicians from Seattle who are no longer here.

The Glamour & The Squalor movie tells the story of radio DJ Marco Collins, whose passionate support for indie bands on Seattle’s alt-rock station 107.7 The End helped bring Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Garbage, Weezer, and others to international renown throughout the early and mid 1990s.

The film’s score is out on Lakeshore Records, and, in addition to the songs composed and recorded by McCready, Lakeshore will also released a companion Various Artist soundtrack containing rare live-on-the-radio performances by No Doubt, Mudhoney, Sebadoh, Bush, Presidents of the USA, Super Deluxe, and others who visited the 107.7 studios at the height of the grunge era.

Mike McCready

For the 31-track soundtrack, McCready played not only his guitars such as his signature Gibson 1959 Les Paul Standard model, but also a Mellotron, autoharp, strings, and other instruments.

“The score for The Glamour & The Squalor is dedicated to [my wife] Ashley, who helps me with my musical vision, and who is my muse,” says McCready, “and to my kids who inspire me daily. Thanks to Marco for allowing me to help his story, and to the entire cast and crew of The Glamour & The Squalor film. This is also in remembrance of all the musicians from Seattle who aren’t here anymore, but their music remains.”

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