My knowledge of alternative music does not run deep, so I'm hoping for some feedback on this question from those of you with greater knowledge of the obscure. I unearthed our CD of Sinead O'Connor's debut, The Lion and the Cobra. This was a stunning album when it came out. I've always liked the track "Just Call Me Joe," and when listening to it recently it occurred to me that it was positively dripping in a strong grunge vibe. But it came out in '87.
Anyone with this CD, please play that track (not just the 30-second clip, which doesn't help much for this discussion) and tell me if you know of anything so "grungey" coming out that early or even earlier. By the way, Kevin Mooney does the guitar on that track.
Also, just for the sake of acknowledgment, this is on the mellow end of grunge.
Late edit: 1) More interested in post-1980, but throw in whatever you've got. 2) Any commentary specifically about "Just Call Me Joe" would be appreciated, just out of curiosity.
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