Randy Pepprock from the Missoula band Who Killed Society, which was active from 1980-1982, discusses getting into punk music as a teen. He describes the 1980s punk scene in Missoula, and he talks about the various bands and musicians who were active during that time including Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam and Steve Albini. Pepprock discusses moving to Seattle, starting the band Circle Seven, and the evolution of the Seattle’s music scene when grunge became popular in the 1990s. He talks about moving to California and playing in other bands, including one with Duff McKagan of Guns n’ Roses. Pepprock talks about moving back to Missoula, and his involvement in the music scene, such as attending concerts with his daughters to concerts. He also mentions some of the rock musicians he found influential such as Alice Cooper.
Subjects: Music; Music—History and criticism; Music—Montana—Missoula; Punk rock music; Punk rock music—Montana; New wave music; Rock music—Montana; Heavy metal (Music); Counterculture—United States; Posters; Art; Bars (drinking establishments); Concerts; Musical establishments; Battle of the Bands; Subculture; Do it yourself; Popular music -- United States -- History and criticism; Sound recordings; Compact discs; Circle Seven; Who Killed Society
Personal Names: Pepprock, Randy; Ament, Jeff; Albini, Steve; Cooper, Alice (1948- ); McKagan, Duff
Corporate Names: University of Montana—Missoula; The Top Hat
Geographical Names: Missoula (Mont.); Seattle (Wash.); Los Angeles (Calif.)
Twentieth century; Twenty-first century
Missoula Music History Oral History Project, OH 473
University of Montana. Mansfield Library. Archives and Special Collections
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 MP3 file (01:05:44): digital + 1 transcript (22 pp.: 28 cm.)
Pepprock, Randy, "Randy Pepprock Interview, October 17, 2019" (2019). Missoula Music History Oral History Project. 7.