In Cameron Crowe’s documentary, Pearl Jam Twenty, you can see the guys waiting after a Cult show in Seattle to meet with Ian. We drove to the Sorento Hotel on the band’s bus, slowly through red lights as Ian held me on his lap with the wheelchair in the back. In the red room of the Sorento, I sat a circle of longhairs talking about all that was possible. I moved to Seattle a month later and began making art with these bands.
In the bathroom backstage, I took this photo of Chris Cornell, Andy Wood and Ian Asbury. I see Andy’s love for Chris, Ian’s love for them, and that electricity of what was becomming. Jim Marshall is the photographer in the green shirt, the first of several legenday photographers I would meet and be influenced by.