Mad Season was a rock band most known for deceased lead singer Layne Staley, of Alice In Chains. The band was considered a “supergroup” because of Staley and Pearl Jam‘s Mike McCready’s involvement. It also included Seattle grunge scene alum Barrett Martin of Screaming Trees, and John Baker Saunders of The Walkabouts.
The band garnered an underground type of following, especially after the death of Layne Staley in 2002. Mad Season is best described as grunge-influenced blues and garage/alternative rock. the band only released one album, their Self-Titled Mad Season. They originally named themselves The Gacy Bunch, combining the names of serial killer John Wayne Gacy and the T.V. show The Brady Bunch. But soon after, McCready changed their name to Mad Season, from the term used to describe the period of season psilocybin mushrooms, also known as magic mushrooms, are in bloom.
Mad Season Albums
- Above (Released in 1995)
- Layne Staley (Lead Singer – Deceased 2002)
- Mike McCready (Lead Guitar)
- John Baker Saunders (Bassist – Deceased 1999)
- Barrett Martin (Drums)