The Tripwires might be called a definitive Seattle all-star combo, assuming you only had access to musicians who weren't part of the grunge movement. Granted, drummer Mark Pickerel was a founding member of the Screaming Trees and Truly, but his later work with Neko Case, Steve Fisk, and Jim Carroll moves him just far enough away from the flannel shirt brigades that one can give him a pass for this category. Elsewhere, lead vocalist and guitarist John Ramberg played with the Seattle combos Stumpy Joe and the Model Rockets before joining the Minus 5 with Scott McCaughey and Peter Buck. Lead guitarist Johnny Sangster was a member of local acts the Sharing Patrol, the Congratulators, and the Dear John Letters as well as Steve Turner & His Bad Ideas, a folk-rock side project fronted by the Mudhoney guitarist. (Johnny has also worked as a producer and engineer with a number of leading acts from the Pacific Northwest.) And bassist Jim Sangster is a longtime member of the Young Fresh Fellows and the Picketts, as well as the endearingly goofy side project the Boatrampsmen.