Everybody Loves Our Town

Everybody Loves Our Town

An Oral History of Grunge

Book - 2011
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A tribute to the Pacific Northwest's grunge genre draws on the observations of individuals at the forefront of the movement from Soundgarden and the Melvins to Nirvana and Pearl Jam, citing such influences as the rise of Seattle's Sub Pop record label and the death of Kurt Cobain.
Publisher: New York : Crown Archetype, [2011]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780307464439
Branch Call Number: 781.66 Y21E 2011
Characteristics: xv, 567 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm


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This thick, comprehensive oral history features dozens of folks who made up the Seattle punk, rock, and grunge scenes, including stories from Tom Hansen.

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Dec 15, 2015

The latest in the fledgling oral history genre (other recent entries include books about MTV, SNL and ESPN) is a must read for any NW music fan. Put together by Mark Yarm (no relationship to the Mudhoney guitarist), this entertaining, thorough and sometimes tragic history will trigger nostalgia in those of us who were around in the early 90s and will be informative for the kids who wonder what the grunge craze was all about. Yarm gives ample space to the big bands (Nirvana, P. Jam, Soundgarden), but also does an admirable job of letting bands that were overshadowed, but influential (Mudhoney, Melvins, TAD)get their stories out too. And, yes, Courtney Love comes across as a not a very likable person. So break out your flannel, crank your old Sub Pop records up to 11, grab your heroin (no, don't) and enjoy.

Jun 20, 2012

Great for anyone who was "there" or wished they were. A fun read for all music lovers.

Mar 09, 2012

A must read if you are into 90's alternative (grunge) music.


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