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"Drop into the Pacific Northwest in the early '90s and watch a vibrant underground music scene explode into a global 'grunge' media frenzy. Hype! follows the music from local band playing for their friends, to Sub Pop's brilliant exploitation of 'the Seattle Sound,' to Nirvana's 'Smells like teen spirit' hitting #1 on the charts. Questions of money, authenticity, and fame arise as 'grunge fashion' hits the runways and a mass migration of wanna-be Seattle bands saturates the city. The Northwest experience is one of humor, loss, and epic irony. With intense live performances by Soundgarden, Mudhoney, Pearl Jam, and many more, Hype! rocks the definitive story of the world's last great local music scene."--Container.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Shout! Factory, [2017]
Edition: Collector's edition
Copyright Date: ©1996
Branch Call Number: DVD 781.6609 H9991 2017
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: In English, with English subtitles; closed-captioned


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Released in 1996, this documentary looks at Northwest rock music and examines how grunge moved from a small, independent scene to a massive pop culture phenomenon. The film features lots of concert footage from bands both well-known and obscure.

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