Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge

Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge

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Paperback, Random House Inc, 2012, ISBN13 9780307464446, ISBN10 030746444X
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Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge:

A "Time" Magazine Best Book of 2011, Featuring Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Mudhoney and more
Twenty years after the release of Nirvana's landmark album "Nevermind" comes "Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge," the definitive word on the grunge era, straight from the mouths of those at the center of it all.
In 1986, fledgling Seattle label C/Z Records released "Deep Six," a compilation featuring a half-dozen local bands: Soundgarden, Green River, Melvins, Malfunkshun, the U-Men and Skin Yard. Though it sold miserably, the record made music history by documenting a burgeoning regional sound, the raw fusion of heavy metal and punk rock that we now know as grunge. But it wasn't until five years later, with the seemingly overnight success of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," that "grunge" became a household word and Seattle ground zero for the nineties alternative-rock explosion.
"Everybody Loves Our Town" captures the grunge era in the words of the musicians, producers, managers, record executives, video directors, photographers, journalists, publicists, club owners, roadies, scenesters and hangers-on who lived through it. The book tells the whole story: from the founding of the "Deep Six" bands to the worldwide success of grunge's big four (Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains); from the rise of Seattle's cash-poor, hype-rich indie label Sub Pop to the major-label feeding frenzy that overtook the Pacific Northwest; from the simple joys of making noise at basement parties and tiny rock clubs to the tragic, lonely deaths of superstars Kurt Cobain and Layne Staley.
Drawn from more than 250 new interviews--with members of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Screaming Trees, Hole, Melvins, Mudhoney, Green River, Mother Love Bone, Temple of the Dog, Mad Season, L7, Babes in Toyland, 7 Year Bitch, TAD, the U-Men, Candlebox and many more--and featuring previously untold stories and never-before-published photographs, "Everybody Loves Our Town" is at once a moving, funny, lurid, and hugely insightful portrait of an extraordinary musical era.

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Number of Pages: 567
Original Languages: English
Author: Yarm, Mark
Publisher: Random House Inc
ISBN-13: 9780307464446
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.25 x 7.75 x 1.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 030746444X
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