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, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307464439
0307464431
Characteristics: xv, 567 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.

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A sprawling collection of interviews with the musicians, roadies,
producers, and fans who saw Seattle become an unlikely capital of
the unique Northwest sound ¬ PacNorthwest gloom meets punk.


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lukasevansherman
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.

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FlagrantMary
Jun 20, 2012

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

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shep1974
Mar 09, 2012

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

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