|NFC News New book - Grunge is Dead. Coming in April 2009|
Grunge is dead. Long live grunge! New grunge book release will mark 15th anniversary of Cobainís suicide.
Fifteen years after Kurt Cobainís suicide on April 5th, 1994, comes the authoritative story of grunge. Grunge is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music (April 2009, ECW Press) by Greg Prato is the definitive story of the Pacific Northwest music scene of the late '80s and early '90s.
Never before has a book attempted to examine the scene as a whole. Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament says, "Finally, a book about the early years of our little scene in Seattle. I can't wait to hear all the different perspectives from the people that were actually there, not the so-called experts, who didn't show up until the '90s."
Taking the form of an oral history, Pratoís hefty tome contains nearly 130 original interviews conducted for the book over a three-year period. No outside interviews are included and most of the interviews are published here for the first time. Some of these original interviews include:
Grunge Is Dead begins with a retrospective of the '60s and '70s that explains the rise of the Seattle music scene. Additionally, a large number of previously unpublished photographs appear in color and black and white throughout the book. The result is the complete first-hand history of grunge. Grunge Is Dead will allow rock fans to discover a unique chapter in music history, through the experiences of the people who were actually there.
Greg Prato is a Long Island, New York-based journalist whose writing has appearing in All Music Guide, Rolling Stone.com, Billboard.com, Classic Rock Magazine, and Record Collector Magazine. He has interviewed noted rock musicians over the years including members of Metallica, Kiss, Jane's Addiction, The Ramones, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and others.
Title: Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music
Author: Greg Prato
Publisher: ECW Press
Distributor: Independent Publishers Group (IPG)
Publication: April 2009
Price: $19.95 US / $22.95 CDN
Available from bookstores and online book retailers.
NFC will have a review ready of the book soon.
|Posted or updated: 02-06-2009 @ 4:45 PM (GMT) by RH.|
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