Grunge is alive (in print)

“Music can shift society.”

So says Greg Prato, author of “Grunge Is Dead”, and I could not agree more.

And while being a fan of the musical style may be cause for more immediate interest in this story of the rise of the Seattle music scene in the early 1990s, it is not a prerequisite for checking out this “Oral History of Seattle Rock Music.”


Fans of Pearl Jam, in particular, will be interested in one of the most revealing insights into the birth of that band through first-person recollections of Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament. 

More than 130 interviews, in total, were compiled to provide this comprehensive look at one of the more notable cosmic shifts of music and society in our lifetimes.

Prato, a contibutor to All Music Guide, is on a roll with recent well-reviewed biographies of Shannon Hoon (of Blind Melon) as well as the equally tragic Tommy Bolin to provide even more essential reading for the avid music fan.

Summer’s coming – everyone needs a couple books for the beach, right?

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~ by acm213 on May 2, 2009.

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