Live Through This: American Rock Music in the Nineties

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Virgin, 2001 - Music - 294 pages
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Nirvana almost single-handedly brought grunge into the popular consciousness with their seminal album Nevermind. From their underground roots in the Pacific Northwest, the group achieved world fame and Kurt Cobain had the mantle of 'spokesperson for a generation' thrust upon him. This was, arguably, the last era of great rock music, and it is shrouded in stories and rumours. Author Everett True, the man who introduced Kurt Cobain to Courtney Love and brought grunge to the outside world, gives an inspired insider's account of the grunge scene. Featuring rare photographs and exclusive interviews with members of Nirvana,Hole, Soundgarden and Babes in Toyland, Everett True takes us on a rollercoaster ride through the lives, the music, the personalities, the legends and the laughs. Everett True was the first outside journalist to cover the Seattle music scene in early 1989 and saw up-close the birth and development of the rock phenomenon which changed the face of alternative and mainstream music forever. This book contains exclusive interviews with people close to Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, and photographs of members of Nirvana, Hole, and many other bands of the scene.

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User Review  - tinuola_victoria - LibraryThing

294 very long pages but informative and interesting. The only thing I wasn't so impressed with is the obvious bitterness the author shows towards Courtney Love. He knew her personally - they were ... Read full review


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Everett True is a music journalist and the author of biographies of the Ramones, the White Stripes. Supergrass, and many others. He lives in Brighton, England.

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