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The Strangest Tribe: How a Group of Seattle Rock Bands Invented Grunge

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  • Posted February 6, 2013

    I've read many books on this particular subject. Some become so

    I've read many books on this particular subject. Some become so tedious that they become a bore. I was expecting more of the same with this book, but I was pleasantly surprised. If you're looking for a book about the Seattle heavy hitters (i.e. Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, AIC), this really isn't for you. It delves into a lot of pre-90's history of Seattle music. It does touch on the aforementioned bands, but does not address them in-depth. However, the information that it does provide is both interesting and amusing. Lots of great stories by different musicians of the area/era. It gives the reader a sense of the history of the area and its roots but doesn't bog you down with pointless details. It's well-written and doesn't overload you with banal factoids. It's a fun read.

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