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Slint's Spiderland
     

Slint's Spiderland

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by Scott Tennent
 

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Of all the seminal albums to come out in 1991—the year of Nevermind, Loveless, Ten, and Out of Time, among others—none were quieter, both in volume and influence, than Spiderland, and no band more mysterious than Slint. Few single albums can lay claim to sparking an entire genre, but Spiderland—all six songs of

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Of all the seminal albums to come out in 1991—the year of Nevermind, Loveless, Ten, and Out of Time, among others—none were quieter, both in volume and influence, than Spiderland, and no band more mysterious than Slint. Few single albums can lay claim to sparking an entire genre, but Spiderland—all six songs of it—laid the foundation for post rock in the 1990s. Yet for so much obvious influence, both the band and the album remain something of a puzzle.

This thoroughly researched book is the first substantive attempt to break through some of the mystery surrounding Spiderland and the band that made it. Scott Tennent has written a long overdue look at this remarkable album and its origins, delving into the small, insular musical universe that included bands like Squirrel Bait, Maurice, Bitch Magnet, and Bastro. The story, helped by in-depth interviews with band members David Pajo and Todd Brashear, explores the formation of Slint, the recording of Tweez, and the band's dramatic move into the sound of Spiderland.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441170262
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
11/11/2010
Series:
33 1/3 Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
862,532
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Scott Tennent is a senior writer and editor at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and was previously an editor at Princeton Architectural Press. He writes about music at the blog Pretty Goes With Pretty, an ongoing preoccupation since 2006

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Slint's Spiderland 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
sahone More than 1 year ago
What an epic band/album and what an epic review! loved this history of one of my favorite albums of all time. so much detail and nuances i didn't know about. a great read. it made me listen to the album while i was reading it. and now, i listen to that album with new found love. thank you Scott!