Taking Punk to the Masses: From Nowhere to Nevermind

Taking Punk to the Masses: From Nowhere to Nevermind

by Jacob McMurray
     
 

A visual and oral history of the “Seattle Sound,” including an exclusive DVD.See more details below

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A visual and oral history of the “Seattle Sound,” including an exclusive DVD.

Editorial Reviews

VICE Magazine
“This book rules. It is very, very fun to read if you care about this stuff.... If you… have an interest in punk or the Seattle indie rock scene then you'll love this thing to death.”— Nick Gazin
Under the Radar
“…[T]he artifacts included in the exhibit wonderfully illustrate everything that was exciting, vibrant, and anti-establishment about the scene that eventually went mainstream. The item descriptions are explanatory but concise, and the artist commentary is insightful and revelatory.”— Frank Valish
NPR.org
“Paradoxically for a volume dedicated to such a proudly ragged and rough-hewn aesthetic, Taking Punk to the Masses is a beautifully constructed gem. Even more peculiarly for a history lesson wedged between hard covers, it'll make you hear the music that has so spectacularly inflamed your speakers and headphones for three decades.”— Jason Diamond
Boog City
“Despite its coffee table book appearance, McMurray tries to keep the punk rock do-it-yourself ethic by letting the artifacts and punk denizens speak for themselves.... The quotes from the publisher/artists who created them and musicians who were featured weave together nicely to give a sense of moment.”— Ian S. Wilder
Jason Diamond - NPR.org
“Paradoxically for a volume dedicated to such a proudly ragged and rough-hewn aesthetic, Taking Punk to the Masses is a beautifully constructed gem. Even more peculiarly for a history lesson wedged between hard covers, it'll make you hear the music that has so spectacularly inflamed your speakers and headphones for three decades.”
Ian S. Wilder - Boog City
“Despite its coffee table book appearance, McMurray tries to keep the punk rock do-it-yourself ethic by letting the artifacts and punk denizens speak for themselves.... The quotes from the publisher/artists who created them and musicians who were featured weave together nicely to give a sense of moment.”
Lil Wayne
“This is a good thing right here.”
Nick Gazin - VICE Magazine
“This book rules. It is very, very fun to read if you care about this stuff.... If you… have an interest in punk or the Seattle indie rock scene then you'll love this thing to death.”
Frank Valish - Under the Radar
“…[T]he artifacts included in the exhibit wonderfully illustrate everything that was exciting, vibrant, and anti-establishment about the scene that eventually went mainstream. The item descriptions are explanatory but concise, and the artist commentary is insightful and revelatory.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606994337
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Publication date:
05/23/2011
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.94(d)

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