Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music

Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music

by Greg Prato
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Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music by Greg Prato

Grunge Is Dead weaves together the definitive story of the Seattle music scene through a series of interviews with the people who were there. Taking the form of an “oral” history, this books contains over 130 interviews, along with essential background information from acclaimed music writer Greg Prato. The early ’90s grunge movement may have last only a few years, but it spawned some of the greatest rock music of all time: Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and Soundgarden. This book contains the first-ever interview in which Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder was willing to discuss the group’s history in great detail; Alice in Chains’ band members and Layne Staley’s mom on Staley’s drug addiction and death; insights into the Riot Grrrl movement and oft-overlooked but highly influential Seattle bands like Mother Love Bone/Andy Wood, the Melvins, Screaming Trees, and Mudhoney; and much more. Grunge Is Dead digs deeper than the average grunge history, starting in the early '60s, and explaining the chain of events that gave way to the grunge movement. The end result is a book that includes a wealth of previously untold stories and insight for the longtime fan, as well as its renowned story for the newcomer. Grunge Is Dead collects the whole truth of grunge music in one comprehensive volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781550228779
Publisher: ECW Press
Publication date: 04/01/2009
Pages: 488
Sales rank: 507,690
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Prato is a writer who contributes regularly to All Music Guide,, and Classic Rock magazine. He lives in Wantagh, New York.

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Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was aqesome i loved it
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. Prato has great organizational skills, the year order and the cast of characters- very outstanding talented characters. I was impressed by his kind dedication to the Washington based musicians, who are no longer with us, was a good start. Greg has quite a way with words and I truly enjoyed reading his book. My husband and I went to Easy Street Records Cafe in Seattle, Washington on Sat., April 25. 2009, for the author appearance and he signed our book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago