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Mudhoney, Dinosaur Jr. and The Jesus Lizard With New Books!

Posted by on Mar.20, 2014, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

Three new books to put on your radar bring back memories of the ’90’s.

Out March 24th from Keith Cameron, Mudhoney: The Sound And The Fury From Seattle. Formed in 1988, Mudhoney is still going strong and this is their story. Could they be the most influential Seattle grunge band?

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Our friends at Flavorwire let us know about the recently released Dinosaur Jr. and Jesus Lizard books.  Both are beautifully done art books and here’s a look inside both.

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Interview: Mark Yarm “Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge”

Posted by on Sep.13, 2011, under Current Shows No Comments

A few years ago on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of Sub Pop, Mark Yarm wrote an amazing oral history piece for Blender magazine, where he was then a senior editor.  After the magazine folded, Yarm still had a wealth of information left and thought it might be turned into a really cool book.  But Yarm didn’t just write a really cool book, he put together what turns out to be the definitive oral history of Grunge.  “Everybody Loves Our Town” is the “Please Kill Me” for a new generation of music fans.

Yarn conducted over 250 unique interviews with most-likely everyone who was there, including musicians, reporters, producers, scenesters and hangers-on.  And, the book has many first-time revelations from Courtney Love, Mudhoney frontman Mark Arm, and the late Mike Starr from Alice in Chains. (Yarm was one of the last people to speak with Starr before he died in March)

Everybody Loves Our Town” also includes rare, never-before-seen photographs of Nirvana, Mudhoney, and Pearl Jam and others.

In this interview, Yarm talks about how the book came together, the infamous Cat Butt/L7 tour that included everything from sex to hatchets, how everyone loathes the label “Grunge” and who the person you would least expect to see connected with the Seattle scene actually is.

Buy Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge. Find the book and Mark on Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter.  See Mark speak on a panel this Sunday the 18th at 2pm at The Brooklyn Book Festival.  It’s free!


New Release Tuesday: “Everybody Loves Our Town: The Oral History of Grunge” by Mark Yarm

Posted by on Sep.06, 2011, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

 

On the heels of the 20th anniversary of Pearl Jam’s “Ten” and Nirvana’s “Nevermind” comes the 555-page oral history of grunge, “Everybody Loves Our Town” by Mark Yarm.  Yarm, a former editor of Blender (and an upcoming guest on our show) conducted over 250 interviews to put together this definitive tome.

Packed with new information, Yarm reveals the reasons Mike Starr was fired from Alice in Chains (from both Starr’s point of view and the management’s), how Candlebox singer Kevin Martin handled his allegedly amorous boss, Madonna, and Courtney Love, never one to shy away from controversy, presents Arm with a new theory surrounding the death of Kurt Cobain.

Never boring, often sad, but more often funny, “Everybody Loves Our Town: The Oral History of Grunge” tells the whole story.

Buy Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge. Check out the official Tumblr blog and hear celebrity playlists from Joel McHale and Taylor Momsen.