Screaming Life: A Chronicle of the Seattle Music Scene

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9780062586407: Screaming Life: A Chronicle of the Seattle Music Scene

A leading rock photographer and the biographer of the band Nirvana trace the growth of the ""grunge"" music scene in Seattle during the early 1990s, in an illustrated book including a compact disc recording of the scene's leading bands. 50,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.

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Charles Peterson's photographs capture being at a Seattle grunge show better than any verbal description. The thrashing energy, the chaotic sweat, the sense of an imminent explosion of the room and of the entire scene are all seen in these black-and-white photos that are somehow sharpest when blurriest. And apparently, the photo on the cover is not upside down. That's Kurt Cobain supposedly doing a nonchalant flip in mid-strum in mid-show: aplomb in chaos, the hallmark of the music. A great companion volume to Clark Humphrey's Loser, a definitive history of the Seattle music scene from the '60s to the present.

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"Along with a lot of bruises and broken equipment, Peterson got something that was unique and true, what live rock music is all about: a commotion of hair, sweat, guitars, drums, and wires, which he juggled using classical compositional elements all rendered in glorious black and white. Somehow he managed, in the midst of the chaos, to snap photographs that are works of art..." --Michael Azerrad, Screaming Life

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