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Screaming Life: A Chronicle of the Seattle Music Scene

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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 ar ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published December 1st 1995 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published January 1st 1995)
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Elyssa
Oct 18, 2007 Elyssa rated it liked it
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This book captures the Seattle music scene from its early roots of then-unknown grunge bands playing in small venues to its explosion into the mainstream world. The edition I own also includes a CD of songs from those good old days. I should listen to it more often and fondly remember spending my twenties in OlyWA.
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Sure looks fun being in the band. Some day my son is going to have the band and he will let me sing a song so that I will know what it feels like. You should come and dance.
Johanna
Great collection of Charles Peterson's photographs of the Seattle scene in the late 80s and early 90s. Great essay at the front, too.
Chris Freeman
Dec 04, 2007 Chris Freeman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Charles Peterson's photos of the Seattle music scene, before and after it exploded. Influenced my photography for years.
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I love this book and all the pictures. Good times.
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Michael Azerrad has written for a number of magazines, including Rolling Stone, Revolver, and Spin. He lives in New York City.
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