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Screaming Life: A Chronicle of the Seattle Music Scene
"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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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.
Michael Azerrad has written for a number of magazines, including Rolling Stone, Revolver, and Spin. He lives in New York City.More about Michael Azerrad...