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Live Through This: American Rock Music in the Nineties

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Nirvana almost single-handedly brought grunge into the popular consciousness with their seminal album Nevermind. From their underground roots in the Pacific Northwest, the group achieved world fame and Kurt Cobain had the mantle of 'spokesperson for a generation' thrust upon him. This was, arguably, the last era of great rock music, and it is shrouded in stories and rumour ...more
Paperback, 294 pages
Published February 2nd 2002 by Virgin Publishing
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Toni
Jan 05, 2014 rated it it was ok
Rock journo Everett True has produced a bunch of self-indulgent, egotistical, rambling recollections of the nineties music scene.
Basically it’s Everett talking about himself and glorifying all the minor bands of the era and slagging off most of the greats. He calls Foo Fighters ‘a pale imitation of former glories’ and ‘dull and mediocre’. Then takes it a step further by personally insulting Dave Grohl with ‘As a front man Dave makes a great drummer.’
Mr True finds Alice in Chains is ‘dull and mor
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Danielle
Jan 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
There is nothing like the wit and sarcasm of a British 90's rock journalist but Everett True is something else. His reviews during the 90's were memorable, unaffected,sometimes rambling, always entertaining and sometimes scathing. He called out phonies better than what Holden Caulfield did [although I do disagree with him in regards to Beck].Nothing quite beats his story about the 90's because it praises the musicians that actually deserve to be unveiled-K records, Beat Happening,Pavement, Babes ...more
Mark Farley
Jun 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This english writer was there. There is no doubt about it. American rock music in the nineties and the whole grunge movement and the resulting success, this man was there. An absolute for all Nirvana fans, but great accounts also of The Breeders, Babes in Toyland and Dinosaur Jr, but more importantly he accounts what comes across as an almost professionally compromising and incestuous relationship with one Courtney Love.
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My name is Everett True. I am a music critic. This is what I do. I criticise music.

The clue is in my job description – music critic. I do not consider myself a journalist, as I do not research or report hard news. I do not consider myself a commentator as I believe that everyone should be a participant. I criticise people and in return I am not surprised if other people criticise me. It is part of
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