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Nirvana

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...Few groups have been responsible for changing the popular music landscape as suddenly and drastically as Nirvana. The trio’s primary lineup was composed of Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, and Krist Novoselic. Cobain and Novoselic met when hanging...

Cow Palace, San Francisco (December 31, 1991)

Ronen Givony

Ronen Givony is the author of 24 Hour Revenge Therapy (or, The Strange Death of Selling Out), part of Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series. He is the founder of New York’s Wordless Music series and orchestra ( wordlessmusic.org )–which the Village Voice named the city’s “Best Moderately Snooty Concert Series”–and a contributor of liner notes for Nonesuch, Constellation, Thrill Jockey, and Temporary Residence. A native of South Florida, he has worked as a producer for concert venues and music festivals in the US and abroad. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Not for You : Pearl Jam and the Present Tense

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Scholarly Books

...In Grunge is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music, Ed says the following, about Nevermind: Nirvana’s record—people were passing around advance copies of that. Like it was a keychain—everyone had one. Everyone’s office, you’d...

Visions of a Youth Culture

Saul Austerlitz

Saul Austerlitz is a writer and cultural critic living in New York City. His work has been published in the Boston Globe (where he is a regular contributor), Slate, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Village Voice, and other publications. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Money For Nothing : A History of the Music Video from the Beatles to the White Stripes

Continuum, 2007

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...Smells Like Youth Culture Reports from two ends of the 90s alternative rock revolution: two youthscapes familiar to any middle-class suburban adolescent: the school pep rally and the house party. Two gatherings of teen pettiness...

Nirvana's In Utero

Bloomsbury Academic, 2006

33 1/3 Books

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...Though Nevermind was Nirvana’s most commercially successful album, and the record that broke them – and the grunge phenomenon – internationally, In Utero has increasingly become regarded as the band’s best album, both by the critics...

Preferred itineraries of sight, sound and feeling

Charles Fairchild

Charles Fairchild is Associate Professor of Popular Music at the University of Sydney, Australia. He is the author of Sound, Screens, Speakers (Bloomsbury, 2019), Danger Mouse's The Grey Album (Bloomsbury, 2014), Music, Radio and the Public Sphere (Palgrave, 2012) and Pop Idols and Pirates (Ashgate, 2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Musician in the Museum : Display and Power in Neoliberal Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Scholarly Books

...A museum is fundamentally a mode of staging and making palpable preferred relationships while endeavoring to manage how these are to be received. Things are framed, contained, and stage-managed so that their preferred legibility may...

MTV Unplugged (March 16, 1992)

Ronen Givony

Ronen Givony is the author of 24 Hour Revenge Therapy (or, The Strange Death of Selling Out), part of Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series. He is the founder of New York’s Wordless Music series and orchestra ( wordlessmusic.org )–which the Village Voice named the city’s “Best Moderately Snooty Concert Series”–and a contributor of liner notes for Nonesuch, Constellation, Thrill Jockey, and Temporary Residence. A native of South Florida, he has worked as a producer for concert venues and music festivals in the US and abroad. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Not for You : Pearl Jam and the Present Tense

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Scholarly Books

...If you were born around this time or were living and alive, you could feel the old world go and the new one beginning. It was like putting the clock back to when B.C. became A.D. Everybody born around my time was a part of both.On January...

Grunge

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Finding its origins in the hybrid heavy metal and punk rock sounds played in and around Pacific Northwest cities such as Seattle, Portland and Olympia in the early 1980s, grunge music rose to international prominence in the early 1990s...

Heavy Metal in the Middle East

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume X : Genres: Middle East and North Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Heavy Metal (often shortened to Metal) is an international music practice with diverse yet interconnected local articulations. Metal bands in Europe and North America have drawn names and imagery from the Middle East. English group Iron...

Seattle, WA

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: (city) 563,374, (region) 3,275,847 (2000) Seattle, Washington is situated on the Puget Sound on the Pacific northwest coast. The area was home to the Duwamish tribe of Native Americans before...

Alternative Rock

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Alternative rock, or simply ‘alternative,’ is associated most strongly with the 1990s, when the genre emerged as the decade’s most prominent marketing label for new rock music. From the abrasive industrial music of Nine Inch Nails...