V/A feat. Pussy Galore / The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Boss Hog – Machael Lavine / Thurston Moore: Grunge [Hardcover] (PRESS, US)

2 September 2009 Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 081095317X
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NOTES:
Hardback edition of Grunge with text by Thurston Moore and photographs by Michael Lavine with images of Pussy Galore (1989 / 1987), Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (1991) and Boss Hog (1990).

Introduction includes the following mentions: “Simultaneously he just happened to be in the media studies room at Parsons when a phone call came in from Cristina Martinez, a member of notorious D.C. transplant garage noise junk combo Pussy Galore. She was seeking a photographer to shoot the band and the phone was handed to Michael. While both the White Zombie shoot and the Pussy Galore shoot would seem obviously familial, they were all due to happenstance. Neither band was aware of the other employing Lavine.”

“…on Bruce’s return to visit in 1987, he accompanied Michael in his darkroom as he developed the shots from what would become Pussy Galore’s Right Now! LP. That session would represent Michael’s newfound interest in experimentation with psycho colors and overlays. Michael then took Bruce to see Pussy Galore kill it live, and he was blown away. Bruce and his inspirations winged it back home.”

Details:

Hardcover: 160 pages
Product Dimensions: 25.9 x 20.6 x 2 cm

This profusely illustrated tell-all account of the life and death of the Grunge movement – which emerged in late – 1980s Seattle before taking over pop culture proper for the better half of the 1990s – covers the whole scene from a wide variety of angles. More than a decade after his death, alienated, awkward, heavily eye-lined Kurt Cobain continues to sit front and centre in the arena of popular culture, as the subject of books, music, fashion, gossip, and inspiration for major motion pictures and documentaries. Together with flannel-sporting music obsessed communities emerging (in the late 1980s and early 1990s) from the chilly Pacific Northwest, Nirvana, Sound Garden, and Pearl Jam changed the scene with wild aggressive sounds and truly alternative records. Author Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth) writes about the discovery of Seattle punk youth; the seminal bands that defined the movement; the exploitation of the subculture; the backlash of grunge; as well as the death of his longtime collaborator and intimate Cobain. In a flannel-covered rock ‘n’ roll tell-all book, profusely illustrated with the legendary photographs of Michael Lavine (staff photographer of Seattle-based “Sub Pop Records”), Moore describes the life and death of the grunge movement and all the bands involved including.

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