Accidental Revolution

The Story of Grunge

Kyle Anderson

St. Martin's Griffin

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Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Hole and Alice in Chains are the names that come to mind when we talk about grunge.  But never before has there been a complete history of grunge with razor-sharp critical analysis—until now. 
 
Grunge, a style of music that wed classic rock riffs with punk ethos, was the musical movement that defined the 90’s and left an indelible mark on the music scene at large.   But how did this musical phenomenon emerge from the Seattle underground to become a universal beacon of despair for millions of restless kids around the globe, and why did it resonate with so many disenchanted outsiders?
 
Kyle Anderson answers these questions and more, examining the connection between grunge and punk, how Kurt Cobain’s disdain for Axl Rose propelled Nirvana to instant success, the singer who officially killed off grunge with his trite lyrics and pseudo-grunge attitude and the band the ripped off Pearl Jam, made millions of dollars by selling out to the media and went on to become the most hated band ever.
 
Accidental Revolution is an essential guide to the triumphs and defeats of a musical revolution and its unforgettable icons.

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"The way Kyle Anderson writes about grunge mirrors how the music sounded in 1993: Humor within seriousness, heaviness within distortion, enthusiasm within detachment. This book will make you get on the snake."  -- Chuck Klosterman author of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

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Kyle Anderson

KYLE ANDERSON is an Assistant Editor at Spin magazine.  He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Accidental Revolution
The Story of Grunge
Kyle Anderson

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
July 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466838604
ISBN10: 1466838604
240 pages
$7.99

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Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
July 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312358198
ISBN10: 0312358199
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 240 pages
$17.99
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