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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...

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

Scholarly Books

...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...

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...