Taking Punk to the Masses: From Nowhere to Nevermind by Jacob McMurray [FIRST EDITION + DVD] 2011 •Fantagraphics

  • $88.00

Taking Punk to the Masses: From Nowhere to Nevermind with foreward by Krist Novoselik.


Includes companion DVD with dozens of interviews from the exhibition Nirvana: Taking Punk to the masses, including Ian MacKaye and Henry Rollins. 

Gorgeous XL soft flexi-hardback with both front and rear panels and sick HxC endpapers. 

Book is in very good condition; cover lightly shelf-worn.  Reads as new.  DVD is mint.    

Taking Punk to the Masses: From Nowhere to Nevermind visually
documents the explosion of Grunge, the Seattle Sound, within the context of
the underground punk subculture that was developing throughout the u.S.
in the late 1970s and 1980s. The book serves as a companion and contextual
backdrop to the Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses exhibition, which opens
at Seattle’s Experience Music Project in 2011. This decade-and-a-half musical
journey will be represented entirely through the lens of EMP’s oral history and
permanent object collection, an invaluable and rich cultural archive of over
800 interviews and 140,000 objects — instruments, costumes, posters, records
and other ephemera dedicated to the pursuit of rock ’n’ roll.

Taking Punk to the Masses focuses on 100 key objects from EMP’s permanent collection that illustrate the evolution of punk rock from underground subculture to the mainstream embrace (and subsequent underground rejection)
of Grunge. These objects are put into context by the stories of those who lived it, culling from EMP’s vast archive of oral histories with such Northwest icons as Mudhoney’s Mark Arm, cartoonist Peter Bagge, design legend Art Chantry,
Beat Happening’s Calvin Johnson, Sub Pop founders Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman, the Screaming Trees’ Mark Lanegan, Nirvana’s krist Novoselic, photographer Charles Petersen, Soundgarden’s kim Thayil, and dozens of others.From the Northwest’s earliest punk bands like The Wipers, to proto- grunge bands of the 1980s like Green River, Melvins and Malfunkshun, through the heady 1990s when bands such as Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice in
Chains and Mudhoney rose to the national stage and popularized alternative music, Taking Punk to the Masses is the first definitive history of one of America’s most vibrant music scenes, as told by the participants who helped make it so, and through the artifacts that survive.