"Taking Punk to the Masses" book now available

Just published in connection with the upcoming exhibit at the EMP in Seattle, Taking Punk to the Masses - a companion book that documents the explosion of Grunge.

Featuring over 100 key artifacts from EMP’s collection, Taking Punk to the Masses illustrates the evolution of punk rock from underground subculture to mainstream embrace. These artifacts are put into context by the stories of those that lived it: Mudhoney’s Mark Arm, Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh, Hüsker Dü’s Grant Hart, Beat Happening’s Calvin Johnson, X’s Exene Cervenka, Sub Pop founders Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman, Black Flag’s Henry Rollins, Screaming Trees’ Mark Lanegan, Blondie’s Chris Stein, Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis, Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, and nearly 100 others.

The book also includes a DVD which features interviews with musicians (including Krist Novoselic), producers, club owners and many others from the grunge years.

For a PDF excerpt from the book, a DVD trailer, slideshow and ordering information, check out Fantagraphics books. Here you can find additional information about the book.

Posted in NFC news section at on 04-08-2011 @ 7:56 AM (GMT).

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