Not For You: Pearl Jam And The Present Tense

October 7, 2021|
Not For You: Pearl Jam And The Present Tense by Ronen Givony
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The first full-length biography of the ''90s preeminent band,Pearl Jamfollows the band''s origins, evolution, personalities, politics, failures, triumphs, and impacts. It starts with their serendipitous founding, and the birth of grunge, in late 1991-its achievements, and myths-and continues through their golden age(Vs., Vitalogy, No Code,Yield),their divisive middle period(Binaural, Riot Act),and their more dubious recent catalog. A story about Pearl Jam and their role in a formative decade, this is also a book about the band''s obsessive-compulsive following through the author''s personal accounts: a tale of neurotic fandom, in the spirit of Nick Hornby''sFever Pitchand a reflection, on the nature of love for a band-or anything-in our adolescence, and in middle age. Opinionated, discursive, and droll,Pearl Jamis, incredibly, the first book to survey Pearl Jam''s three-decade career; the first, to present them in their cultural moment; and the first to make use of the 800-plus recordings, videos, and bootlegs in the public domain. It''s an appreciation; an inquiry, on the nature of guilty pleasures; an ambivalent love letter; and a biography, twice over-the author''s in parallel with the band.
Ronen Givonyis the founder/producer of New York''s Wordless Music series and orchestra (, and the founding music director of the concert venue Le Poisson Rouge. A native of South Florida, he has worked for Nonesuch Records and Lincoln Center, and received his bachelor''s and master''s degrees in English litera...
Title:Not For You: Pearl Jam And The Present Tense
Product dimensions:440 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:440 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 in
Published:October 7, 2021
Publisher:Bloomsbury Academic
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781501360671

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