Not For You: Pearl Jam And The Present Tense

deRonen Givony

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15 octobre 2020|
Not For You: Pearl Jam And The Present Tense de Ronen Givony
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There has never been a band like Pearl Jam. The Seattle quintet has recorded eleven studio albums; sold some 85 million records; played over a thousand shows, in fifty countries; and had five different albums reach number one. But Pearl Jam''s story is about much more than music. Through resilience, integrity, and sheer force of will, they transcended several eras, and shaped the way a whole generation thought about art, entertainment, and commerce.Not for You: Pearl Jam and the Present Tenseis the first full-length biography of America''s preeminent band, fromTentoGigaton. A study of their role in history - from Operation Desert Storm to the Dixie Chicks; "Jeremy" to Columbine; Kurt Cobain to Chris Cornell; Ticketmaster to Trump -Not forYouexplores the band''s origins and evolution over thirty years of American culture. It starts with their founding, and the eruption of grunge, in 1991; continues through their golden age (Vs.,Vitalogy,No Code, andYield); their middle period (Binaural, Riot Act); and the more divisive recent catalog. Along the way, it considers the band''s activism, idealism, and impact, from "W.M.A." to the Battle of Seattle andBody of War. More than the first critical study,Not for Youis a tribute to a famously obsessive fan base, in the spirit of Nick Hornby''sFever Pitch. It''s an old-fashioned - if, at times, ambivalent - appreciation; a reflection on pleasure, fandom, and guilt; and an essay on the nature of adolescence, nostalgia, and adulthood. Partly social history, partly autobiography, and entirely outspoken, discursive, and droll,Not for Youis the first full-length treatment of Pearl Jam''s odyssey and importance in the culture, from the ''90s to the present.
Ronen Givonyis the author of24 Hour Revenge Therapy (or, The Strange Death of Selling Out),part of Bloomsbury''s 33 1/3 series. He is the founder of New York''s Wordless Music series and orchestra (wordlessmusic.org) - which theVillage Voicenamed the city''s "Best Moderately Snooty Concert Series" - and a contributor of...
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Titre :Not For You: Pearl Jam And The Present Tense
Format :Couverture rigide
Dimensions de l'article :440 pages, 9 X 6 X 0 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :440 pages, 9 X 6 X 0 po
Publié le :15 octobre 2020
Publié par :Bloomsbury Academic
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9781501360688

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