Sunday, October 16, 2011

Movies, Books, Shows etc.

A cool part of discovering all this stuff for a kid my age is watching documentaries or reading books etc. in order to try and really see what it was like back then, because of course I can't have a first-hand account of it. So of course there's Almost Live!, and you can go on youtube looking up nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains etc. interviews, which is what I do to get the most info, and then you can watch movies and read books and stuff. I may have mentioned this before, but I swear I saw this one clip on youtube of a Perry Farrell interview at Lollapalooza 1991 where he was talking about the "alternative nation" and they spanned the crowed and all I could think was wow these are my people, but I have yet to re-find it so my memory of it is a little hazy, but it's cool seeing stuff like that because I got to see a real early 90s crowd. and there is that Pearl Jam in Australia clip in like 1995 with kids coming out of the show talking about how awesome it was. Yeah, my type of crowd. My top two favorite movies are Singles (a sort of comedy romance set in Seattle amidst the grunge scene) and Hype! the main grunge documentary. Other movies I like that sort of seem Gen. Xey are Good Will Hunting, Into the Wild (also has Eddie Vedder doing the soundtrack) the Wayne's World movies, Beavis and Butthead Do America, and I totally need to see Slacker, the Daria movies, and the Clerks/View Askew movies (I heard those are very Gen. Xey, and I always wanted to do nothing but be a clerk when I grew up), other grunge documentaries include Tad: Busted Circuts and Ringing Ears, The Gits Movie, a bunch of Nirvana ones like About A Son, but I'm sure there are more grunge Documentaries out there. My favorite books are Come As You Are: the story of Nirvana by Michael Azzerad, and Kurt Cobains Journals, and I also have The Chosen Rejects which I still have to read, and Never Fade Away, and Cobain Unseen, and I still have to get Grunge is Dead: the Oral History of Seattle Rock Music, and now they have a new one, Every Body Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge by Mark Yarm, and I was told that Loser by Clark Humphrey and 666: On The Road to Nirvana by Gina Arnold are very good and must gets. Others on a list I have of books and movies I might want to get incase you want to research them and see if they are any good or you want to get them are Scar Tissue by Anthony Keidis and Larry Sloman, Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain by Charles Cross (I heard this is like the main biography but I might not end up getting it after all since there is like something that says all his info comes from Courtney so it's basically just Kurt's life the way Courtney sees it, and people keep saying it's bad), Love & Death:The Murder of Kurt Cobain by Ian Halperin and Max Wallace, Cobain by Rolling Stone Press, Who Killed Kurt Cobain: The Mysterious Death of an Icon by Ian Halperin and Max Wallace, Kurt Cobain, Beyond Nirvana: The Legacy of Kurt Cobain by Hank Harrison, Nirvana by Jeremy Dean, The Biography of Nirvana by Everett True, Pearl Jam by Mick Wall, Of Grunge and Government by Krist Novoselic, Accidental Revolution: The Story of Grunge by Kyle Anderson, Teen Spirit: The stories behind every Nirvana song by Chuck Crusifilly, Love Kills: The assassination of Kurt Cobain by Hank Harrison,  The Rough Guide to Nirvana by Gillian G. Gaar, Classic Albums: Nirvana-Nevermind, Kurt Cobain: The Early Life of a Legend, Live! Tonight! Sold Out!, Nirvana Collectors Box , Nirvana the DVD Collectors Box, 1991: The Year Punk Broke, Nirvana: The Untold Stories, Eyewitness: Nirvana by Carrie Borzillo, The Best of: Nirvana (CD/book), Kurt Cobain by Christopher Sanford, Five Against One: The Pearl Jam Story by Kim Neely, Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder: None too fragile by Martin Clarke, Nirvana & The Sound of Seattle by Brad Morell, The Red Hot Chili Peppers by Dave Thompson, Kurt Cobain: About a Son, Last Days (only lightly based off of Kurt's life), Kurt and Courtney, Malfunkshun: The Story of Andrew Wood, The Love Bone Earth Affair, The Dave Grohl Story by Jeff Apter, 33 1/3: In Utero by Gillian Gaar, Nirvana MTV Unplugged DVD, Nirvana Live at Reading CD/DVD, Nevermind, It's An Interview, Nirvana Singles Box (I don't remember if this is the same thing as the collector's box), Nirvana: Teen Spirit Interviews DVD, Kurt Cobain: Oh Well, Whatever, Nevermind by Jeff Burlingame, Nirvana-In Untero-A Classic Album Under Review, Nirvana: In Performance (DVD and Book set), Don't Need You: The Herstory of Riot Grrrl, Not Bad For A Girl, Riot Grrrl, Revolution Girl Style Now by Nadine Monem, MTV Contretemps, Sub Pop Video Collection Vol. 1, Trust No One-Nirvana, Louder Than Live-Soundgarden, Motorvision-Soundgarden, Grunge by Michael Lavine, Touch Me I'm Sick by Charles Peterson, Screaming Life by Charles Peterson, and Instant Litter: Concert Posters from Seattle Punk Culture by Art Chantry. Here's some clips of some more stuff like that.

Pearl Jam show

 Grunge special on VH1

I love the 90s - Grunge



7 Ages of Rock: Left of the Dial, American Alternative

The Late Show's No Nirvana. A BBC show which for this special compiled a bunch of American Alternative acts they had on, except for Nirvana which broke the scene through

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