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The Resource Long road : Pearl Jam and the sound of a generation, Steven Hyden

Long road : Pearl Jam and the sound of a generation, Steven Hyden

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Long road : Pearl Jam and the sound of a generation
Title
Long road
Title remainder
Pearl Jam and the sound of a generation
Statement of responsibility
Steven Hyden
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Ever since Pearl Jam first blasted onto the Seattle grunge scene three decades ago with their debut album, Ten, they have sold 85M plus albums, performed for hundreds of thousands of fans around the world, and have even been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In Long Road: Pearl Jam and the Soundtrack Of A Generation, music critic and journalist Steven Hyden celebrates the life, career, and music of this legendary group, widely considered to be one of the greatest American rock bands of all time. Long Road will be structured like a mix tape, using 20 different Pearl Jam classics as starting points for telling a mix of personal and universal stories. Each chapter will tell the tale of this great band; how they got to where they are, what drove them to greatness, and why it matters now. Much like the generation it emerged from, Pearl Jam is a mass of contradictions. They were an enormously successful mainstream rock band who felt deeply uncomfortable with the pursuit of capitalistic spoils. They were progressive activists who spoke in favor of abortion rights and against the Ticketmaster monopoly, and yet they epitomized the sound of traditional, male-dominated rock 'n' roll. They were looked at as spokesmen for their generation, even though they ultimately projected profound confusion and alienation. They triumphed, and failed, in equal doses - the quintessential Gen-X tale. Impressive as their stats, accolades, and longevity may be, Hyden also argues that Pearl Jam's most definitive accomplishment lies in the impact their music had on Generation X as a whole. Pearl Jam's music helped an entire generation of listeners connect with the glory of bygone rock mythology, and made it relevant during a period in which tremendous American economic prosperity belied a darkness at the heart of American youth. More than just a chronicle of the band's career, this book will also be a story about Gen- X itself, who like Pearl Jam came from angsty, outspoken roots and then evolved into an establishment institution, without ever fully shaking off their uncertain, outsider past. For so many Gen-Xers growing up at the time, Pearl Jam's music was a beacon that offered both solace and guidance. They taught an entire generation how to grow up without losing the purest and most essential parts of themselves. Written with his celebrated blend of personal memoir, criticism, and journalism, Hyden explores Pearl Jam's path from Ten to now. It will be a chance for new fans and old fans alike to geek out over Pearl Jam minutia-the B-sides, the beloved deep cuts, the concert bootlegs-and explore the multitude of reasons why Pearl Jam's music resonated with so many people. As Hyden explains, "Most songs pass through our lives and are swiftly forgotten. But Pearl Jam is forever.""--
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contains biographical information
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1977-
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Hyden, Steven
Dewey number
782.42166092/2
Index
index present
LC call number
ML421.P43
LC item number
H93 2022
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pearl Jam (Musical group)
  • Alternative rock musicians
  • Grunge music
Target audience
adult
Label
Long road : Pearl Jam and the sound of a generation, Steven Hyden
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Publication
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Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1313669200
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780306826429
Lccn
2022019040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1313669200
Label
Long road : Pearl Jam and the sound of a generation, Steven Hyden
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1313669200
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780306826429
Lccn
2022019040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1313669200

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