Thursday, May 27, 2010
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Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder: None Too Fragile Book Review
About the Book: This detailed biography tracks the meteoric rise and tumultuous history of this seminal group and its enigmatic leader, Eddie Vedder. Noted rock chronicler Martin Clarke explores Pearl Jam’s reaction to its massive popularity, its triumphs at the MTV and Grammy awards, its notorious rift with Nirvana, its creative rebirth with the acclaimed album No Code, and its recent chart-topping return to form Backspacer. Extraordinary successes are counterpointed with scandals, personnel changes, band tensions, and substance abuse, all punctuated with revealing photographs. In Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder: None Too Fragile, the author brings to life the band’s captivating story: they're traced from their beginnings amidst Seattle’s grunge underground through the excesses and pressures of superstardom, to the their current incarnation as mature rock heavyweights. Fully revised, this edition features previously unpublished facts and stories as well as an updated, comprehensive discography.
Our Take: I've been a fan of Pearl Jam since the grunge era of the early to mid 1990s. Now, its all a part of music history. I'm ready at 30 years of age to look back during this era of new music that I just can't get into. This book on Pearl Jam was really interesting. It reminds me of the books you'd get at the music shops when I was a kid, like Musicland or Blockbuster Music. Its got tons of images and information on the formation and rise to fame of one of the most notorious bands of the 1990s. Vedder is famous, of course, for fighting the good fight against Ticketmaster back in the day over ridiculous ticket costs. The fans definately appreciated that. This book is great for any Pearl Jam fan or grunge music fan. Its a lot of fun.
How to Buy: Amazon.com
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