'Mark Yarm has assembled the gospels of grunge music.'
'A deeply funny story, as well as a deeply sad story - the glorious nineties moment when a bunch of punk rock bands from Seattle accidentally blew up into the world's biggest noise.' --Rob Sheffield, author of Talking To Girls about Duran Duran
'A definitive, irreplaceable chronicle of one of rock 'n' roll's greatest eras. It should sit tall on any rock lover's bookshelf.' --Neal Pollack, author of Never Mind the Pollacks
'A very noble record of the grunge scene - and an excellent addition to the growing library of oral history music books.' --Legs McNeil, co author of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk
'As a child of grunge - who spent a humiliating chunk of the 1990s in an Alice in Chains t-shirt - I loved this book.'
--Amanda Petrusich, author of It Still Moves
'Mark Yarm has assembled the gospels of grunge.' --Chuck Palahniuk
'Exhilirating ... a story that is hilarious and tragic and utterly gripping ... The rise of grunge was a part of the music industry's last hurrah and this book skilfully documents the inside story of that one final, fantastically excessive thrash.' --Rob Fitzpatrick, SUNDAY TIMES
'[A] lively, funny, melancholy and exhaustive oral history ... For all its eventual compromise and dissolution, Seattle was briefly an exhilarating pop cultural moment to rank with the greats. Yarm's labour of love has well and truly done it justice.' --Phil Harrison, TIME OUT
'A flannel-shirted soap opera ... The great virtue of Yarm's babel of voices is that it allows scores of other stories to be told and retold without judgment. You, the reader, can believe what you want to believe.' --Dorian Lynskey, OBSERVER
'Yarm ensures grunge's many tragedies never drown out the often sublime music that surfaced from this rainy burgh.'
--Stevie Chick, MOJO ****
'A timely account ... [with] vivid, foul-mouthed anecdotes of rivalry, excess and despair.' -- Arthur House, Sunday Telegraph Books of the Year >> '[A] Herculean work of interviewing and editing which gives everyone a voice ... Yarm collates colourful, competing memories with some droll juxtapositions ... Yarm leaves the reader full of empathy for young men and women swept up in a cultural moment they couldn't control.' --Dorian Lynskey, Guardian