Taking Punk to the Masses

Fans of punk music should pick up Taking Punk to the Masses: From Nowhere to Nevermind. The book is the print companion to the exhibition of the same name at Seattleā€™s Experience Music Project. While that exhibition focuses more on Nirvana though, this book chronicles the broader punk movement in the Pacific Northwest in the 70s and 80s. It takes 100 objects from the exhibition and puts them into the broader context of the punk movement at that time. The book combines show posters, photos and testimonials interspersed with oral histories from bands like Mudhoney and Screaming Trees, to other participants, like Sub Pop founders Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman. Understand the stories behind the music and enjoy your punk rock even more. The book also comes up an exclusive dvd. Pick up the book/dvd for $20 at Amazon. Check out an excerpt from the dvd below.

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