Today, the Onion A.V. Club asks, Are oral histories a good way to write about music? (My answer: definitely not as often as many writers and editors seem to think.) The piece, pegged to today’s release of Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal by my friends Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman, gives a nice shout-out to my book, Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge:
Everybody Loves Our Town is an oral history, and it’s about the Seattle grunge scene. It’s also a fantastic work of journalism, one that punctures a lot of the mythology surrounding the town and sound that Nirvana supposedly built (but really didn’t). Besides giving a soapbox to various grunge-era lunatics and movers-and-shakers alike, it’s not afraid to show some of its subjects contradicting each other. Or in the case of Courtney Love, lashing out at Yarm as he interviews her.
Check out the Louder Than Hell Tumblr here. \m/