Written by Steve Turner, legendary Mudhoney guitarist and one of the founding fathers of grunge, Mud Ride is a down-and-dirty chronicle of the birth and evolution of the Seattle grunge scene—the punk and misfit kids who met at the amateur skate parks and underground hardcore shows and formed bands together, the musical influences and experiments that shaped the grunge sound, and the story of Turner’s bands, Green River and Mudhoney, which went from flophouse basement shows to selling out stadiums with Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Including inside stories about the key moments, musicians, and albums from grunge’s beginnings to its come-down from the highs of global success, this is the first account of the musical phenomenon that took over the world and continues to inspire musicians and fans today from someone who was there for it all.
Mud Ride features a foreword by Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard and includes never-before-seen photographs and grunge memorabilia. Take a seat and ride through the messy and muddy grunge scene that grew from the basements of the Pacific Northwest to the top of the world.
MUST HAVE FOR FANS: For cult fans of Mudhoney and all things Seattle grunge, this is the perfect book to add to your collection. Turner helped put Sub Pop Records on the map, a label that launched bands like Soundgarden and more. Mudhoney was also one of the first American grunge bands to tour Europe and the UK, laying the groundwork for the worldwide explosion of grunge. Learn more about the ins and outs of the birth of grunge and immerse yourself in '80s and '90s Seattle.
A GREAT GIFT FOR MUSIC LOVERS: For the aspiring musician or anyone wanting to learn more about music history, this is an illuminating look into grunge and Seattle bands that have gone on to become world-famous.
AN ESSENTIAL ROCK HISTORY BOOK: An amazing gift for readers of Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain's Please Kill Me, John Doe and Tom DeSavia's Under the Big Black Sun, and Michael Azerrad's Our Band Could Be Your Life . Anyone wanting to learn more about the history of grunge will delight in this great tell-all read.
• Music lovers, history buffs, and musicians
• Fans of Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Hole, Green River, and more
• Anyone nostalgic for the '80s and '90s pop culture scene
• People obsessed with grunge, rock, musical movements, or Seattle history
• Readers of Please Kill Me, Under the Big Black Sun, Our Band Could Be Your Life, Grunge Is Dead, and Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge
Steve Turner is the guitarist and cofounder of seminal Seattle grunge band Mudhoney.