In recent years there has been a massive upsurge of interest in nineties music. Triple J's All Time Hottest 100 featured a disproportionate amount of nineties songs headed by Nirvana's classic song: Smells Like Teen Spirit, from which this book draws its title.
In Entertain Us, Craig Schuftan looks at the extraordinary series of events that marked a radical break with the music, fashion and philosophy of the previous decade, a period in time where all that had been underground and marginal burst forth in an explosion of creativity and enthusiasm and hit the mainstream, saturating the airwaves and calling forth a feeding frenzy of gargantuan proportions from multinational record labels.
Chock-ful of the playful and insightful cultural analysis for which Craig is renowned, this book also plumbs the massive and underused historical vaults of the ABC to unearth thousands of interviews with Rock's key players, that allows them to tell the tale of nineties music in their own words --- the voices of Kurt Cobain, Bjork, PJ Harvey, Trent Reznor, Thom Yorke, Kim Deal, Beck and many more echo through this exhilirating book
Not only is this book one of unparalleled genius it is a complete gem for any music lover.
About the Author
Muso and pop philosopher Craig Schuftan has written two previous books: Culture Club and Hey Nietzsche! Leave them Kids Alone. He broadcasts his program Culture Club each week on Triple J. Last year curated The Eighties exhibition for the Powerhouse Museum. He has a fervid online following .
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st June 2012
Publisher: ABC Books
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.7 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.526