A Field Guide to Grunge



ISBN: 9781922417190 Category:

Steve Wide


A Field Guide to … delves into music’s most influential genres to uncover the innovators and agitators who changed music history forever.

In A Field Guide to Grunge, Steve Wide explores the dynamic scene that sprung from the ashes of punk and underground metal in America’s Pacific Northwest. From the sludge metal of Melvins and the noise punk of Mudhoney, to the point where Nirvana blew the charts apart, this book examines the artists, albums, music labels, who’s who and hangouts that shaped an alternative scene into a worldwide phenomenon.

Additional information

Weight 420 g
Dimensions 17.8 x 21.8 cm
Publisher name Smith Street Books
Publication date 1 August 2021
Number of pages 96
Format Hardback
Dimensions 17.8 x 21.8 cm
Weight 420 g


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Steve Wide is a DJ and writer who has hosted a long-running British music radio show. He has run many legendary indie and retro club nights and DJ’d for acts including Primal Scream, Happy Mondays, Johnny Marr, Saint Etienne and The Stone Roses. In his radio career, Steve has interviewed countless artists, from Jarvis Cocker and Noel Gallagher to John Lydon and Björk.