How the Music Biz Used the Death of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain to Revise Music History and Cash in on Grunge
This week Nate is joined by Author, Adam Caress, to discuss his book, “The Day Alternative Music Died: the Struggle between Art and Money for the Soul of Rock”.
In this episode, Adam makes the case that the death of Kurt Cobain led to an instant revision of music history, and attempts to remind us of what the actual state of “alternative” music was in the halcyon days of the early 1990s before “grunge” was codified as a simple to copy formula that was relentlessly promoted by the music industry.
Next week, Author, Peter Doggett, joins Nate for the first of two episodes discussing his book “Electric Shock: Recorded Music from the Gramophone to the iPhone”.
Hosted by longtime rock and roll fan and sportswriter Nate Wilcox, "Let It Roll" is a series of in-depth interviews with Ed Ward about his book, The History of Rock and Roll, Volume 1: 1920-1963. Ward was the official rock and roll historian for NPR’s Fresh Air for 30 years, and is a former editor of Rolling Stone, writer for Crawdaddy, and Cream.