Pop Culture Writing Returns

I was not all that interested in the grunge scene when it first hit in the early 1990s: I remember making some of my first drives around my new home of Bloomington, Indiana and hearing the sounds coming out of the radio and thinking to myself, “Sounds like heroin is popular again.” (I’ve never done heroin, but I had listened to enough music from the seventies to know what it sounded like when it became rock music.)

All that noted, I also remember reading some of the great writing on music and musicians and the times that appeared on a regular basis when Rolling Stone was still going strong. Steve Hyden of AV Club has apparently found his inner Dave Marsh and is writing some nice pieces that chronicle the alternative rock scene of the nineties. He already has three essays up: check them out.

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