Steve Turner with Adem Tepedelen
Mud Ride: A Messy Trip Through the Grunge Explosion
The defining story of the grunge explosion from a founding member of Mudhoney, the band that made it all possible.
Until now, there has been no firsthand telling of the Seattle music scene from a musician who was there for it all. Steve Turner, guitarist of Mudhoney, one of the first grunge bands, has inspired countless musicians and bands from Kurt Cobain to Pearl Jam. In Mud Ride, Steve Turner offers an inside look at growing up in Seattle and touring with the likes of Nirvana and Courtney Love. From the beginnings of grunge to the come-down from the highs of success and stardom—this is the story of the once-sleepy Seattle scene becoming Time magazine cover-worthy and what happens when drugs, fame, and untold wealth wreak havoc. Mud Ride features a foreword by Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard and 75 full-color illustrations and photographs throughout. Take a seat and ride through the messy and muddy tightknit grunge scene that grew in Seattle basements and went on to circle the globe.