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Description - Touch Me, I'm Sick by Charles Peterson

Poised at the epicenter of an explosive underground scene, photographer Charles Peterson witnessed the birth of a brash new era of music that grabbed the world by its throat and refused to let go. Grunge, the bastard child of 60s garage and 70s punk, revived the original, gritty spirit of rock and roll- rebellion ain't pretty, but it sure is fun. Featuring ninety-two photographs eighty of them never-before-published spanning sixteen years, Touch Me I'm Sick, Peterson's third monograph, documents the raw power of live performances by the soon-to-be-famous artists and their dedicated fans. Yet Peterson's photographs don't rely on the cult of celebrity to tell this compelling tale of angst, anxiety, and acoustics. Rather, they capture the cathartic ritual between musician and fan played out in seedy clubs reeking of sweat and stale beer. Bored, alienated youth with nothing better to do than bash their instruments and mosh their bodies in a barrage of sound, song, and furious energy are captured through Peterson's signature style of wide-angle intimacy, swirling lights, and strange sense of grace. Peterson creates timeless, artistic imagery out of this swiftly passing frenzy, and sh

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781576873915
ISBN-10: 1576873919
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 160mm x mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: powerHouse Books,U.S.
Publisher: powerHouse Books,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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