A Distorted Revolution

Jason Murray

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ISBN: 9781771084932

A Distorted Revolution

How Eric's Trip Changed Music, Moncton and Me

  Author:   Jason Murray    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

In this narrative history and memoir, journalist, musician, and Monctonian Jason Murray follows the rise of the band that put the Maritimes on the map.

Eric’s Trip was a band defined as much by its DIY ethos as its low-fi, discordant music. The four-piece formed in an early-’90s Moncton basement and in a few short years, went from recording themselves on a four-track and selling cassettes at local record stores to signing on Seattle’s Sub Pop records, opening for Sonic Youth, and touring internationally.

Twenty years after the band’s breakup (1996), A Distorted Revolution is the ultimate nostalgia trip. Through personal recollections, interviews with band members and others integral to the early 90s scene, this highly anticipated book offers a rare glimpse inside the band’s formation, success, and ultimate unravelling. Includes over 20 images.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781771084932
Item NB1242
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onMay 24 2017
Language eng
Pages 176
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.5(in) x 5.5(in)
Shipping weight245(g)
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Jason Murray is a journalist, teacher, and writer from Moncton, New Brunswick. His background includes degrees in Journalism and Education from St. Thomas University and a Master's in Fine Arts from King's. He has written for multiple publications, most recently Vice Canada. He's spent the past thirty years trying to learn the subtle art of skateboarding and he's now trying to figure out the mystery behind the drums and bass.

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Author Jason Murray connects the dots between his hometown's perennial underdog status and the independent music community it inadvertently fostered ... Murray's book provides charming intimate insight into Moncton's music scene.
  

At its heart, this is Jason Murray's memoir, but it will remind readers of the passion and self-invention that are the best parts of being young.