Everybody Hurts: An Essential Guide to Emo Culture
Leslie Simon, Trevor Kelley | ISBN: 0061195391 | PDF | 256 pages | 2007 | 6 MB
The definitive book of culture, ideology and fashion for emo, a popular form of confessional punk rock. Filled with original artwork, side bars, lists of emo bands, movies and more–this book is a primer for the uninitiated and will be a fan favorite for years to come.
What is emo? For starters it's a form of melodic, confessional, or EMOtional punk rock. But emo is more than a genre of music-it's the defining counterculture movement of the '00s. EVERYBODY HURTS is a reference book for emo, tracing its angsty roots all the way from Shakespeare to Holden Caufield to today's most popular bands.
There's nothing new about that perfect chocolate and peanut butter combination–teenagers and angst. What is new is that emo is the first cultural movement born on the internet. With the development of early social networking sites like Make Out Club (whose mission is to unite "like-minded nerds, loners, indie rockers, record collectors, video gamers, hardcore kids, and artists through friendship, music, and sometimes even love") outcast teens had a place to find each other and share their pain, their opinions, and above all, their music-which wasn't available for sale at the local record store.