So says the unofficial curator of rock n roll, Pete Blecha, who chronicles the history of the Seattle rock music scene in his new book Sonic Boom: The History Of Northwest Rock From Louie Louie To Smells Like Teen Spirit (Backbeat Books).
Blecha interviewed more than 500 people who influenced the Seattle sound and at one point he boasted a record collection upwards of 20,000 vinyls.
According to Blecha, I wanted to connect the dots between two songs: the Kingsmens Louie Louie and Nirvanas Smells Like Teen Spirit because they serve as the perfect book ends. But theres nothing so world-shaking about rock n roll that needs to be taught in some kind of curriculum.
He says rock should stay out of classrooms because its not history quite yet, and because itll only create more arrogant music geeks in doing so.
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