By Leslie Simon

What is emo? For starters it is a type of melodic, confessional, or EMOtional punk rock. yet emo is greater than a style of music–it's the defining counterculture move of the '00s. all people HURTS is a reference ebook for emo, tracing its angsty roots the entire approach from Shakespeare to Holden Caufield to contemporary most well liked bands.

there is not anything new approximately that excellent chocolate and peanut butter combination––teenagers and angst. what's new is that emo is the 1st cultural flow born on the web. With the advance of early social networking websites like Make Out membership (whose project is to unite "like–minded nerds, loners, indie rockers, checklist creditors, video avid gamers, hardcore children, and artists via friendship, tune, and infrequently even love") outcast kids had a spot to discover one another and percentage their discomfort, their critiques, and notably, their music–which wasn't on hand on the market on the neighborhood list store.

Authors Leslie Simon and Trevor Kelley lead the reader during the global of emo together with its ideology, song, and model, in addition to its impacts on movie, tv, and literature. With a hearty dose of snark and sarcasm, every body HURTS makes use of diagrams, illustrations, timelines, and step–by–step directions to assist the reader effectively in attaining the final word emo way of life. Or, alternately, train him to identify an emo child around the mall so as to mock him mercilessly.

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