The First Three Songs....
Is a one of a kind coffee table book with 220 pages of live concert images with over 350 photos taken over 5 Decades. Many never seen before. Some musicians featured are The Grateful Dead, Neil Young, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Tom Petty, and The Rolling Stones.
Case-bound Hardcover Book
Hand signed by Steve Schneider
9.25" x 12.25" with landscape orientation
High quality acid-free matte paper
Spot varnished on the photos to make them stand out
1995-5-25 Memorial Stadium, Seattle
1976-10-10 Oakland Coliseum
1977-2-26 Swing Aud., San Bernardino
1977-12-31 Winterland Arena, SF
1981-3-6 Stanley Theatre, Pittsburg
1983-5-13 Greek Theatre, Berkeley
1988-10-24 Seattle Coliseum
2010-6-11 The Gorge, George, WA
2011-10-28 Moore Theatre, Seattle
2005-4-24 Key Arena, Seattle
2002-10-19 Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
2009-7-5 Key Arena, Seatttle
2015-10-4 WAMU Theatre, Seattle
Neil Young and The Promise of Real
1982-2-11 Seattle Coliseum
I was honored to accomplish the design and production of Steve Schneider’s new book, “The First Three Songs”. I was of course already familiar with a number of Steve's classic images such as Jerry looking straight at you from Santa Barbara ’78 and New Years at Winterland, and many others. But I was amazed at the breadth of his work, from early ‘70s Neil Young to grunge heros, Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam to David Bowie and the Rolling Stones. His images of Kurt Cobain and Chris Cornell are especially compelling. We have five decades of concert photography for you to enjoy. Thank you Steve!
Steve’s work embodies a really nice and special slice of Pop Culture - Rock & Roll history. ~
Jeffrey Moose Gallery
Steve Schneider’s career
has crossed the Centuries, from acid and country rock to blues and grunge and
back. His list of noteworthy shots is a who’s who roll call from our collective
Steve’s photos uniquely bring to life the performer, the moment, and capture the energy in a wonderful way.
I am blown away by your book Steve!Some of the photos even brought tears to my eyes. And that is not easy these days.Thanks again for all your skill, effort and obvious love of live performances.
I LOVE this book! You really feel like you’re sitting in the front row at each concert. This is a great testament to all of your years of hard work.
See you soon I hope –
All best, Wendell
Wendell Eckholm / President
oops, I totally forgot to send you my critique of the book.
I love it, thanks for publishing it. One of the best things about it was the consistent high-quality photography. I like the number and variety of the artists, from Nirvana to Hot Tuna.
A problem your book has caused: I'm spending more time leafing through the it, that I'm not getting anything done. Well done Steve
Just got my copy of your new book. I just have to comment that it's easily one of the best photo books I've ever seen. Page after page of images I've never seen before, each one with a story to tell.
Thanks, brother!! :)
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The Stories Behind The Photos
2015-10-4 WAMU Theatre, Seattle
The day of the show, a good friend called and said that he has an extra ticket for the show. As he was coming down to pick me up, Neil's office called and said that I had a pass for the show. I got my gear ready and my friend came by and we headed out. When I got to the show I found out that I had only one battery for my cameras. Lucky, I could change battery between cameras since I can only shoot one at at a time. I also got to watch the show without taking my gear back to the car. This was the first time in a while that I got to do this. It was a great show.