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This is the never-before-told story of the musical revolution that happened right under the nose of the Reagan Eighties--when a small but sprawling network of bands, labels, fanzines, radio stations, and other subversives reenergized American rock with punk rock's do-it-yourself credo and created music that was deeply personal, often brilliant, always challenging, and immensely influential. This sweeping chronicle of music, politics, drugs, fear, loathing, and faith has been recognized as an indie rock classic in its own right.
Among the bands profiled: Mission of Burma, Butthole Surfers, The Minutemen, Sonic Youth, Black Flag, Big Black, H?sker D?, Fugazi, Minor Threat, Mudhoney, The Replacements, Beat Happening, and Dinosaur Jr.Baker & Taylor
An authoritative, behind-the-scenes look at thirteen bands that bridged punk and grunge, from Sonic Youth and Minor Threat to the Replacements, explores how these bands refused to conform to the mainstream and created their own record labels, attracted like-minded fans, and launched the grunge movement. 35,000 first printing.