Our Band Could Be your Life

Our Band Could Be your Life

Scenes From the American Rock Underground 1981-1991

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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.

Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9780316247191
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Jan 07, 2014

I like to read this book to remind myself that the real music matters.
Azerrad's work here captures the energy and hard work and fun of
the music that exploded in our lives.
I have to agree with DF whose comment appears here; no better book exists on this subject.

Oct 04, 2010

No better book exists on this subject. Unlike most books about music the writer doesn't sound like a pompous wank, interviews and stories are excellent and the Butthole Surfers chapter greatened my love for the group (a feat I didn't think possible.)

If you are interested in underground music and culture, this book is impossible to put down.


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