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    DescriptionFinally in paperback, the 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 re-energised American rock with punk rock's d-I-y credo and created music that was deeply personal, often brilliant, always challenging and immensely influential. OUR BAND COULD BE YOUR LIFE is a sweeping chronicle of music, politics, drugs, fear, loathing and faith that is already being recognized as an indie rock classic in its own right. Among the legendary bands featured are: Black Flag, the Minutement, Mission of Burma, Minor Threat, Husker Du, the Replacements, Sonic Youth, Butthole Surfers, Big Black, Dinosaur Jr., Fugazi, Mudhoney and Beat Happening.


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    Title
    Our Band Could be Your Life
    Subtitle
    Scenes from the American Indie Underground
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Azerrad
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 528
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 209 mm
    Thickness: 35 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780316787536
    ISBN 10: 0316787531
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Libri: I-MU
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
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    BISAC V2.8: MUS035000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 540
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25920
    BISAC V2.8: MUS020000
    BIC subject category V2: AVGU
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1990
    BISAC V2.8: MUS000000
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1980
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    DC22: 781.660973
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    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    DC21: 781.660973
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    LC classification: ML3534.3 .A94 2002
    Thema V1.0: AVC, AVLP
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    portraits
    Publisher
    Little, Brown & Company
    Imprint name
    Little, Brown & Company
    Publication date
    03 August 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Michael Azerrad has written for a number of magazines inc. Rolling Stone, revolver and Spin as well a book about Nirvana and another featuring the Seattle music scene. He lives in New York.
    Review quote
    Azerrad has done so much interviewing that the material will be fresh even for those whose lives these bands were. - Village Voice A timely reminder that Cobain and company were merely a key regiment in the motley al-rock army. OUR BAND COULD BE YOUR LIFE narrates, down to the homemade posters and tour van repairs, how these bands gradually built up an audience large enough to make