Our Band Could be Your Life

Our Band Could be Your Life : Scenes from the American Indie Underground

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Finally 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 138 x 208 x 36mm | 458.13g
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • portraits
  • 0316787531
  • 9780316787536
  • 11,789

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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

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About Michael Azerrad

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.

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