Ratings : 11834

Review : 595


Published : Jul. 2, 2002

By : Back Bay Books

Language : eng

Paperback : 522 Pages

Published : Jul. 2, 2002

By : Back Bay Books

Language : eng

Paperback : 522 Pages

Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991

11834 Ratings - 595 Review

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, Hüsker Dü, Fugazi, Minor Threat, Mudhoney, The Replacements, Beat Happening, and Dinosaur Jr.



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ABOUT Michael Azerrad

Michael Azerrad has written for a number of magazines, including Rolling Stone, Revolver, and Spin. He lives in New York City.

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