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

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

byMichael Azerrad

Paperback | July 2, 2002

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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, Hüsker Dü, Fugazi, Minor Threat, Mudhoney, The Replacements, Beat Happening, and Dinosaur Jr.
I grew up in New York State. When I was seven, entranced by the three tom-tom thumps that announce the chorus of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," I started playing drums in rock bands. My first rock concert was Three Dog Night - my grandfather took me. I got into punk rock on May 8, 1977, the day I got both Television's Marquee Moon an...
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Title:Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.38 inPublished:July 2, 2002Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316787531

ISBN - 13:9780316787536

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 13

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Secret History Of '90s Alternative Michael Azerrad takes several short bios of various virtually unknown bands and combines them into the single narrative of '80s underground. An excellent and informative read for fans of these groups, or just fans of music in general.
Date published: 2017-02-28