Our Band Could Be Your Life

Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991

    • 4.6 • 26 Ratings
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Publisher Description

The definitive chronicle of underground music in the 1980s tells the stories of Black Flag, Sonic Youth, The Replacements, and other seminal bands whose DIY revolution changed American music forever.
Our Band Could Be Your Life 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 re-energized American rock with punk'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 is an indie rock classic in its own right.
The bands profiled include:
Sonic YouthBlack FlagThe ReplacementsMinutemenHusker DuMinor ThreatMission of BurmaButthole SurfersBig Black FugaziMudhoneyBeat HappeningDinosaur Jr.

GENRE
Arts & Entertainment
RELEASED
2012
December 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
528
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown and Company
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
7.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Colorado Charlie ,

Very good book

Must read for any punk fans

IndieSteve77 ,

Great Bands Featured

Being a huge fan of many of the bands featured I devoured the book as fast as a hardcore song. I enjoyed every band segment and learned good information about the people who make up the bands. The different reasons the bands worked and the reasons why they don’t. The reason I didn’t give 5 stars is some of the segments tended to be on the long side especially if you aren’t really into the band.

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