Our Band Could Be Your Life by Michael Azerrad audiobook

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

By Michael Azerrad
Read by Michael Azerrad  and various narrators

Little, Brown & Company 9780316063791
21.11 Hours Unabridged
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This is the story of the musical revolution that happened right under the nose of the Reagan Eighties—when a small but sprawling network of bands—including Black Flag, the Minutemen, Sonic Youth, and Beat Happening—along with labels, fanzines, radio stations, and other subversives, re-energized 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 are 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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Summary

Summary

This is the story of the musical revolution that happened right under the nose of the Reagan Eighties—when a small but sprawling network of bands—including Black Flag, the Minutemen, Sonic Youth, and Beat Happening—along with labels, fanzines, radio stations, and other subversives, re-energized 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 are 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“One of the best books yet on punk, college, or indie rock and the roots of the alt-rock juggernaut.” Booklist
“More than just an invaluable source of knowledge…offers a glimpse into the angry, spirited us-against-the-world thump of the Minor Threats…and Husker Dus.” Austin Chronicle
“Azerrad crisscrosses the American landscape of nineteen-eighties ‘underground’ rock music…[and] profiles thirteen bands that came of age before Nirvana closed the gap between alternative rock and the mainstream market, and the best stories here are the most marginal…Azerrad does a fine job of demonstrating how the post-punk prime movers of the eighties echoed the original rock-and-rollers of the fifties—springing from a complacent political climate to reject the sentimental excesses of the music that preceded them.” New Yorker

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Author

Author Bio: Michael Azerrad

Author Bio: Michael Azerrad

Michael Azerrad is an American author, music journalist, editor, and musician. A graduate of Columbia University, he has written for publications such as Spin, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times. His 1993 biography Come as You Are: The Story of Nirvana was named by Q as one of the fifty greatest rock books ever written. His 2001 book Our Band Could Be Your Life, a collection of profiles on prominent indie rock bands, received similar critical acclaim.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Music
Runtime: 21.11
Audience: Adult
Language: English