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Our Band Could Be Your Life by Michael Azerrad

Our Band Could Be Your Life by Michael Azerrad

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Our Band Could Be Your Life

Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991

by Michael Azerrad

Little, Brown and Company, 2001, [First Edition], ISBN 0316063797, lightly illustrated with black and white photographs, hardcover, dustjacket

Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear (See photographs)

“Michael Azerrad’s Our Band Could Be Your Life vividly traces the arc of the American indie underground in the Eighties, from obscure beginnings to the point a decade later when the mainstream sat up and took notice.  Beginning with the pioneering, notorious punk band Black Flag, the story continues with the Minutemen, Mission of Burma, Minor Threat, Husker Du, the Replacements, Sonic Youth, Butthole Surfers, Big Black, Dinosaur Jr, Fugazi, Mudhoney, and Beat Happening, among others,  Without major label support, these bands depended on resourcefulness, creativity, and an all-powerful sense of community to survive.
Featuring scores of interviews with band members, label heads, and others within the inner circle, Our Band Could Be Your Life is the first book to delve deeply into the gritty realities of life on music’s cutting edge in the Eighties, a time when setting one’s dights low was virtually a political statement.”


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