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The Sell-In by Craig Mathieson

The Sell-In by Craig Mathieson

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The Sell-In

How the music business seduced alternative rock

by Craig Mathieson

Allen & Unwin, 2000, ISBN 1865084123, black and white photographic plates, black and white photographs, paperback

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing to edges and corners (See photographs)

This is a who's who of contemporary Australian rock that charts the way 'alternative' music went from being an unwanted, unloved sideshow at the start of the 1990s to being the new mainstream. All the key bands in this country fall to varying degrees, under the alternative banner. All of them were struggling ten years ago, now they're all touring the world. In the 1990s an entire generation of independent minded musicians and those who struggled alongside them in their shared subculture were elevated into the mainstream, some prospered, others burnt out or simply faded away. This is a compelling story full of fun things: sex, drugs, rock & roll, ego trips, fist fights, double crosses...


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