July 2, 2002
July 2, 2002
This is the story of post-punk indie rock in America and the bands whose do-it-yourself ethic paved the way for the grunge phenomenon of the 1990s. Without major label support, these bands depended on resourcefulness and creativity to survive.
From Black Flag to Mudhoney, Michael Azerrad's OUR BAND COULD BE YOUR LIFE is a comprehensive overview of the most influential post-punk bands of the 1980s. Packed with intelligent insights, revealing interviews with key players like Mike Watt of the Minutemen and Firehose and Black Flag's Henry Rollins, and useful analysis of influential bands like Mission Of Burma and Big Black, Azerrad constructs an invaluable road map of '80s indie rock and the bands who laid the foundations, often literally in blood and sweat, for the success of later generations of independent and mainstream punk groups. While most of the seminal indie-rockers Azerrad describes here were huge influences on later performers, few of them enjoyed any significant success; these detail-packed biographies are an acknowledgement of their ideals and spirit.
Sub-Genre: Genres + Styles / Rock, General
- Genre: Music
- Subgenre: General, Genres + Styles / Rock
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Michael Azerrad
- Online Item #: 11339666
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-7418
- ISBN: 9780316787536
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported