Michael Azerrad





Michael Azerrad


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Michael Azerrad has written for a number of magazines, including Rolling Stone, Revolver, and Spin. He lives in New York City.

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One fortuitous evening in the autumn of 2000, I walked into the Bowery Ballroom in New York. I was there to see Trans Am. But I happened to get there early and caught the entire set by the opening band. They were all pallid, malnourished guys in black turtlenecks; they looked like characters in a Beckett play or a painting by Egon Schiele. And they were amazing: pounding, odd meter rhythms t...

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“Rock'n'roll is a teenage sport, meant to be played by teenagers of all ages--they could be 15, 25 or 35. It all boils down to whether they've got the love in their hearts, that beautiful teenage spirit... -Calvin Johnson”
Michael Azerrad, Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991

“Just as not all popular albums are wonderful, not all wonderful albums are popular.”
Michael Azerrad

“Los Angeles wasn’t a sun-splashed utopia anymore—it was an alienated, smog-choked sprawl rife with racial and class tensions, recession, and stifling boredom.”
Michael Azerrad, Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991

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