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Gimme Indie Rock: 500 Essential American Underground Rock Albums 1981-1996

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The ultimate guide to one of the most revered periods and movements in American rock history.

The 1980s are one of the most ridiculed and parodied epochs in popular musicâ??what with all the skinny lapels, synthesizers, spandex, and Aqua Net. However, music fans in the know recognize that beneath the glossy veneer broiled a revolutionary movement of self-directed, anti-cor
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published September 15th 2014 by Voyageur Press
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Brandon
Oct 23, 2014 Brandon rated it really liked it
Fun browsing and reading about bands I know and don't know. Love the inclusion of The dB's, The Feelies, Tortoise, Built to Spill, The Sea and Cake and Sunny Day Real Estate. Some relatively lesser known texas rock as well via the Trance Syndicate label. I'm not sure the 'essential' tag applies to all here, but very cool to see one man's take. My shopping list now includes Archers of Loaf, Halo Benders, Tree People, and The Embarrassment amongst probably too many others. Some bands that I think ...more
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Very enjoyable book that contained so many of my personal favourites and omitted some yet also included a bunch I've never even heard of that i now want to sample.
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