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Our Band Could Be Your Life by Michael Azerrad
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Jul 03, 11

bookshelves: music, reference
Read in January, 2004

Bought this in my mid teens as i wanted to read about the histories of Sonic Youth, Minor Threat, Black Flag and Fugazi (the latter of these 4 bands i never actually read in full). Azerrad champions these bands as heroes of the American underground scene of the time who would later pave the way for a trio of Seattle, Washington natives called Nirvana (i've never heard of them either).

For 3 years i read this book on a somewhat regular basis and eventually read the backgrounds and histories of some of the other bands (Dinosaur Jr, Minutemen, Butthole Surfers, Replacements etc) and i could attribute reading these backgrounds to having an influence in finally checking out and enjoying these bands in later years...well, except for the Butthole Surfers, they've never really done it for me.

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