Feb 21, 15
Read from February 16 to 21, 2015
There's a certain nostalgia attached to reading anything from this particular moment in time that pretty much assured my loving this book. I was obsessed with these bands, heard about through zines, records bought through obscure mail order catalogs, too young to see any of them play. But the nature of zine culture and anger that was a big part of the 90's (and really should be a part of any decade with the amount of crap underlying our general consciousness) pretty much shaped my existence as a teenager, and I love it still. The sad parts of this book, in which things fall apart, can never overshadow the way, to me, hearing Bratmobile's "Kiss and Ride" or Heavens to Betsy's "My Secret" for the first time shaped my way of thinking about gender and anger and all of the other things that I still think about today.