Christopher Day's Reviews > Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991

Our Band Could Be Your Life by Michael Azerrad
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Brought back a tremendous amount of nostalgia for music scenes that I was not a part of or didn't hear until long after it was hip. I missed all these bands until I was off to college in the late 80s, I spent the time frame of this book listening to the top 40 or "mainstream alternative" music many of these bands were raging against. The profiles get a little samey as the books goes on (there are only so many ways to tell the same stories of dysfunctional bandmates, low pay, punk living conditions, and big label sellout) but it was an important time in music. It'll make me dig out a bunch of music I haven't listened to in a decade and probably spend a buck or two in iTunes.
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