Anahi Baca'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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Jan 31, 2012

really liked it

This book is a must-read for anyone who is or was into indie music. Although it's obviously biased toward tracing a straight line from the early American punk/hardcore into the explosion of bands like Nirvana into the mainstream, it does an excellent job at that. Plus, Azerrad's street cred is solidified by including lesser known and seminal bands like The Minutemen and Mission of Burma (the latter of which I previously knew little about).

Azerrad's strength is his ability to dish serious dirt on the inner working of bands and the people in them while also remaining respectful of the individuals and the contributions that their music made to the indie genre. It's a great read!
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