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Your Band Sucks free pdf A memoir charting thirty years of the American indie rock underground by a musician who was at its center Jon Fine spent nearly thirty years performing and recording with bands that played aggressive and challenging underground rock music, and, as he writes, at no point were any of those bands ever threatened, even distantly, by actual fame. Yet when the members of his 1980s post-hardcore band Bitch Magnet came together for an unlikely reunion tour in 2011, diehard fans traveled from far and wide to attend their shows, despite creeping middle-age obligations of parenthood and 9-to-5 jobs. Their devotion was testament to the remarkable staying power of indie culture. In indie rock s pre-Internet glory days, bands like Bitch Magnet, Black Flag, Mission of Burma, and Sonic Youth operating far outside commercial radio and major label promotion attracted fans through word of mouth, college DJs, record stores, and zines. They found glory in all-night recording sessions, shoestring van tours, and endless appearances in grimy clubs. Some bands with a foot in this scene, like REM and Nirvana, eventually attained mainstream success. Many others, like Bitch Magnet, were beloved only by the most obsessed fans of the time. "Your Band Sucks "is an insider s look at that fascinating, outrageous culture how it emerged and evolved, how it grappled with the mainstream and vice versa, and its odd rebirth in recent years as countless bands reunited, briefly and bittersweetly. With backstage access to many key characters on the scene and plenty of wit and sharply worded opinion Fine delivers a memoir that affectionately yet critically portrays an important, heady moment in music history. Praise for "Your Band Sucks" Everything a cult-fave musician s memoir should be: It s a seductively readable book that requires no previous knowledge of the author, Bitch Magnet or any other band with which he s played. Janet Maslin, "The New York Times" "" Jon Fine has produced as evocative a portrait of the underground music scene as any wistful, graying post-punk could wish for. "The Atlantic""

About Jon Fine

Jon Fine is the executive editor of "Inc." magazine. As a guitarist in Bitch Magnet, Coptic Light, and Don Caballero, among others he s performed around the world and appeared on MTV. As a writer, Fine s long-running "BusinessWeek" column Media Centric won both American Society of Business Publication Editors and National Headliner awards, and his work for "Food

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Author : Jon Fine
Publisher : Penguin Books
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ISBN : 014310828X
EAN : 9780143108283
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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