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Your Band Sucks Audiobook

Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock's Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear)

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Jon Fine spent nearly 30 years performing and recording with bands that played various forms of aggressive and challenging underground rock music. And, as he writes in this memoir, at no point were any of those bands "ever threatened, even distantly, by actual fame". Yet when members of his first band, Bitch Magnet, reunited after 21 years to tour Europe, Asia, and America, diehard longtime fans traveled from far and wide to attend those shows, which was a testament to the remarkable staying power of the indie culture that the bands predating the likes of Bitch Magnet willed into existence through sheer determination and a shared disdain for the mediocrity of contemporary popular music.Like Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential, Your Band Sucks is an insider's look at a fascinating and ferociously loved subculture. In it, Fine tracks how the indie-rock underground emerged and evolved, how it grappled with the mainstream and vice versa, and how it led many bands to an odd rebirth in the 21st century in which they reunited, briefly and bittersweetly, after being broken up for decades. With backstage access to many key characters in 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.

©2015 Jon Fine (P)2015 Tantor

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"'I don't regret a thing' writes Fine, and neither will readers who live vicariously through the author's eyes and memory." (Kirkus starred review)

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