Noise from the Underground

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Simon & Schuster, 1996 - Music - 160 pages
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This ultimate tour of the hottest musicians in rock today--introduced by a red hot star--features the magnificently illustrated history of more than 60 bands, including Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam. 70 full-color photos. 50 duotones.

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User Review  - Aaron - Goodreads

A lot of cool pictures of popular rock bands. That's why this isn't one-star. No substance. No new information. Totally disposable. Pseudo-journalism at its finest. Read full review

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User Review  - Anne Thessen - Goodreads

Great photos and information. Read full review

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Michael Levine spent a total of 25 years working undercover for four federal agencies. As an agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration for 23 years, Levine would ultimately bring about the arrests of approximately 3,000 criminals, by posing as priests, Colombian and Puerto Rican drug merchants, and a mob leader. In this manner, he was able to corral millions of drug money dollars. As a Jew growing up in a Hispanic neighborhood in South Bronx, New York City, Levine grew up pretending to be Puerto Rican and speaking fluent Spanish. Despite a couple of pre-adulthood arrests, he joined the U.S. Air Force. Later came marriage and the earning of an accounting degree at Hofstra University, an education financed through tending bar and playing saxophone. After graduation, he moved to the U.S. Treasury Department; this was followed by a stint in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. Michael Levine survived impersonating drug dealers but he also faced the drug wars at home. He tried to get his brother David to kick the heroin habit by having him move into his home with Levine, his wife, and his family, but David would later commit suicide. Levine's daughter faced drug trouble as well. She was removed from the family through a court petition, but she later rejoined them. Michael Levine has chronicled life as a federal agent in such books as Deep Cover. He enjoys walks with his wife Laura Kavanu and dog in Ulster County, N.Y.

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