Alternative Rock

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2000 - Music - 837 pages
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(Book). This book looks inside the artists and music that transformed the American and British soundscape of the 1980s and '90s. Scene-setting essays some with interviews of key figures explore alternative rock's primary influences, from Captain Beefheart to Brian Eno, and its many subgenres, from punk to grunge and Brit pop to trip hop. Reviews and profiles cover over 2,000 recordings and more than 500 musicians, such as The Beastie Boys, The Cure, R.E.M., Marilyn Manson, XTC and hundreds more. This comprehensive guide also examines the cultural scenes, technologies and people behind the alternative sound. From the author of Depeche Mode and Never Fade Away: The Kurt Cobain Story .
 

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Contents

A CERTAIN RATIO
140
A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS
141
ADAM AND THE ANTS
142
ADVERTS
146
AFGHAN WHIGS
147
AIR
149
ALIEN SEX FIEND
151
DOT ALLISON
152
KILLED BY DEATH compilation
443
KILLING JOKE
449
KLF
451
KRAMER
453
LA PESTE
455
THOMAS LEER
457
LESS THAN JAKE
459
JACKIE LEVEN
460

MARC ALMOND
153
APHEX TWIN
157
AQUA
159
ART OF NOISE
160
ASH
161
AUTEURS
162
AVENGERS
163
AZTEC CAMERA
164
BAD BRAINS
167
BAD RELIGION
168
CHRIS BAILEY
170
BAILTER SPACE
173
BANANARAMA
174
BAUHAUS
177
BEASTIE BOYS
179
BEAT HAPPENING
181
BECK
182
BELLE AND SEBASTIAN
184
BELLY
185
BEVIS FROND
186
B52s
189
BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE
192
BIG BLACK
194
BIKINI KILL
195
BIM SKALA BIM
196
BIOSPHERE
197
BIRTHDAY PARTY
199
BJÍRK
200
FRANK BLACK
202
BLACK FLAG
203
BLACK 47
205
BLONDIE
206
BLUR
209
BOMB THE BASS
212
BONGWATER
213
BOO RADLEYS
214
BOOMTOWN RATS
215
BOY GEORGE
218
BOYS
219
BILLY BRAGG
220
BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE
222
BROKEN BONES
223
BULLSHIT DETECTOR compilation
224
KATE BUSH
225
BUTTHOLE SURFERS
228
BUZZCOCKS
230
CABARET VOLTAIRE
234
CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN
237
CANDYSKINS
239
CARTER THE UNSTOPPABLE SEX MACHINE
240
CATATONIA
243
CATHERINE WHEEL
244
NICK CAVE
245
CHAINSAW KITTENS
248
CHAMELEONS UK
249
CHARLATANS UK
251
CHELSEA
252
CHEMICAL BROTHERS
254
BILLY CHILDISH
256
CHILLS
259
CHINA CRISIS
261
CHROME
262
CHUMBAWAMBA
265
CHURCH
268
CLASH
270
CLEAN
273
CLOCK DVA
274
COAL CHAMBER
276
COCTEAU TWINS
277
COIL
279
CONSOLIDATED
280
JULIAN COPE
281
ELVIS COSTELLO
284
WAYNE COUNTY
287
COWS
289
CRACKER
290
CRAMPS
291
CRANBERRIES
293
CRASS
294
CREATURES
297
CRIME AND THE CITY SOLUTION
298
CRYSTAL METHOD
299
CULT
300
CULTURE CLUB
303
CURE
304
CURRENT 93
308
DAFT PUNK
311
DANCE HALL CRASHERS
314
DANDY WARHOLS
315
DEAD CAN DANCE
317
DEAD KENNEDYS
318
DEAD OR ALIVE
319
DEATH IN VEGAS
321
DEPECHE MODE
322
DEUTSCHE AMERIKANISCHE FREUNDSCHAFT
325
DEVO
326
DICKIES
328
DIE TOTEN HOSEN
329
DIED PRETTY
331
DINOSAUR JR
332
DISORDER
334
DOCTORS OF MADNESS
335
ANNA DOMINO
337
DRAMARAMA
338
DREAM SYNDICATE
339
DURAN DURAN
341
DURUTTI COLUMN
344
IAN DURY
347
ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN
350
EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN
353
ELASTICA
354
EMF
356
EUGENIUS
357
FAITH NO MORE
358
FAT BOY SLIM
359
FEELIES
361
FELT
363
FIAT LUX
365
FLAMING LIPS
367
FLESH FOR LULU
369
FLIPPER
370
FOETUS
371
FOO FIGHTERS
373
FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
374
FREESTYLERS
376
FRONT 242
377
FUGAZI
378
GADJITS
380
GANG OF FOUR
381
GARBAGE
383
GBH
384
GENE
385
GENE LOVES JEZEBEL
386
GENERATION X
389
LISA GERMANO
390
GERMS
391
GLAMPIRE
392
GOLDFINGER
394
GOMEZ
395
GRANT LEE BUFFALO
398
GREEN DAY
399
GREEN RIVER
401
GUN CLUB
402
LOL HAMMOND
405
HAPPY MONDAYS
408
PJ HARVEY
410
HELIUM
412
ROBYN HITCHCOCK
414
HOLE
417
HOVERCRAFT
418
HUMAN DRAMA
419
HUMAN LEAGUE
420
HUNDRED MILLION MARTIANS
422
H▄SKER D▄
423
IMMACULATE CONSUMPTIVES
425
JAM
428
JANES ADDICTION
430
JAPAN
432
PHILIP JEAYS
434
JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
435
JESUS LIZARD
437
JOAN JETT
438
JOY DIVISION
439
JUMP WITH JOEY
441
LONDON SS
461
LONDON SUEDE
462
LONG BEACH DUB ALLSTARS
464
LOOKOUTS
465
LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH
466
LOVE AND ROCKETS
468
LOVE SPIT LOVE
471
LOW
472
NICK LOWE
473
L7
475
LYDIA LUNCH
476
LUSH
478
KIRSTY MACCOLL
480
MADNESS
481
MAGAZINE
484
MARILYN MANSON
485
MARINE GIRLS
488
MASSIVE ATTACK
489
MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO
491
MEAT PUPPETS
492
MEN THEY COULDNT HANG
494
MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES
495
MINISTRY
496
MINOR THREAT
499
MISFITS
500
MISSION UK
501
MOBY
503
MONKEY MAFIA
505
MORRISSEY
506
MOTHER LOVE BONE
508
BOB MOULD
510
PETER MURPHY
511
MY BLOODY VALENTINE
512
NEDS ATOMIC DUSTBIN
513
NERVOUS EATERS
514
NINE INCH NAILS
517
999
519
NIPPLE ERECTORS
521
NOFX
524
KLAUS NOMI
525
GARY NUMAN
526
SINEAD OCONNOR
530
OASIS
532
OFFSPRING
534
ONLY ONES
535
OPERATION IVY
537
ORB
538
ORBITAL
541
OZRIC TENTACLES
542
PAVEMENT
544
PERE UBU
545
PIXIES
547
PLACEBO
548
POGUES
549
POP GROUP
551
PORNO FOR PYROS
552
PORTISHEAD
553
POSIES
554
PRIMAL SCREAM
556
PRODIGY
557
PSYCHEDELIC FURS
559
PSYCHIC TV
562
PUBLIC IMAGE LTD
564
PULP
566
PUNK LUREX OK
568
PYLON
569
RADIO BIRDMAN
571
RADIOHEAD
573
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
575
RAIN PARADE
576
RAINCOATS
577
RAMONES
579
RANCID
583
RAUNCHETTES
584
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
585
REEL BIG FISH
587
REM
588
REPLACEMENTS
591
BOYD RICE
593
RIDE
595
TOM ROBINSON BAND
596
HENRY ROLLINS
598
ROOGALATOR
600
KEVIN ROWLAND
601
RUNAWAYS
603
RUTS
604
SAINT ETIENNE
605
SCRITTI POLITTI
606
SEX PISTOLS
607
SHAM 69
612
SHONEN KNIFE
614
SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK
615
SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES
617
SISTERS OF MERCY
620
SKINNY PUPPY
622
SKY CRIES MARY
625
SLEEPER
626
SLITS
628
SMASHING PUMPKINS
629
PATTI SMITH
632
TV SMITH
635
SMITHS
637
SOCIAL DISTORTION
639
SOFT BOYS
640
SOFT CELL
641
SONIC YOUTH
643
SOUP DRAGONS
646
SPACE
647
SPAHN RANCH
648
SPEAR OF DESTINY
649
SPECIALS
651
STATE OF GRACE
654
STIFF LITTLE FINGERS
655
STONE ROSES
657
RICHARD STRANGE
659
STRAY CATS
660
JOE STRUMMER
661
STYLE COUNCIL
663
SUGARCUBES
665
SUICIDE
667
SUNDAYS
669
SUPERGRASS
670
SWELL MAPS
671
DAVID SYLVIAN
673
TALKING HEADS
675
TALL DWARFS
678
TEARDROP EXPLODES
679
TEENAGE FANCLUB
681
TELEVISION
682
THEATRE OF HATE
684
THROBBING GRISTLE
685
JOHNNY THUNDERS
687
TINDERSTICKS
689
TOASTERS
690
TOOL
692
ULTRAVOX
695
UNCLE TUPELO
698
UNDERTONES
699
UNDERWORLD
701
U2
703
VERVE
707
VERVE PIPE
708
VIBRATORS
709
VIOLENT FEMMES
710
VIRGIN PRUNES
712
WALL OF VOODOO
714
WATERBOYS
715
WEEN
716
PAUL WESTERBERG
717
WHAT IS THIS?
718
WHITE TOWN
719
ROZZ WILLIAMS
720
WIRE
722
WITCH HAZEL SOUND
725
X
728
XRAY SPEX
730
XTC
731
YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS
735
ZODIAC MINDWARP AND THE LOVE REACTION
737
PRODUCERS LABELS
738
10 Star Album List
817
The Top 40 Singles of the Alternative Era 19752000
818
Index
819
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Dave Thompson is the British born author of over 100 books, largely dealing with rock and pop music (The Fall, Ozzy Osbourne, Rod Stewart, The Sparks and many more), but also covering film, sports, philately, numismatics and erotica. He lives in Newark, Delaware and is married to writer Amy Hanson.

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