Goodbye 20th Century: Sonic Youth and the Rise of Alternative Nation

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Portrait, 2008 - Alternative rock music - 422 pages
With full cooperation from Sonic Youth, David Browne has produced an authorised biography of the band renowned for bringing much that was previously considered 'fringe' into the mainstream. As well as interviews with the band and those who have worked for them the book contains previously unpublished photos and artwork.

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Like many books of its kind, this suffers from a "then they recorded this. then they recorded this. then they recorded this..." repetition. Still, I loved reading about the early years of Sonic Youth ... Read full review

Goodbye 20th century: a biography of Sonic Youth

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Venerable New York guitar abusers Sonic Youth have been the cool older siblings to several generations of the indie/underground rock set for over two decades. Despite reveling in the harsh and free ... Read full review

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David Browne is the music critic for Entertainment Weekly and a former reporter for the New York Daily News. His articles on music and popular culture have appeared in Rolling Stone, the New York Times, Mojo, and other publications. A graduate of New York University's journalism program, be is the recipient of a 1996 Music Journalism Award for criticism. He lives in New York City.

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