Goodbye 20th Century (Large Print 16pt)

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2010 - 660 pages
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Rising from the drug-infested streets of '80s New York City, the incomparable Sonic Youth recorded some of the most important albums in alternative music history and influenced an entire generation of indie rockers. They helped spawn an alternative arts scene of underground films and comics, conceptual art, experimental music, even fashion. More than perhaps any band of their time, they brought art previously considered ''fringe'' into the mainstream - and irrevocably altered the cultural zeitgeist. Based on extensive research, exclusive band interviews, and unprecedented access to unreleased recordings and documents, Goodbye 20th Century is the definitive biography of the Velvet Underground of their generation.
 

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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

Contents

Chapter
3
Chapter 2
47
Chapter 3
93
Chapter 4
138
Chapter 5
208
Chapter 6
259
INFHTRATKDN
297
Chapter 7
299
Chapter 9
380
Chapter 10
427
PARTIk REFUGE Chapter 11
467
Chapter 12
503
Chapter 13
535
Chapter 14
570
ACKNOWHEDGMENTS
593
Index
601

Chapter 8
341

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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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