Goodbye 20th Century (Large Print 16pt)

Front Cover, Limited, Jun 1, 2010 - 660 pages
23 Reviews
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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Review: Goodbye 20th Century: A Biography of Sonic Youth

User Review  - Joe Rodeck - Goodreads

More about the slumps than the highs. I never felt like I got to know Thurston or Kim. It's all like third hand information. Cast of thousands. Lesson of the Day. If in the introduction the author ... Read full review

Review: Goodbye 20th Century: A Biography of Sonic Youth

User Review  - Brendan - Goodreads

As much as I love Sonic Youth, a 400 page biography on the ins and outs of their musical career was not exactly enthralling material. The book is meticulously researched and well written, and the ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

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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