Temperature's Rising: An Oral History of Galaxie 500

Temperature's Rising: An Oral History of Galaxie 500

by Mike McGonigal
     
 

Don't Let Our Youth Go to Waste is a fascinating oral history of one of American indie rock's most enduring and influential acts. Slow, deliberate and deceptively simple, the music of Boston-based band Galaxie 500 was wonderfully at odds with the prevailing underground sounds of the mid-to-late-1980s. The primary contributors are the three band members —

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Don't Let Our Youth Go to Waste is a fascinating oral history of one of American indie rock's most enduring and influential acts. Slow, deliberate and deceptively simple, the music of Boston-based band Galaxie 500 was wonderfully at odds with the prevailing underground sounds of the mid-to-late-1980s. The primary contributors are the three band members — Naomi Yang, Damon Krukowski, and Dean Wareham — but dozens of people were interviewed in all — fellow musicians and record business folks, music critics, and scenesters. This book provides a complex, sometimes contentious account of the band's rise to indie stardom and their acrimonious breakup — a multiperspectival view of the events Wareham describes in his acclaimed memoir, Black Postcards. It also includes dozens of rare and never-before-seen photographs, as well as posters and other ephemera from the collections of the band members and their friends and colleagues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781891241567
Publisher:
Verse Chorus Press
Publication date:
05/07/2013
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
994,033
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Mike McGonigal is the editor of music and arts magazine YETI and the author of Loveless (33 1/3/Continuum Books).

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