Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991 by Michael Azerrad

This book provides an in-depth look at the American indie music scene from 1981 to 1991, focusing on 13 influential bands that helped shape and define the genre. Through interviews and analysis, the book explores how these bands navigated the music industry outside of the mainstream, their creative processes, and their impact on future musicians. The bands profiled range from hardcore punk to alternative rock, reflecting the diversity and evolution of indie music during this period.

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