Your Band Sucks - What I Saw at Indie Rock's Failed Revolution but Can No Longer Hear-logo

Your Band Sucks - What I Saw at Indie Rock's Failed Revolution but Can No Longer Hear

Jon Fine

Jon Fine spent nearly thirty years performing and recording with bands that played various forms of aggressive and challenging underground rock music, and, as he writes in this memoir, at no point were any of those bands "ever threatened, even distantly, by actual fame." Yet when members of his first band, Bitch Magnet, reunited after twenty-one years to tour Europe, Asia, and America, diehard longtime fans traveled from far and wide to attend those shows, which was a testament to the remarkable staying power of the indie culture that the bands predating the likes of Bitch Magnet willed into existence through sheer determination and a shared disdain for the mediocrity of contemporary popular music. Like Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential, Your Band Sucks is an insider's look at a fascinating and ferociously loved subculture. In it, Fine tracks how the indie-rock underground emerged and evolved, how it grappled with the mainstream and vice versa, and how it led many bands to an odd rebirth in the twenty-first century, in which they reunited, briefly and bittersweetly, after being broken up for decades. With backstage access to many key characters in the scene-and plenty of wit and sharply worded opinion-Fine delivers a memoir that affectionately yet critically portrays an important, heady moment in music history.

Jon Fine spent nearly thirty years performing and recording with bands that played various forms of aggressive and challenging underground rock music, and, as he writes in this memoir, at no point were any of those bands "ever threatened, even distantly, by actual fame." Yet when members of his first band, Bitch Magnet, reunited after twenty-one years to tour Europe, Asia, and America, diehard longtime fans traveled from far and wide to attend those shows, which was a testament to the remarkable staying power of the indie culture that the bands predating the likes of Bitch Magnet willed into existence through sheer determination and a shared disdain for the mediocrity of contemporary popular music. Like Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential, Your Band Sucks is an insider's look at a fascinating and ferociously loved subculture. In it, Fine tracks how the indie-rock underground emerged and evolved, how it grappled with the mainstream and vice versa, and how it led many bands to an odd rebirth in the twenty-first century, in which they reunited, briefly and bittersweetly, after being broken up for decades. With backstage access to many key characters in the scene-and plenty of wit and sharply worded opinion-Fine delivers a memoir that affectionately yet critically portrays an important, heady moment in music history.
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Jon Fine spent nearly thirty years performing and recording with bands that played various forms of aggressive and challenging underground rock music, and, as he writes in this memoir, at no point were any of those bands "ever threatened, even distantly, by actual fame." Yet when members of his first band, Bitch Magnet, reunited after twenty-one years to tour Europe, Asia, and America, diehard longtime fans traveled from far and wide to attend those shows, which was a testament to the remarkable staying power of the indie culture that the bands predating the likes of Bitch Magnet willed into existence through sheer determination and a shared disdain for the mediocrity of contemporary popular music. Like Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential, Your Band Sucks is an insider's look at a fascinating and ferociously loved subculture. In it, Fine tracks how the indie-rock underground emerged and evolved, how it grappled with the mainstream and vice versa, and how it led many bands to an odd rebirth in the twenty-first century, in which they reunited, briefly and bittersweetly, after being broken up for decades. With backstage access to many key characters in the scene-and plenty of wit and sharply worded opinion-Fine delivers a memoir that affectionately yet critically portrays an important, heady moment in music history.

Language:

English

Length:

10h 24m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

14:24


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

37:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

26:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

29:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

42:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

33:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

33:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

29:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

26:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

53:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:18


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:02