November 29th, 2011

Niceness in the ’90s – An Indie Music Memoir by Jim Miller

Posted in bücher by Dolf

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The author played in Black Angel’s Death Song and Trash Can School and was a promoter for Al’s Bar in Los Angeles. This book is about his personal experiences around the early 90s when out of the underground/punk/hardcore scene a new branch evolved, quickly known as grunge. A music that was partly super boring (because of the rock roots) and certainly stripped itself from alot of ideals of the punk scene – basically a bunch of young (often drug driven) ex-punks trying to be succesfull. But the book is a good and quick read, Miller was behind the scenes and tells a club level look on how this scene started and fell.

So if you are into Hole/Courtney Love, Jane’s Addiction, L7, Tad, Nirvana… this is certainly for you. And even if not, it is still a good read, since he concentrates on the interesting things happening and gives alot of info about what was going on back then. Tons of great storys, about bands, booze, drugs, police, clubs, tours… Rock’n’Roll Los Angeles from 1985 to 1996, but most of the action takes place during the years 1989 through 1992. I was expecting not much from this and was pleasantly surprised, not regretting to have read it at all! 17.- Us $ (dolf)

Isbn 978 0 578 07214 2

[Trust # 150 October 2011]

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