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Perfect from Now on: How Indie Rock Saved My Life

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TOP FIVE MUSICAL THINGS I HOPE HAPPEN NOW THAT THE ORIGINAL LINEUPS OF THE PIXIES AND DINOSAUR JR. HAVE REUNITED

1. Ian Curtis is resurrected.

2. The Smiths reunite for a private party at my favorite bar.

3. There is a new My Bloody Valentine album.

4. A new Nirvana comes along to blow away all of those fey Duran Duran emulators.

5. Radiohead stops listening to Pink Floyd and starts listening to Black Sabbath.

If you've ever made, or conceived of, a list like this, then look no further for your next book purchase. You have it. In your hands. Please consider it as your next book purchase.

In Perfect From Now On, John Sellers has written a fan's memoir overflowing with humor, self-deprecation, encyclopedic knowledge of musical minutiae, and you should have been there personal anecdotes. Despite vowing never to get caught up in music due to the nuttiness of a Dylan-obsessed father and playground taunts about his preference for Top 40 trash, he found himself powerless to resist the allure of indie rock, the genre that begat the likes of Sonic Youth, Pavement, Built to Spill, and Modest Mouse. When his favorite band, Guided By Voices, called it quits in 2004, Sellers examined his own listening habits, caught a few mind-blowing shows, got drunk with his heroes, and wrote this book — one that is sure to resonate with anybody who has ever obsessed over good music.

Synopsis:

John Sellers was powerless to resist the call of indie rock — once he finally heard it. In this hilarious and revealing memoir, Sellers meticulously charts his transformation from a teenage headbanger rebelling against his Dylan-obsessed father to a thirtysomething fixated on the obscure Ohio band Guided By Voices. Along the way, he commemorates the deaths of Ian Curtis and Kurt Cobain, makes a pilgrimage inspired by the Smiths, and riffs on Pavement and the other raucous bands that have ruled college radio since the 1980s. Packed with compulsively constructed lists, ridiculous formulas, and embarrassing confessions, this is a book for anybody who thinks that corporate rock still sucks.

About the Author

John Sellers is the author of andlt;iandgt;Perfect From Now On: How Indie Rock Saved My Lifeandlt;/iandgt; and has written for andlt;iandgt;GQandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;The Believerandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;The Atlanticandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;The New York Timesandlt;/iandgt;, among many other publications. Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, he currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. For more information, visit johnsellers.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743277099
Author:
Sellers, John
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - General
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Rock
Subject:
Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 photographs
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 7.315 oz

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"Synopsis" by , John Sellers was powerless to resist the call of indie rock — once he finally heard it. In this hilarious and revealing memoir, Sellers meticulously charts his transformation from a teenage headbanger rebelling against his Dylan-obsessed father to a thirtysomething fixated on the obscure Ohio band Guided By Voices. Along the way, he commemorates the deaths of Ian Curtis and Kurt Cobain, makes a pilgrimage inspired by the Smiths, and riffs on Pavement and the other raucous bands that have ruled college radio since the 1980s. Packed with compulsively constructed lists, ridiculous formulas, and embarrassing confessions, this is a book for anybody who thinks that corporate rock still sucks.
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