By Kerry L. Smith

ISBN-10: 0313341192

ISBN-13: 9780313341199

ISBN-10: 1440835950

ISBN-13: 9781440835957

Independent rock, referred to as indie rock (rock self reliant of the foremost label corporations), is track devoted to the paintings of rock: it really is adventurous, eclectic, defiant, creative, and restlessly artistic. For over forty years, indie bands have prided themselves at the back-breaking efforts of self-promotion, self-produced albums, do-it-yourself album disguise paintings, or even, for the stalwart artist, self-run list labels. Encyclopedia of Indie Rock chronicles the historical past and improvement indie rock, offering scholars, students, and track fanatics with an intensive review of the musical and cultural phenomenon.

Inside this attractive quantity readers will locate over a hundred and fifty entries at the singers and songwriters, manufacturers, labels, and icons who've formed the style from the standard beginnings of lo-fi home made files within the Sixties throughout the background of professional veterans who mastered the tremendous artwork of staying afloat regardless of each main issue that the cutthroat threw at them.

This paintings additionally incorporates a timeline; a source consultant, along with urged books and articles, sites, and gala's; and indices in either the back and front of the publication to make navigation very easy. valuable and unique analyzing for any indie rock fan who has ever decorated their locker, backpack, or automobile with a band's brand, Smith captures the background and evolution of the circulation during this thorough, illuminating encyclopedia.

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