Nikola Hoffmann Hoffmann itibaren Bajhera Bajheri, Uttar Pradesh 242407, Hindistan
Wow, what a read. The big plus for this tome is that Azerrad spills as much ink on some bands who were slipping off the radar - notably Mission of Burma (at least at the time the hardcover was published, pre-reunion) - and on how he's able to let the story of one band from this geographic region lead into this band from that region... so at the end the reader has an idea of how 6,7,8 different little underground scenes birthed a nationwide network that is still around and supporting interesting artists today. I'd give it a higher rating if there was more new material contained within but most of the quotes are from already published interviews. Still, it is quite a feat to compile such an engaging and spirited survey of one of the few truly American arts. Highly, highly recommended.
Entertaining, book with many historical facts and theories. I got pulled into the action. I love the treasure-hunt and puzzles. Not surprised it became such a big seller.