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Old 03-04-2023, 05:27 PM   #821 (permalink)
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Default Book recomendation indie related

I recomend you to read this book

Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981–1991 is a book by Michael Azerrad.

It gives us a snapshot of the bands that started to be called Indie, Black Flag
Minutemen , Mission of Burma .Minor Threat
Hüsker Dü . The Replacements , Butthole Surfers,
Big Black ,Dinosaur Jr. , Fugazi and Mudhoney
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Old 03-04-2023, 05:29 PM   #822 (permalink)
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Default Beatles and indie band?

What are your thoughts?
They created their oun label, and make music their way.
there's a divided opinion on this subject what do you think?
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Old 03-05-2023, 05:15 AM   #823 (permalink)
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Well, the Beatles we're shooting for their own independence until they found out they made lousy businessmen. Enter Allen Klein and you can figure out the rest.

No, I don't think the Beatles (or anyone in the late sixties for that matter) saw themselves as indie artists. While they obviously didn't want to be told what to do by the studio (and they were fortunate to have an ally like George Martin), they nonetheless played ball when it came to having an album ready as per their contract. Touring was a bigger problem for them and you may notice much of the best material came after they gave touring up.

So, no, I don't call the Beatles an indie band in the classic sense, though they, along with Dylan and the Beach Boys (or at least Brian Wilson anyway), would be a big influence on the DIY crowd as early as the late seventies.
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