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Bob Mould's Workbook

Walter Biggins

Walter Biggins is an executive editor at the University of Georgia Press, USA, as well as a freelance writer, based in Atlanta, Georgia. His work has appeared in Glide Magazine, Bookslut, RogerEbert.com, The Comics Journal, Pop Matters, and The Baseball Chronicle, among other periodicals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Daniel Couch

Daniel Couch is a professor of English literature and composition at Chemeketa Community College, USA and the editor of What, Where, How: The Practical Handbook for College Writers. His work has appeared in Tape Op Magazine, One Week // One Band, and the Quietus, among others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

33 1/3 Books

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...In 1989, Bob Mould took a left turn. Already legendary before his 30th birthday for his noise-and-nuance work in Hüsker Dü, Mould had recently walked away from his old band. He re-emerged with his debut solo album: Workbook. Filled...

Fugazi's In on the Kill Taker

Joe Gross

Joe Gross has written for Spin, Rolling Stone, the Village Voice, the Washington City Paper, Radio On, and more. He covers culture, popular and un-, for the Austin American-Statesman, among other places, and lives with his family in Austin, TX, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

33 1/3 Books

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...By June 1993, when Washington, D.C.’s Fugazi released their third full-length album In on the Kill Taker, the quartet was reaching a thunderous peak in popularity and influence. With two EPs (combined into the classic CD 13 songs) and two...
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...When the Afghan Whigs signed to Sub Pop Records in 1989, it helped establish the growing grunge and alternative rock trends as transnational rather than isolated in the Pacific Northwest. Formed in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1986 by Greg Dulli...

The Afghan Whigs' Gentlemen

Bob Gendron

Bob Gendron is the Music Editor for TONEAudio magazine and a veteran music journalist. He’s also a regular contributor to the Chicago Tribune and DownBeat, and co-author of Nirvana: The Complete Illustrated History. He lives in his hometown of Chicago with his two beloved dogs, roots for the Blackhawks and White Sox, plays hockey, and loves great beer. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2008

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...In the absence of love, there is loneliness, sorrow and desperation. And that’s where I come in.“ --Greg Dulli, introducing “When We Two Parted” onstage in San Francisco Like no record before or since, Gentlemen is fraught...

Dinosaur Jr.'s You’re Living All Over Me

Nick Attfield

Nick Attfield is lecturer in music at Worcester College, University of Oxford. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

33 1/3 Books

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...Dinosaur Jr, the stereotypical slackers. Mascis, Barlow, Murph (just Murph): three early-twentysomethings still overburdened by a torpid adolescence and a disastrous dress sense. With battered guitar, bass, and kit, they carry around...

Radiohead's OK Computer

Dai Griffiths

Dai Griffiths is Head of the Department of Music at Oxford Brookes University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2004

33 1/3 Books

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...Seemingly granted ‘classic album’ status within days of its release in 1997, OK Computer transformed Radiohead from a highly promising rock act into The Most Important Band in the World – a label the band has been burdened by (and has...

The Pixies' Doolittle

Ben Sisario

Ben Sisario writes about music and culture for The New York Times, teaches at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and is a commentator on the New York public radio station WFUV. He lives in New York City. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2006

33 1/3 Books

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...The Pixies have had a career unlike any other in alternative rock, disappearing as not-quite-the-next-big-things only to become gods in absentia. Doolittle is their knotty masterpiece, the embodiment of the Pixies' abrasive, exuberant...

Liz Phair's Exile in Guyville

Gina Arnold

Gina Arnold is Visiting Professor at the Evergreen State College in Washington, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

33 1/3 Books

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...Although Exile in Guyville was celebrated as one of the year's top records by Spin and the New York Times, it was also, to some, an abomination: a mockery of the Rolling Stones' most revered record and a rare glimpse into the psyche...

Hole

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...Though best known for its lead singer Courtney Love’s behavior and relationship with Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain, Hole paved the way for female-led bands in the grunge era. Love had been living a nomadic lifestyle on the West Coast...