Temperature’s Rising: An Oral and Visual History of Galaxie 500

by Mike McGonigal, Naomi Yang

Don’t Let Our Youth Go to Waste is a fascinating oral history of one of American indie rock’s most enduring and influentialacts.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.14 out of 5
  • Published May 7th 2013 by Yeti Publishing
  • ISBN: 1891241567 (ISBN13: 9781891241567)
  • Edition Language: English
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Don’t Let Our Youth Go to Waste is a fascinating oral history of one of American indie rock’s most enduring and influential acts. Slow, deliberate and deceptively simple, the music of Boston-based band Galaxie 500 was wonderfully at odds with the prevailing underground sounds of the mid-to-late-1980s. The primary contributors are the three band members — Naomi Yang, Damon Krukowski, and Dean Wareham — but dozens of people were interviewed in all — fellow musicians and record business folks, music critics, and scenesters. This book provides a complex, sometimes contentious account of the band’s rise to indie stardom and their acrimonious breakup — a multiperspectival view of the events Wareham describes in his acclaimed memoir, Black Postcards. It also includes dozens of rare and never-before-seen photographs, as well as posters and other ephemera from the collections of the band members and their friends and colleagues.