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Michael Azerrad Quotes

Im not sure I ever try to make a case for the music. I mean, sometimes the music isnt even that good. I just tell the bands stories; if I describe the music, its to explain how it moved the overall story along.
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I have this theory, bands with enigmatic lyrics attract crazies.

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I'm always very careful to make the distinction between music criticism and music journalism. A lot of people don't. But criticism doesn't require reporting. You can write criticism at home in your underwear. On the other hand, journalism takes legwork - you have to get out there and see things and talk to people.

— Michael Azerrad

Just as not all popular albums are wonderful, not all wonderful albums are popular.

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I would roll out of bed and immediately start working, and keep working until it was so late at night that I couldn't stay awake anymore. Then I'd go to sleep and wake up the next morning and do the same thing all over again. I did that every day for three years.

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The American indie underground made music for like-minded people who thought for themselves. Thinking for yourself is intrinsically subversive.

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The most surprising and rewarding chapter to write was the Butthole Surfers chapter. I'd always thought of them as a bunch of drug-addled reprobates - which maybe they were - but it turned out to be more complicated than that.

— Michael Azerrad

People shared everything: information, equipment, their floors, whatever. There was strength in unity.

— Michael Azerrad

I'm not sure I ever try to make a case for the music. I mean, sometimes the music isn't even that good. I just tell the band's stories; if I describe the music, it's to explain how it moved the overall story along.

— Michael Azerrad

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