Corporate rock sucks : the rise and fall of SST records /

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Ruland, Jim,


Hachette Books,, New York , United States, p.vii, 422 pages : (2022)



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(OCoLC)fst00806181, (OCoLC)fst01084153, (OCoLC)fst01091560, 20th century., Alternative rock music, Alternative rock music., bisacsh, États-Unis, fast, Histoire et critique., History, History and criticism., MUSIC / History & Criticism., Punk (Musique), Punk rock music, Punk rock music., Record labels, Record labels., Rock alternatif, United States


"In 'Corporate Rock Sucks,' music journalist Jim Ruland relays the unvarnished story of SST Records, from its remarkable rise in notoriety to its infamous downfall. With records by Black Flag, Minutemen, Hüsker Dü, Bad Brains, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, Screaming Trees, Soundgarden, and scores of obscure yet influential bands, SST was the most popular Indie label by the mid-80s--until a tsunami of legal jeopardy, financial peril, and dysfunctional management brought the empire tumbling down. Throughout this investigative deep-dive, Ruland leads readers through SST's tumultuous history and epic catalog. Featuring never-before-seen interviews with the label's former employees, as well as musicians, managers, producers, photographers, video directors, and label heads, 'Corporate Rock Sucks' presents a definitive narrative history of the '80s punk and alternative rock scenes, and shows how the music industry was changed forever"--Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-403), discography (pages 367-378) , and index.SST vs. Bomp! -- SST vs. Hollywood -- SST vs. the Media -- SST vs. MCA -- SST vs. Unicorn -- SST vs. Hardcore -- SST vs. College Radio -- SST vs. Death -- SST vs. New York -- SST vs. MTV -- SST vs. the Northwest -- SST vs. Negativland -- SST vs. Techno -- SST vs. History.