Mike McGonigal and Naomi Yang "Galaxie 500 - Temperature's Rising" Book (2022)
Details: Mike McGonigal and Naomi Yang, "Galaxie 500 - Temperature's Rising: An Oral and Visual History" Book (2022, 20/20/20, reissue). 0.6" H x 9.9" L x 7.9" W, 192 pages. A reissue of the 2013 out-of-print Yeti-published book.
Description: "An oral and visual history by Mike McGonigal with visual archive and commentary by Naomi Yang."
Grade: M (new stock)
Full Description: "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 late 1980s and early 1990s. Formed in 1987, the band split up in 1991 after releasing three acclaimed albums--Today, On Fire and This Is Our Music--as well as a Peel Sessions recording. The primary contributors to this long-unavailable history of the band are the three band members--bassist/vocalist Naomi Yang, drummer Damon Krukowski, and guitarist/vocalist Dean Wareham--but dozens of people were interviewed in all, including fellow musicians, record business folks, music critics and scenesters. Galaxie 500: Temperature's Rising provides a complex, sometimes contentious account of the band's rise to indie stardom and their acrimonious breakup. It also includes dozens of rare and never-before-seen photographs, as well as posters and other ephemera from the personal collection of Naomi Yang, who provides a running commentary to the images. This is the definitive book about Galaxie 500 and a crucial chapter in the story of indie rock."
Author: "Metro Times music editor Mike McGonigal has written about music since 1984 when he started the fanzine Chemical Imbalance at age sixteen with money saved from mowing lawns in Florida. He's since written for Spin, Pitchfork, the Village VOICE, and Artforum. He's been a museum guard, a financial reporter, a bicycle burrito delivery person, and an editor at Amazon.com. He's written two small books (about My Bloody Valentine and Galaxie 500); edited the art journal YETI; and produced dozens of compilation records for record labels like Mississippi, Homestead, and Honest Jons."
Press: "... highly anticipated oral history re-release with text by noted music journalist Mike McGonigal, who interviewed not just the members of the band, but dozens of fellow musicians, critics, and others from the scene. The book is filled with rare and never-before-seen photographs, posters, and ephemera from Yang's personal collection, which she describes in a running commentary." Artbook.com
"Used copies were hitting $125 and more online, so we figured it was about time to reissue the ultimate Galaxie 500 book, Temperature's Rising: An Oral and Visual History." Damon & Naomi