Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie Rock by Jesse Jarnow

By Jesse Jarnow

The first biography of Yo los angeles Tengo, the vastly influential band who all yet outlined indie music.


Yo l. a. Tengo has lit up the indie scene for 3 a long time, a part of an underground revolution that confounded company track conglomerates, eschewed pop radio, and located a 3rd approach. Going behind the curtain of 1 of the main extraordinary eras in American tune heritage, Big Day Coming traces the sufferer upward push of husband-and-wife group Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley, who—over 3 decades—helped forge a spandex-and-hairspray-free route to the worldwide level, promoting hundreds of thousands of documents alongside the way in which and influencing numerous bands.

Using the regularly very important Yo l. a. Tengo as a springboard, Big Day Coming uncovers the heritage of the mythical golf equipment, bands, zines, labels, checklist shops, university radio stations, lovers, and pivotal figures that equipped the infrastructure of the now-prevalent indie rock international. Journalist and freeform radio DJ Jesse Jarnow attracts on all-access interviews and data for enthralling journey via modern track historical past instructed via one in all its such a lot inventive and singular acts.

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Hugo Müller is also mentioned by the contemporary witness Karl Feierabend in an oral history interview file, LArch Berlin, C Rep 902-02-04, no. 41. Die Republik, Die Freiheit, Die Rote Fahne, each article dated 7 February 1919. The first names of his wife and his son were not mentioned, but from the age and last name of the abducted person, we can surmise that it must have been Arno. background, youth, and early union activities: 1880–1913 15 available sources on Richard Müller deal with his political life and impact exclusively; his private and family lives remain largely unknown.

446 as well as Müller 1924a , p. 94 and pp. 72–7. 7 The Reichstag had very limited influence. It controlled the budget, but the chancellor and his cabinet were named by the emperor without any parliamentary influence. 8 See Laschitza 2007, p. 237. 24 chapter 3 1914 was in the party’s pro-war majority and would later head the Weimar government, also came to see the darker side of such party discipline: ‘The absolute discipline of the SPD, celebrated as the most blessed sacrament of the party, is nearly impossible to understand today.

Because the employers were able to divide the workers in their small day-to-day struggles within the factory, even small victories there, to say nothing of broader revolution, understandably appeared remote. Once the lathe operators’ section of the German Metalworkers Union, the DMV, was established in 1904, the Agitation Committee within its Berlin branch 18 19 20 Müller 1915, p. 51. Müller 1913, p. 1. , p. 12. background, youth, and early union activities: 1880–1913 19 was at the forefront of the attempt to win over unorganised workers and to create a unionised core in workshops where collective resistance scarcely existed.

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