Meet Me in the Bathroom

Meet Me in the Bathroom

ISBN
9780571337972
Published
03/08/2017
9780571337972
Format
Paperback
Price
£20.00
Paperback
640

About the Book

A SUNDAY TIMES, ROUGH TRADE, ROLLING STONE, MOJO AND UNCUT BOOK OF THE YEAR
LONGLISTED FOR THE PENDERYN MUSIC BOOK PRIZE

New York, 2001. 9/11 plunges the US into a state of war and political volatility—and heralds the rebirth of the city’s rock scene. As the old-guard music industry crumbles, a group of iconoclastic bands suddenly become the voice of a generation desperately in need of an anthem.

In this fascinating and vibrant oral history, acclaimed journalist Lizzy Goodman charts New York’s explosive musical transformation in the early 2000s. Drawing on over 200 original interviews, Goodman follows the meteoric rise of the artists that revolutionised the cultural landscape and made Brooklyn the hipster capital of cool—including The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem, Interpol, and Vampire Weekend.

Joining the ranks of classics like Please Kill Me, Our Band Could Be Your Life, and Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, Meet Me in the Bathroom is the definitive account of an iconic era in rock-and-roll.

A SUNDAY TIMES, ROUGH TRADE, ROLLING STONE, MOJO AND UNCUT BOOK OF THE YEARLONGLISTED FOR THE PENDERYN MUSIC BOOK PRIZENew York, 2001. 9/11 plunges the US into a state of war and political volatility—and heralds the rebirth of the city’s rock scene. As the old-guard music industry crumbles, a group of iconoclastic bands suddenly become the voice of a generation desperately in need of an anthem.In this fascinating and vibrant oral history, acclaimed journalist Lizzy Goodman charts New York’s explosive musical transformation in the early 2000s. Drawing on over 200 original interviews, Goodman follows the meteoric rise of the artists that revolutionised the cultural landscape and made Brooklyn the hipster capital of cool—including The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem, Interpol, and Vampire Weekend.Joining the ranks of classics like Please Kill Me, Our Band Could Be Your Life, and Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, Meet Me in the Bathroom is the definitive account of an iconic era in rock-and-roll.
  • Lizzy Goodman

    Lizzy Goodman has written about rock and roll, fashion and popular culture for the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Spin, Nylon, Elle, Interview, Out, and NME. She is a regular contributor to New York Magazine and frequently appears on VH1 and NPR.

“This year’s most talked-about music book.”
- Financial Times
“In this wildly entertaining oral history, Lizzy Goodman captures the glamour, excitement and sordid excess of New York's early-2000s, pre-gentrification rock scene. Fame, drugs and, most potently, the internet ruined everything, leaving Goodman's interviewees, including members of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol, and the Strokes themselves, to reflect on their moment in the sun with humour, bitterness and an unusually large dose of honesty.”
- The Times Books of the Year