Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011 (Paperback)

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Joining the ranks of the classics Please Kill Me, Our Band Could Be Your Life, and Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, an intriguing oral history of the post-9/11 decline of the old-guard music industry and rebirth of the New York rock scene, led by a group of iconoclastic rock bands.

In the second half of the twentieth-century New York was the source of new sounds, including the Greenwich Village folk scene, punk and new wave, and hip-hop. But as the end of the millennium neared, cutting-edge bands began emerging from Seattle, Austin, and London, pushing New York further from the epicenter. The behemoth music industry, too, found itself in free fall, under siege from technology. Then 9/11/2001 plunged the country into a state of uncertainty and war—and a dozen New York City bands that had been honing their sound and style in relative obscurity suddenly became symbols of glamour for a young, web-savvy, forward-looking generation in need of an anthem.

Meet Me in the Bathroom charts the transformation of the New York music scene in the first decade of the 2000s, the bands behind it—including The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem, Interpol, and Vampire Weekend—and the cultural forces that shaped it, from the Internet to a booming real estate market that forced artists out of the Lower East Side to Williamsburg. Drawing on 200 original interviews with James Murphy, Julian Casablancas, Karen O, Ezra Koenig, and many others musicians, artists, journalists, bloggers, photographers, managers, music executives, groupies, models, movie stars, and DJs who lived through this explosive time, journalist Lizzy Goodman offers a fascinating portrait of a time and a place that gave birth to a new era in modern rock-and-roll.

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About the Author


Lizzy Goodman is a journalist whose writing on rock and roll, fashion, and popular culture has appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and NME. She is a contributing editor at ELLE and a regular contributor to New York magazine. She lives in upstate New York with her two basset hounds, Joni Mitchell and Jerry Orbach.

Praise For…



New Yorker


New York Times


The Guardian


Rolling Stone

is the juiciest book on rock’n’roll in years…a thrilling, hilarious, gossip-fueled account” ]]>
Pitchfork


Playboy

Meet Me in the Bathroom is a wonderful reminder that the next big thing can be right around the corner.”]]>
Spin

Meet Me in the Bathroom . . .That’s what it feels like to read this oral history, as if you’re in a bar or living room with all these people reminiscing and eavesdropping on all the juicy details. A perfect beach read, if there ever was one.”]]>
Laia Garcia, Lenny Letter


Publishers Weekly


Rob Sheffield, The Village Voice

, author Lizzy Goodman has meticulously traced the story of that revival”]]>
Paste Magazine


The Cut


Austin American-Statesman

Please Kill Me and I Want My MTV, Lizzy Goodman’s new oral history, Meet Me in the Bathroom is a post-mortem of rock’s last gasp...You don’t read a book like this. You demolish it whole, like a bag of Funyuns.”]]>
Las Vegas Weekly

Meet Me in the Bathroom is an impressive document of the time . . . she’s managed to extract admissions and reflections that are genuinely poignant . . . distilled into a tome that captures the messy, glorious chaos of New York.”]]>
Noisey

Meet Me in the Bathroom is more than a success.”]]>
VICE


Seth Meyers, Late Night with Seth Meyers

Meet Me in the Bathroom] will make any rock ‘n’ roll fan who came of age or lived in New York in the aughts...feel all sorts of warm and cozy nostalgic feelings.” ]]>
BuzzFeed


The Verge


Uproxx


Product Details
ISBN: 9780062233103
ISBN-10: 0062233106
Publisher: Dey Street Books
Publication Date: November 13th, 2018
Pages: 640
Language: English