This is the story of the depraved, no-future land called the American Midwest in the 1980s, and of a boy who rose from a dismal town (population 2300) to become one of the biggest selling musicians of the 1990s. This book tells the story of the birth of N
Daphne Carr is a Manhattan-based writer. She is the series editor of Best Music Writing and an editor at Current Musicology. Her music writing has appeared in numerous anthologies and publications including Out of the Vinyl Deeps, Listen Again: A Momentary History of Pop, the Village Voice, MOJO, The Nation, Stop Smiling, and Venus Zine. Find her at www.funboring.com.
IntroductionMapThe BecomingMercer, Pa."Head Like a Hole""Terrible Lie""Down in It"Youngstown, Ohio"Sanctified""Something I Can Never Have""Kinda I Want To""Sin"Cleveland, Ohio"That's What I Get""The Only Time""Ringfinger"Leader of the Black ParadeNotesCreditsBibliography