Hitless Wonder : A Life in Minor League Rock and Roll (Paperback)

Author: Oestreich, Joe

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Publisher Globe Pequot Pr
Mfg Part# 9780762779246
SKU 225015716
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0762779241
Release Date 6/5/2012
Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 5.25L x 0.75T
"To read HITLESS WONDER is to experience rock and roll as played by the unglamorous 99 percent, living with public indifference and not making any money. . . . [The book] is as fascinating as any critically beloved punk band's more angst-ridden ride."
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Editors Note Everyone knows the price of fame. Hitless Wonder measures the price of obscurity. What happens when you chase a dream into middle age and, in doing so, risk losing the people you love?      This book recounts the two-week tour that forces Joe Oestreich?singer, songwriter, and bassist of the band Watershed?to decide if he and his longtime bandmates still have a future together. In the mid-'90s, Watershed's large Midwest following led to a six-figure deal with Epic Records. But the band never had a hit, and the label dropped them. Seventeen years later, long after their more famous peers have called it quits, Watershed keeps climbing into the Econoline and touring mop bucket bars.      But Joe can't help but wonder: Are he and his bandmates?approaching forty with wives and kids and mortgages?admirable or pathetic? Successes or failures? The tour tests the bonds of Joe's friendships and the strength of his marriage, as he's torn between the lure of the road and the call to finally settle down.            An accomplished journalist and creative writing instructor, Oestreich tells his story with humor, heart, and unflinching honesty. Readers?from Baby Boomers to Gen X-ers?will be deeply moved by his voice, while appreciating his quixotic struggle to live out a dream.
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Number of Pages 0293
Publisher Lyons Press

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