always cool when you feel like you've discovered some kind
of cool band that's "yours" and "nobody knows
about". However, when you start bragging to your friends
about it, you realize it's everywhere! What gives? How could
your favorite new "underground" band be so horribly
with my handy new guide, this'll never happen to you again!
You can print out or write down the following section, and
whenever you find out about a band you're not sure about,
just run through the checklist. Circle the applicable answer
and tally up the score when you're done. Here we go!
TO TELL IF A BAND IS MAINSTREAM!
their music available at Wal-Mart? - YES / NO
you answered "yes" to one or more of the above questions,
this band is mainstream. Odds are you are not the first
person in North America to have heard of them, and you do
not have to put up a Geocities site dedicated to their
you carry this helpful guide with you, you'll never suffer
the embarassment of not being the first kid on your block
to hear Shonen Knife again.