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Carrie Brownstein on the rise and fall of the best band ever

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In the mid-1990s, Seattle was the center of the music world. And at the center of one of its biggest bands — alongside Nirvana and Pearl Jam — was Carrie Brownstein, a founding member of the all-female rock trio Sleater-Kinney.

Instantly successful, Esquire crowned them the best band, ever. In her memoir, "Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl," Brownstein charts the band’s incredible rise and fall.

(Originally aired November 5, 2015)

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