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15 Years Creme Organization
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Cat: 566362 Rel: 23 Mar 15
 
A journal with a selection of 15 years Godspill artwork for Creme Organization
Notes: To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Creme Organization, the label releases a book in collaboration with artist Mehdi Rouchiche aka Godspill. The 76 page book showcases a big selection of the work he's done for Creme over the years. Limited to 500 copies!
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3001 Record Collector Dreams (hardback book)
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Cat: 614410 Rel: 13 Jun 16
 
Hardback book featuring images and info on rare folk, psychadelic, garage & beat records from the 60's & 70's
Notes: Volume 3 in the fantastic series of books on rare records from the '60s and '70s. Another cream of folk, psychedelic, progressive, garage and Beat records.

Over 1000 colour images of the rarest album covers from over 40 countries. A kaleidoscopic overview of the most expensive collectable albums from all over the world.

An indispensable book for all serious collectors with accurate description of origin, label, value and rarity, printed on glossy paper and issued as a hard-cover.

This edition has 15 pages more then previous issues featuring a host of British beat.
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4001 Record Collector Dreams (hardback book)
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Cat: 614412 Rel: 13 Jun 16
 
Hardback book featuring images and info on rare folk, psychadelic, garage & beat records from the 60's & 70's
Notes: Vol. 4 in the fantastic series books on rare records from the 60's and 70's. Over 1000 colour images of the rarest 60s and 70s folk, psychedlic, progressive, garage and Beat album covers from over 40 countries in the book for the first time.

A kaleidoscopic overview of the most expensive collectable albums from all over the world.

An indispensable book for all serious collectors with accurate description of origin, label, vaklue and rarity.

Printed on glossy paper, issued as hard-cover.
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5001 Record Collector Dreams (hardback book)
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Cat: 614413 Rel: 13 Jun 16
 
Hardback book featuring images and info on rare rock ,folk, garage & beat records
Notes: 5th book in the series "Record Collector Dreams". This new book has 144 pages, with 59 pages all about collectable UK items. The book has around 1200 pictures of sleeves - including 18 pages from the Best of "Rare Record Cover Book", including actual values. This edition comes with an index, printed as a seperate booklet.
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A Crackup At The Race Riots
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A Crackup At The Race Riots (paperback book)
Cat: 487054 Rel: 22 Apr 13
 
A crackup at the race riots paperback 172 pages
Notes: The original Ritalin kid, Harmony Korine burst on the scene with Kids, a film so gritty and unsettling in its depiction of teen life that it was slapped with an NC-17 rating and banned in some theaters across the country. In some ways, the media frenzy over the rating overshadowed the harrowing portrait of teenagers destroying their lives and the then twenty-one-year-old screenwriter who created them. "Whether you see the movie as a masterpiece or as sensationalism," wrote Lynn Hirshberg, "the movie is relentless and brilliant and extremely disturbing. It's powerful-both steel-eyed and sexy; horrifying and captivating."

Now, in this first book of fictional set pieces, Korine captures the fragmented moments of a life observed through the demented lens of media, TV, and teen obsession. Korine reinvents the novel in this highly experimental montage of scenes that seem both real and surreal at the same time. With a filmmaker's eye and a prankster's glee, this bizarre collection of jokes, half-remembered scenes, dialogue fragments, movie ideas, and suicide notes is an episodic, epigrammatic lovesong to the world of images. Korine is the voice of his media-savvy generation and A Crack-Up at the Race Riots is the satiric lovechild of his dark imagination.
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A Pale Blue Door
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A Pale Blue Door (book + CD)
Cat: 584607 Rel: 12 Oct 15
 
68-page short story with accompanying 60 minute Rapoon CD
Notes: Robin Storey, best known for his musical avatar Rapoon, has written his first book, a 68 page short story about a group of characters navigating an unfamiliar and changing world. A Pale Blue Door takes place in the past, the present and the future, and may involve time travel. The people in the story are trying to live their lives as best they can, but a mysterious spaceman floats in and out of view, affecting them in different ways, and never quite touching the ground. A Pale Blue Door is a tightly written, well paced tale that reveals its secrets slowly. Robin Storey's prose is concise and economical, engaging and seductive. The book begs to be read again and again. Accompanying the book is a 60 minute Rapoon CD, also titled A Pale Blue Door. The compositions utilise recordings of stars, manned space missions, radio signals and emissions made available through NASA's official website. There are also field recordings made on the marshlands of the Solway Firth in Cumberland.
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Ace Records: Labels Unlimited
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Cat: 411028 Rel: 29 Nov 10
 
Visual guide to the history of modern music and discovery of the stories of the people behind, with archive photographs, rare artwork and newspaper clippings (190 pages, paperback, black & white/colour)
Notes: Now the world's foremost blues, rockabilly, soul and rock n roll reissue label, Ace Records has been responsible for unearthing lost classics and neglected pioneers for over three decades and provided some of the finest and most influential records of the post-war era. The first comprehensive history of this fascinating label, Ace Records takes in some of the finest and most enduring modern music, rock n roll, soul, funk, blues, jazz, R&B, garage rock and punk.

To read the Ace Records: Labels Unlimited is to explore the history of modern music and to discover the stories of the people that made it. The book chronicles this fascinating label and profiles a diverse range of artists including BB King, John Fahey, Lee Hazlewood and Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Riff Raff, Johnny & the Self Abusers, Drug Addix and Rocky Sharpe & The Replays. Illustrated with many unseen archive photographs dating back to the 1920s, rare artwork and newspaper clippings and written by established music journalist and author David Stubbs, the Ace Records: Labels Unlimited is a highly entertaining and visually stunning guide to a pioneering alternative to the mainstream UK music scene.
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Black Fire! New Spirits! Images Of A Revolution: Radical Jazz In The USA 1960-75
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Cat: 533561 Rel: 02 Jun 14
 
187 page hard-back 12 x12 book
Played by: Soul Jazz Records
Breaking Into The Music Business: Written By Alan H Siegel
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Cat: 473625 Rel: 26 Nov 12
 
Breaking into the music business paperback 439 pages
Notes: For musicians, songwriters, managers, producers - this is a must have guide, totally revised for the ninties. Top entertainment lawyer Alan h siegal arms you with everything you'll need to know: The economic realities of being a songwriter and recording artist, from launching a career to understanding a contract. Structures and features of various record and music publishing deals, with details on rights on royalties. Guidelines for establishing a good relationship with a manager and an entertainment lawyer. The language of the music industry - buzz words, acronyms, and jargan-simplified in a comprehensive glossary.

Throughout the book, interviews with music greats such as Marvin Hamlisch, Barbara Mandrell, Clive Davis (founder and president of Arista Records) and Ashford and Simpson give you the benefit of their experience "breaking in" to every aspect of the industy.
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Bristol Boys Make More Noise: The Bristol Music Scene 1974-1981
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Cat: 543978 Rel: 06 Oct 14
 
214 page paperback book with articles and photography detailing the thriving Bristol music scene from 1974-1891
Notes: 214 page book with photography by John Spink and words by Gill Loats. The book tells the story of the Bristol music scene 1974-1981 as recorded by Johns brilliant photos. Features Bristol bands Magic Muscle, The Dragons, The Cortinas, Shoes For Industry, The Fabulous Ratbites From Hell and many more.

Amazing pictures from Ashton Court Festival in 1977. Plus rare unseen photos of out of town bands visiting Bristol Johnny Thunders with Steve Jones and Paul Cook (The Sex Pistols), Ian Dury, Elvis Costello and Big Youth. These 100 copies available from the website will be signed by Gill Loats and some of the artists from the era. Also includes digital download of the CD.
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Check The Technique: Volume 2
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Cat: 548145 Rel: 27 Oct 14
 
540+ page book containing songs discussions, interviews and images of hip-hop
Notes: Coleman's latest offering presents never-before-told, behind-the-scenes histories on albums ranging from influential '80s masterpieces like DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's He's The DJ, I'm The Rapper and 3rd Bass' The Cactus Album to '90s classics like Ice Cube's AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, Mos Def's and Talib Kweli's Are Black Starand Dr. Octagon's Dr. Octagonecologyst. The book's approach is one that Coleman calls Invisible Liner Notes - retracing the story of an album step by step, in collaboration with the artists themselves. Each of the book's 25 chapters includes lively, in-depth, provocative interviews with artists, DJs, producers and industry insiders. All in all 325 hip-hop songs are discussed and dissected by the artists who made them.

As Coleman explains, "This book is the one that I am proudest of, by far. The interviews are deeper than ever before, the chapters are longer and more in-depth, and I have spent months gathering the 350-plus images that are included in the pages which really bring the stories of these amazing albums to life."
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Cover Story  :Album Cover Art (240 classic, obscure and weird record covers, compiled by the Wax Poetics team)
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Cat: 294749 Rel: 17 Dec 07
 
Wax Poetics presents Album Cover Art, featuring 240 classic, obscure and weird record covers.
Played by: Michael Coxen
Deux Mondes: Panic In Berghain
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Cat: 566033 Rel: 23 Mar 15
 
Paperback book about the legendary nighclub in Berlin, written in French language
Notes: Two Worlds is the first part of a literary triptych. Today: Berlin. Tomorrow: Tokyo & Paris.
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Drawings
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Drawings (paperback book)
Cat: 242035 Rel: 30 Oct 06
 
36 page booklet with drawings on Ahornfelder
Notes:  7" sized book "Drawings" by F.S. Blumm, first released by Ahornfelder in 2006 (AH06; ISBN 3-9811149-0-6)
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Drawings (book of 40 drawings accompanied by 7" single)
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Cat: 515083 Rel: 27 Jan 14
 
Book of 40 drawings by artist/musician Kouhei Matsunaga accompanied by 7" vinyl single
Notes: Kouhei Matsunaga's 'Drawings' is a book and a 7" vinyl single. The book is the first ever major showcase of his drawing skills. Here, smiling horses meet floating people in a strictly minimalist, slightly psychedelic black and white ink world.

The hardcover book is cloth bound, 88 pages, 40 drawings, a few words and lots of space. The four track 7" vinyl single accompanying the book, credited to his alias Koyxen Mattsunagnen, takes Matsunaga's music a step further towards a more dance oriented approach, as with his minimal techno project NHK and the recent NHK'Koyxen material released by the PAN label, whilst still clearly and firmly rooted in contemporary, experimental music Kouhei Matsunaga is a musician and an illustrator, born in Osaka in 1979. He started drawing at an early age, and went on to study architecture at university.

He has been actively making music since 1992, with notable releases on labels such as Raster Noton, Wordsound, Mille Plateaux, Skam Records and, most recently, PAN. He has collaborated with every known name in the business, including Mika Vainio, Sensational from the Jungle Brothers, Sean Booth from Autechre, Conrad Schnitzler, Merzbow and Asmus Tietchens.
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Dust & Grooves: Adventures In Record Collecting - Second Edition
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Cat: 546859 Rel: 01 Dec 14
 
Second and revised edition of the hugely book "Dust & Grooves: Adventures In Record Collecting"
Notes: A stunning 436 page photography and interview coffee table book about the world's most fascinating and accomplished vinyl collectors. Created by noted photographer Eilon Paz.

The second revised edition of the book profiles over 130 vinyl collectors, featuring a foreword by the RZA and interviews with Questlove, Gilles Peterson, Four-Tet, the Gaslamp Killer, and more.

(This edition has 20 more pages than the first edition)

Eilon Paz's 436 page coffee-table book illuminates over 130 vinyl connoisseurs and their collections in the most intimate of environments- their record rooms. With a foreword by the RZA, compelling photographic essays are paired with in-depth interviews to illustrate what motivates record collectors to keep digging.

Readers get an up close and personal look at a variety of well-known vinyl champions as well as a glimpse into the collections of world-renowned and lesser-known DJs, producers, record dealers, and everyday enthusiasts. The book is divided into two main parts: the first features 250 full-page photos framed by captions and select quotes, while the second consists of 12 full-length interviews that delve deeper into collectors' personal histories and vinyl troves.

Unearthing the very soul of the vinyl community, his book will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers, from die-hard record enthusiasts to fans of pop culture, sharp photography, and music history.

Eilon Paz has shot for Israel's top cultural publications and is a regular contributor for the US based food/travel magazine, Saveur, and his work appeared in worldwide publications such as Wax Poetics, Monocle, Conde Nast Traveler, Delta
Airlines' Sky magazine, and the French music magazine Vibrations.
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Dust & Grooves: Adventures In Record Collecting: 2nd Edition With Slipcase
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Cat: 547745 Rel: 22 Dec 14
 
436 page photography and interview hardback book profiling over 130 accomplished vinyl collectors
Notes: A stunning 436 page photography and interview coffee table book about the world's most fascinating and accomplished vinyl collectors. Created by noted photographer Eilon Paz.

The second revised edition of the book profiles over 130 vinyl collectors, featuring a foreword by the RZA and interviews with Questlove, Gilles Peterson, Four-Tet, the Gaslamp Killer, and more.

(This edition has 20 more pages than the first edition)

Eilon Paz's 436 page coffee-table book illuminates over 130 vinyl connoisseurs and their collections in the most intimate of environments- their record rooms. With a foreword by the RZA, compelling photographic essays are paired with in-depth interviews to illustrate what motivates record collectors to keep digging.

Readers get an up close and personal look at a variety of well-known vinyl champions as well as a glimpse into the collections of world-renowned and lesser-known DJs, producers, record dealers, and everyday enthusiasts. The book is divided into two main parts: the first features 250 full-page photos framed by captions and select quotes, while the second consists of 12 full-length interviews that delve deeper into collectors' personal histories and vinyl troves.

Unearthing the very soul of the vinyl community, his book will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers, from die-hard record enthusiasts to fans of pop culture, sharp photography, and music history.

Eilon Paz has shot for Israel's top cultural publications and is a regular contributor for the US based food/travel magazine, Saveur, and his work appeared in worldwide publications such as Wax Poetics, Monocle, Conde Nast Traveler, Delta
Airlines' Sky magazine, and the French music magazine Vibrations.
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Enjoy The Experience: Homemade Records 1958-1992
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Enjoy The Experience: Homemade Records 1958-1992 (hard cover book + removeable Obi Strip)
Cat: 486258 Rel: 29 Apr 13
 
512 page hardcover book
Notes: Before CD-Rs and MP3s became the standard, unsigned musicians looking to release a professional quality product were forced go through custom pressing plants. The resulting records had many of the same attributes as major-label LPs: full colour artwork and hi-fi sonics, but as collectors and crate diggers would later discover, the artists themselves were a unique breed. Their limited release albums, dubbed real people music by record dealer Paul Major, were idiosyncratic, touchingly sincere and occasionally brilliant.

Due out in April from Sinecure Books (and available for preorder now), Enjoy The Experience: Homemade Records 1958-1992 collects art from more than 1,000 such records. Editor and collector Johan Kugelberg (Punk: An Aesthetic) came up with the idea for the tome and took many of the albums from his own private stash. Along with coeditors Michael P. Daley and Major (who's also a musician in NYC rock band Endless Boogie), Kugelberg went beyond the artwork, tracking down the stories behind the obscure records. The disjointed, Beefheartesque songs of Kenneth Higney take a slight different shade when you know the singer is also a truck driver from Jersey (it also puts tracks like No Heavy Trucking in a more literal light).

Flip through some of those histories below, which Daley graciously provided with help from contributing editor Will Louviere, who added details on Medico Doktor Vibes and Gary Schneider, and Sherry Emata of the Emata Sisters. You can also hear some of the songs via YouTube, for even more, pick up the book, which comes with a download code for more rare cuts.

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Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge In Europe 1989
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Cat: 558611 Rel: 05 Jan 15
 
Hardback book covering a dramatic 8 day period in the career of the grunge band Nirvana
Notes: The dramatic eight days covered in this book, from November 27 through December 4, 1989, represent a turning point for Nirvana. In this brief period, the young band goes from breaking up in Rome to winning over the influential music press in London at Sub Pop's LameFest UK showcase, setting the stage for their imminent popularity.

On November 27, 1989, when Pavitt and business partner Jon Poneman arrived to meet the band in Rome, they were almost finished with a grueling six week tour of Europe. Although determined to promote their grungy, riff-heavy debut album, Bleach, their travels with fellow Sub Pop act Tad had left them exhausted. Providing label support, Pavitt and Ponemon did their best to revive the spirits of a frustrated and downcast Kurt Cobain, who then managed to continue to London where Nirvana played the biggest and most important show of their career to date.

LameFest UK, held at the 2,000-capacity Astoria Theatre, featured three Seattle Sub Pop acts: Nirvana, Tad and popular headliners Mudhoney. Although Nirvana opened the show, their heart-pounding performance won over the crowd as well as the powerful British press, who went on to proclaim that Nirvana was, "Sub Pop's answer to The Beatles." It was then that the world's attention began to focus on the band that would become the biggest rock act of their generation.
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Full Watts Book #2
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Cat: 589863 Rel: 12 Oct 15
 
150 page paperback book compiling features and interviews from 90's "Full Watts" fanzine
Notes: Compilation of features and interviews, most of which first appeared in Steve Milne's reggae fanzine Full Watts during the mid to late nineties and into the early noughties,. Includes articles on Alton Ellis, Mikey Dread, Johnny Clarke, Marcia Griffiths, Clive Chin, Big Youth, Sugar Minott, Mad Professor, Ticklah, Everton Blender, Soul Syndicate guitarist Tony Chin and many more. Published in concert with Ray Hurford's Muzik Tree.
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Goethe Faust Remix
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Goethe Faust Remix (unmixed CD + german language book)
Cat: 254822 Rel: 02 Apr 07
Headman aka Robi Insinna: 6 Album Artbook
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Headman aka Robi Insinna: 6 Album Artbook (hand-numbered book + MP3 download code)
Cat: 548223 Rel: 29 Sep 14
Notes: Headman/Robi Insinna's Artbook Album '6' comes together with '6' digital album. It is a mix of a Fanzine and an Artbook. The outside is screenprinted 1c, the inside is 2c. Every cover is individual, so every book isAa one off art piece. The Book comes in a envelope also screenprinted on the outside. It includes a free album download code on the inside. On each page of theAbook there are Robi's images and some stills from the "Work" video. It's all designed by Robi himself.
VIDEO: http://youtu.be/P1AY8X19YVM
Artist, producer and DJ Robi Insinna aka Headman released his first album 'It Rough' in 2001. He has also released tracks as 'Manhead' and remixed the likes of Roxy Music, Gossip, Franz Ferdinand , Richard Fearless, Nitzer Ebb, The Units, Unknown Cases, Gina X and Klein & M.B.O. The new album "6" feels like the conclusion of the music he has been putting out over the years. There are many collaborations on the album, with friends and artists he has worked with over the years.
Featuring on the album are Brassica, The Emperor Machine, Red Axes, David Shaw, Sam from Gramme, Rosie from hot new Berlin Act Ballet School, Brassica, Bozzwell and Tara from It Rough fame!
The album release comes accompanied by a Fanzine like Art Book with a download code for the album, there will be 2 x 12" vinyls together with the digital and CD release. The concept is further developed in the video for the first vinyl EP which is directed by Robi and has been premiered on THUMP/VICE TV. It's a fusion of art, fashion and music, the 3 things that in Robi's eyes should always go together. VIDEO: http://youtu.be/SWkaaVEX_mk
'6' is quite an eclectic album with a strong grounding in electronica whilst also staying true to the previous output of Robi and Relish Recordings. Some tracks can sound more like post punk ESG influenced, some more like pre-detroit machine funk, and some of the vocal tracks have a more pop sensibility!
The album was produced with loads of analog equipment which gives that organic feel, but Robi always stresses that he does not want to be just Retro, but take the best from the past and use it together with the technologies from now to create something modern.
Style is always something very important for his projects, the use of old synths, guitar pedals, tape delays, drum machines or emulations, and old Vintage gear was essential to create a vintage / classy sounding album, which is also reflected in the art book and the video. The video is filled with references from the past, late 70's 80's and 90's but again with a style and taste that makes it very modern.
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Hip Hop Family Tree Vol 3: 1983-1984
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Cat: 576426 Rel: 05 Oct 15
 
Volume 3 of of the graphic hip-hop chronology
Notes: Third volume of graphic hip-hop chronology recounting the birth of the old school.

Following the runaway success of the first two Hip Hop Family Tree instalments, Ed Piskor hits us with another block-rocking volume.

Ed Piskor's acclaimed graphic novel series continues! VOLUME 3 highlights RUN-DMC's rise to fame and introduces unassailable acts like Whodini, The Fat Boys, Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh. The Beastie Boys became a rap group. And Rick Rubin meets Russell Simmons to form Def Jam

The famous TV pilot to the dance show Graffiti Rock and the documentaries Style Wars and Breakin' and Enterin' are all highlighted in this volume spanning 1983 - 1984. Piskor continues to deliver the goods in this comprehensive history of hip-hop!
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Hip Hop Inc: Success Strategies Of The Rap Moguls
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Cat: 213030 Rel: 27 Mar 06
 
The never-before-told stories of the most successful of the rap elite and, through extensive interviews, the advice flowing from the millionaires themselves.
I Am Very Far: The Lyrics
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Cat: 430751 Rel: 25 Jul 11
 
Hard bound lyric book containing the full scope of Sheff's vision for Okkervil River's album I Am Very Far (36 pages, hardback, black & white)
Notes: Will Sheff of Okkervil River has long been recognized for his writing: a contributor to McSweeney's, Sheff was nominated for a Grammy for his liner notes for Roky Erickson's 2010 album True Love Cast Out All Evil, The New York Times declared that, Sheff writes like a novelist.

The I Am Very Far: The Lyrics is a hard bound lyric book containing the full scope of Sheff's vision for his latest and most refined album to date, Okkervil River's I Am Very Far. The I Am Very Far: The Lyrics is meant to function as a distinct entrance point into the content of the music. More than a complement to the albums themselves, Sheff's prose weaves tales both subtle and dynamic and enriches the content of his songs. Including the lyrics for Mermaid and other songs recorded during the I Am Very Far sessions, the book is a complete work in its own right.

Limited to only 50 copies for the UK and Eire.
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Jackson C Frank: The Clear Hard Light Of Genius
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Cat: 554319 Rel: 10 Nov 14
 
250 page paperback book detailing the life of musician Jackson C. Frank
Notes: The story of Jackson C. Frank is tragic. The victim of a school fire in his youth, struggling with homelessness and mental illness throughout his life, half-blinded in old age before his death in 1999, Frank met continuous obstacles. And yet he enjoyed a shining moment with the release of Jackson C. Frank on Columbia Records in 1965. The album would go on to be seen as one of the greatest folk albums of the decade - maybe of all time - and its opening track "Blues Run the Game" has become a standard covered by hundreds.

Jim Abbott's book is the result of years of research piecing together evidence, relations and apocryphal stories from Frank's life. It is also part memoir, as Abbott cared for Frank through the final decade of his life. Their friendship was fraught with difficulties, which Abbott portrays with the honesty of a journalist. In doing so, he draws a portrait of a uniquely gifted songwriter, blessed with talent and besotted by demons. At 250 pages, Abbott's memoir shows a flawed and caring individual whose struggle was best depicted in his songs.

Following the release of Jackson C. Frank: The Clear, Hard Light of Genius, Ba Da Bing will release three volumes of Jackson C. Frank: The Complete Recordings in early 2015, compiling work from throughout his life, including unreleased material.
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Louisville Punk Flyers 1978-1994
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Cat: 567800 Rel: 27 Apr 15
 
The 'Teenage Folk Art' Of The Louisville, Kentucky Punk Scene, 1978-1994
Mellow My Mind: A Sloow Tapes Discography
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Cat: 606850 Rel: 11 Apr 16
 
An overview of all the tapes, broadsides, LP’s and booklets published by Sloow Tapes
Notes: Chronicling the first 10 years of Sloow Tapes, Mellow My Mind gives an overview of all the tapes, broadsides, lp's and booklets published so far. From Keijo's desolate avant/acid folk moves to Fursaxa's spiked organ drones with a short detour by way of Ira Cohen's Akashic Records. Fully annotated with detailed information about the tapes, promo texts, reviews and a few texts written especially for this publication by Bart De Paepe, Matthew Parry and Louise Landes Levi.
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More Axe 2
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More Axe 2 (150-page book)
Cat: 546255 Rel: 08 Sep 14
 
150 page paperback book compiling interviews and features from renowned reggae-zine "Small Axe"
Notes: Compilation of features and interviews, many of which first appeared in Ray Hurford's renowned reggae fanzine Small Axe during the eighties and nineties. Includes articles on Bob Andy, Willie Williams, Jah Shaka, Peter King, Wackies, Judah Eskender Tafari and Dancehall.
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More Axe 4
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More Axe 4 (150-page booklet)
Cat: 546253 Rel: 08 Sep 14
 
Booklet focusing on late 70's/early 80's dancehall, with interviews and articles
Notes: The fourth volume of Ray Hurfords stirling little More Axe booklets focusses on the late 70's early 80's dancehall era, with typically in depth interviews and articles featuring Sugar Minott, I Roy, Barrington Levy, Ranking Joe, Jah Life, jah Screw, Michael Prophet, Edi Fitzroy and Mikey Dread
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More Axe 8
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More Axe 8 (paperback book)
Cat: 604345 Rel: 14 Mar 16
 
Paperback book featuring articles on various Roots artists
Notes: Roots book featuring articles on Lynn Taitt, U Roy, Max Romeo, Earl 16, Dwight Pinkney, Winston Grennan, Admiral Tibbet, Clevie Browne and Hedley Jones. Writers include David Katz, Beth & Dave Kingston, Carter Van Pelt.
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Motorpsycho - Blissard
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Cat: 593921 Rel: 30 May 16
 
Documentary of the band Motorpsycho up to '96 and the recording process of Blissard
Notes: This album changed the author, Johan Harstad's life.
In this book we get the smell, the sound and the feeling of the 90's, when MP released their 5th album, and we experience the impact it had on both Johan and the rest of us.
Harstad is documenting MP's story, from the beginning and all the way til' 1996. The recording in Atlantis studio, the inspiration and all the challenges. Half of the book is footnotes. Nerdy, technical, obscure and cultural references - just the way MP are.
Hardcover with dust jacket - Specially designed and signed by the author. Numbered 1000 copies limited edition.
Book of the Year 2013: Awarded by Natt&Dag

Quotes/reviews:
Adresseavisa (Trondheims local paper): "One of Norways finest authors writes about his intense relationship to Norways best band, and it's really good"
Dagsavisen (Norway's 4th largest newspaper): "The band's official story and timeline is mashed with the myths, and the result is one of the most precise books about music, and not least the experience and affiliation ever written"
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New Romantics: The Look
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Cat: 539698 Rel: 23 Jun 14
 
The First In Depth Book About British Pop's Most Flamboyant Movement
Nice Guys Dont Work In Hollywood: The Adventures Of An Aesthete In The Movie Business
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Cat: 495299 Rel: 17 Jun 13
 
272 page paperback book which chronicles the career of director Curtis Harrington
Notes: A charming, often barbed observation of the evolution of American mainstream filmmaking over the course of its first century, this memoir chronicles the unusual, multidecade career trajectory of Curtis Harrington. Conveyed in a witty and campy style, it follows the strange arc of a man who created avant-garde films as part of Kenneth Anger's inner circle, directed critically acclaimed and cult adored horror films like Night Tide and Games, and then descended down the "slippery slope" of television work by directing episodes of Charlie's Angels and Dynasty.

As a fast paced view of Harrington's journey through the kaleidoscope of the movie business, it acts alternately as a personal memoir and cultural history from a veteran of the entertainment business. As Harrington was living as a gay man in Hollywood, the book additionally gives a rare peek into the hidden world of what was then an elite subculture. Doubling as both a serious study of film aesthetics and a gossipy tell-all, this truly unique look at the Hollywood dream includes an unlikely cast of characters, including Dennis Hopper, Christopher Isherwood, Shelley Winters, Marilyn Monroe, Stanley Kubrick, and Aaron Spelling, as it reveals a portrait of the machinations of the film and television business.

Curtis Harrington was a film and television director whose work included experimental films, horror films, and episodic television. He was a close associate of groundbreaking cult film pioneer Kenneth Anger and is considered one of the forerunners of New Queer Cinema.

The book includes a mid section of black and white photographs.
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Only Love Can Bring You Peace: Selected Lyrics
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Cat: 597056 Rel: 28 Dec 15
 
Book of song lyrics from selected works of songwriter Simon Joyner
Notes: For twenty-five years, Nebraska songwriter Simon Joyner has crafted haunting, honest songs about the unsettled dust of lovers and strangers. A pioneer of the Omaha music scene, Joyner has earned the praises of Conor Oberst, Beck, Gillian Welch, John Peel, John Darnielle, and more. As Dennis Callaci explains in his heartfelt foreword, Joyner has spent those years and earned those praises for songs about the "sorrow and southbound turns" of "the put-upon, the tortured, builders of arcs."

Only Love Can Bring You Peace is the first selection of Simon Joyner's lyrics (assembled and edited by Simon and his wife Sara) to appear in book form, showcasing the images and characters of over 15 albums, EPs, and rare releases. It also features two interviews with Joyner (from Aquarium Drunkard [2015] and Circumstantial Evidence [1996]), rare liner notes, and illustrations from over a dozen guest starring friends.

Whether you're new to Joyner's work, or you've had his songs stuck in your head since 1992, this book serves as a sturdy companion to what Callaci calls "the grass, branch and bone of a lifetime."
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Presets: Digital Shortcuts To Sound
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Cat: 579793 Rel: 07 Sep 15
 
220 page paperback book of interviews with industry leaders, musicians, producers and artists about the world of preset audio
Notes: For his first book, "Presets - Digital Shortcuts to Sound", Stefan Goldmann has talked to industry leaders, programmers, producers, musicians and fine artists to collect a comprehensive description of the world of preset audio: from synthesis to sample libraries, from instrument emulations and gear cloning to automated composition and performance - short cuts in electronic music, classical and traditional musics, guitar rock & fine arts are covered. Disruptive gear and iconic presets, their background and impact - from Korg's M1, Yamaha's DX7 and Roland's 909 to Ableton Live, Native Instruments Reaktor, Sidechain compression and Auto-Tune - are discussed with unprecedented depth and clarity.

Featuring interviews with:

Robert Henke a.k.a. Monolake
musician, lecturer & co-founder Ableton, Berlin

Mike Daliot
former senior audio developer Native Instruments & lecturer at Universitat der Kunste, Berlin

Michael Wagener
multi-platinum music producer & engineer, Nashville

Cory Arcangel
fine artist, New York

Dinis Schemann
pianist, Munich

Members of the Korg M1 product development team:
Tomoko Itoh & Junichi Ikeuchi, Inagi

Tony Stevanovski
arranger, Sofia

Dimitar Kotev
musician, Sandanski

+ introductory essay and glossary by Stefan Goldmann.
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Pure Austrian Design & Audio Furniture
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Cat: 202103 Rel: 19 Dec 05
Raving '89
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Raving '89 (book)
Cat: 364968 Rel: 31 Aug 09
Notes: DJ History presents this unique book, 'Raving '89' which captures like never before the revolutionary atmosphere of the early rave scene. Acid house exploded in London and Manchester in 1988; then in 1989 the whole country 'got on one' and went raving. The second book from DJhistory.com is a collection of amazing photographs from this explosive year. 'Raving '89' takes you through a year of suburban raves, with 200 fantastic images collected together as if a single dramatic night: grimy warehouses, phones the size of bricks, smiles, hugs, lasers and dungarees; lives changed, faces lost in music, casualties, friends and general mayhem; with rogues and wrong'uns lurking in the corners, and more than a few crimes against fashion. As well as Gavin's unique pictures, the book is sprinkled with great stories from him and his brother Neville of the momentous year when British culture changed forever. 'Raving '89' puts you in the heart of the action. If you lived through acid house, Gavin Watson's photos will give you goose-bumps; if you didn't, they're the closest you'll get.

"I'd sit and watch people. You could tell the moment like THAT! Your life's not going to be the same ever again." - Gavin Watson.
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Re Introduction Etudes
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Re Introduction Etudes (book + CD + poster)
Cat: 535075 Rel: 09 Feb 15
 
Book of 24 fun and easy-to-play piano pieces, with accompanying CD
Notes: So many of us took piano lessons as kids, and sadly, most of us gave up. Learning the piano is overwhelming. There are so many things to think about: scales, finger positions, counting rhythm, reading the notes, understanding how chords move from one to the other. It's a lot for kids or curious adults to take in. But most of all, the repertoire that beginning pianists learn is often cheesy, rinky dink and simply not fun to play. With all of this predictable, unsatisfying and hopelessly old-fashioned music, it's no wonder there are so many "lapsed" pianists. Chilly Gonzales brings some of the joy back to the lapsed amateur pianist with his Re-Introduction Etudes: 24 easy-to-master, fun-to-play piano pieces specifically designed to unlock musical mysteries for those who gave it up.

Fans attending Gonzo's live shows know how passionately he explains the differences between major and minor, or between 3/4 and 4/4 time. Re-Introduction Etudes takes the curious student even further into that passion as he or she takes "private lessons" with the musical genius himself. Just a beginner's music reading ability is recommended to get the most from these 24 etudes. Each one highlights specific techniques for composing and playing. Gonzo gives his take on how melodies are designed, how harmony works and most of all, how to use special piano secrets that other books don't dare to explain. Every etude is introduced by a short text written by Chilly Gonzales, in which he divulges his own personal "shortcuts". The companion CD of his own recordings of the 24 pieces goes a long way to getting the music into the piano student's head, so it can then spill out onto the keys.
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Reading Music Book - Music Of Life
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Reading Music Book - Music Of Life (book (japanese text only))
Cat: 324881 Rel: 15 Sep 08
Rhythm Wise One & Two
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Rhythm Wise One & Two (paperback book)
Cat: 565566 Rel: 16 Mar 15
 
204 page paperback book
Notes: Reggae music is a living music, and much of it's history is a mystery. It would be impossible for anyone to say that there are only X amount of versions to a rhythm, unless that rhythm was brand new. The only claim being made is that having checked over 1000 LP's and about the same amount of 7" & 12" this is the imformation that has been gathererd. The music available for checking starts in the ska era and goes up to the Ragga era 1988.

50 Rhythms sorted by Rhythm, Producer and Artist.
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Rough Trade: Labels Unlimited
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Cat: 411030 Rel: 29 Nov 10
 
Book telling the history of the Rough Trade and the story of British independent music, with archive images, iterviews and unseen photographs and artefacts (190 pages, paperback, black & white/colour)
Notes: The Rough Trade: Labels Unlimited tells the engrossing story of one of England's most groundbreaking record labels. It is 30 years since the Rough Trade Shop first opened its doors in Notting Hill, London. Disco and soft-rock ruled the airwaves, The Clash had just signed to CBS and Geoff Travis set up the company with some friends as a communistic, DIY alternative to the increasingly stale mainstream. Over the ensuing years the Rough Trade Shop, Rough Trade Records and Rough Trade Distribution profoundly altered the landscape of modern music.

The Rough Trade looks back on 3 fascinating decades of innovation, noise and change, taking in ups and downs, twists and turns and some of the best music ever committed to vinyl. The label released many of the most important records of the late 1970s and 80s by artists including: The Smiths, Scritti Politti, Mazzy Star, The Go-Betweens, Aztec Camera, Robert Wyatt, The Fall, Arthur Russell and Linton Kwesi Johnson. The Rough Trade profiles these artists and much more, as both the history of the Rough Trade and by proxy the story of British independent music over the last 30 years are engagingly chronicled. Visually stunning, the Rough Trade is filled with archive images, interviews and previously unseen photographs and artefacts.
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Sequence: A Retrospective Of Axis Records
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Sequence: A Retrospective Of Axis Records (30cm x 30cm hardcover 320 page book + USB)
Cat: 467804 Rel: 17 Dec 12
 
Book + USB
Notes: Over 300 pages of history of Axis Records focusing on its design and art. Approx 280 pages of art/photographs and graphics and 20-30 pages of English text.

What started out as a dance music label evolved into a international force of creativity that is unquestionably responsible for the shape, color and textures of the Dance Music we know today and probably tomorrow. Formed in 1992 by the acclaimed Techno DJ producer and artist Jeff Mills, Axis remains one of the few independent labels that consistently pushes the boundaries of Electronic Music off the dance floors and into the Cosmos. Axis is the science of body and soul.

After 20 years of feverous activity, an archive of work and projects are assembled in this comprehensive collection of art, photographs and designs that certify the influence of vision, concept and production that many producers and DJs refer to then and now.
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Soul Jazz Records Presents Reggae Soundsystem: Original Album Cover Art : A Visual History Of Jamaican Music From Mento To Dancehall Compiled By Steve Barrow & Stuart Baker
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Notes: Reggae Soundsystem is a new deluxe 200 page hard-back 12 x12 book featuring hundreds of stunning full size record cover designs that span the history of reggae music.

The book is compiled by the celebrated author and reggae expert Steve Barrow (Rough Guide to Reggae/Blood and Fire Records) and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records).

Beginning in the 1950s, Jamaican music developed into one of the most important and influential music industries in the world. From its early Mento (Jamaican Calypso) beginnings through to the invention of Ska, Rocksteady, Roots, Dub and Dancehall, Jamaican music is also one of the richest and innovative veins in popular music.

This stunning hardback deluxe book looks at the endless visually creativity of reggae record cover designs, iconic, classic, rare and unique artwork spanning sixty years of Jamaican sounds.
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Soul/Love: 20 Years Compost Records
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Soul/Love: 20 Years Compost Records (book + download code)
Cat: 582513 Rel: 03 Aug 15
 
260 page book in English & German including photos interviews, anecdotes, a portrait of Michael Reinboth, cover artwork, flyer & memorabilia - download code included
Notes: BOOK 260 pages / bi-lingual: engl., german / more than 450 photos / interviews / anectodes / a portrait of Michael Reinboth / cover artwork / flyer / memorabilia.
138 statements and thoughts of 60 artists, companions, remixers and friends,

such as: Sven Vath, Laurent Garnier, Robag Wruhme, Danny Krivit, Hans Nieswandt, Gerd Janson, Permanent Vacation, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Fat Freddy's Drop, Solomun and many many more.

The book comes in a craft board slipcase, stickered and sealed.

Each book contains an individual download code link (COMPOST 500) with exclusive access to new, unreleased music:
- 13 tracks "Freshly Composted" (unreleased / brand new) incl. Compost Allstars (Beanfield, Christian Prommer, Roland Appel, Michael Reinboth) feat. Robert Owens "Good Day"
...and two "Best Of's" of the Compost catalogue:
13 tracks "Some Michael Reinboth Favorites"
14 tracks "Hidden Compost Gems" - Top B-Sides, secret weapons, undis-covered pearls of the Compost back catalogue
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Sub Pop USA: The Subterranean Pop Music Anthology 1980 - 1988
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Cat: 556089 Rel: 24 Nov 14
 
Index of American local independent music scenes between 1980 and 1988
Notes: Over 1,000 recording artists hunted down and hyped in their original indie habitats, including Black Flag, Sonic Youth, Husker Du, the Wipers, Dinosaur Jr., Run-D.M.C., Slayer, Beastie Boys, Mudhoney...plus an entire nation of inspired amateurs.

In 1979, Bruce Pavitt moved from Chicago to Olympia, Washington, and began programming a show called Subterranean Pop on local community radio station KAOS-FM. In 1980, he launched Subterranean Pop magazine, dedicated to the unsung punk, new wave, and experimental regional bands of the Pacific Northwest and Midwest. Calvin Johnson of K Records joined the zine's staff later that year, beginning with the second issue.

The Sub Pop zine puzzled punk and new wave fans from major cities; readers were surprised that there were enough bands in the forgotten cities and states to devote a column, let alone an entire fanzine. Even more puzzling was the exclusion of artists like the Clash, Gang of Four, Blondie, or PIL, solely because of their major label associations. Driven by the power of independent thinking, early issues featured impassioned rallying cries for local action that make more sense than ever today, alongside early published artwork by Linda Barry, Charles Burns, and Jad Fair.

In 1983, Pavitt moved to Seattle and commenced his widely-read Sub Pop USA column in the Rocket newspaper, each month exposing new underground and independent artists. From Beat Happening and Pell Mell to early records by the Beastie Boys, Metallica, and Run-D.M.C., Sub Pop was a 1980s independent music bible, written with a diverse appreciation for happening scenes across the USA. In 1986, Pavitt put his ideas into practice, launching Sub Pop Records with the historic Sub Pop 100 compilation and Soundgarden's first release, Screaming Life. While the Sub Pop Records legacy is today legendary, the groundwork and creative wellspring that put Seattle on the musical map is assembled here for the first time.
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Super Duper Alice Cooper
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Cat: 534166 Rel: 26 May 14
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Supersonic Scientists
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Cat: 593920 Rel: 30 May 16
 
15 authors/fans/fellow musicians write about 15 songs from 15 albums by the band Motorpsycho
Notes: Since their debut demotape «Maiden Voyage» in 1990, Motorpsycho has released 21 studio albums, four live albums and a bunch of 7", 10" and single tracks.
They have an enormous fan base all over the world, but still, no-one knows so much about them. apart from that they're releasing an average of one fantastic album a year.
Regarding Motorpsycho's exhibition at Rockheim, Trondheim October 16th, 15 out of Norways finest authors, musicians and music journalists will dive into the world of Motorpsycho.
Who are their fans, why do they sound the way they do, their megalomaniacal visions, their music, album sleeves, lyrics, their working ethics and last, but not least: How do they manage to keep their mysitique after 25 years on the road?
15 authors is writing about 15 different songs from 15 different albums. Among them x-MP-drummer Hakon Gebhardt, famous novelists and die hard fans Johan Harstad and Lars Ramslie, historians, fans, musicians, professors - all tell their story, and editor Marius Lien makes them all fit together.
The book contains the largest MP-discography ever, put together by Kjell Arne Sandvik and Petter Flaten Eilertsen and a foreword by Bob LeBad.

The 15 authors who contribute are:
Kristopher Schau (musicians), Marius Lien (author), Lars Ramslie (author), Anne Lise Frokedal (musician), Hedvig Mollestad (musician), Synnove Engevik (professor), Synne Overland Knudsen (musician), Espen Hauglid (writer), Stian Stakset (librarian/writer), Hakon Gebhardt (artist), Nils Henrik Smith (author), Johan Harstad (author), Audun Vinger (music journalist), Stina Stjern (artist), Arvid Skancke-Knutsen (music historian) and Morten Haugdahl (music historian).

Hardcover special edition cover with colour print and dust jacket - Specially designed by Kim Hiorthoy.
Numbered 1000 copies limited edition.

Quotes/reviews:
Dagsavisen (Norways 4th largest newspaper): "A staggering second look at Motorpsycho"
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