TellI consider this one a must read along with WRECKERS OF CIVILISATION THEE PSYCHICK BIBLE RESearch Magazine ENGLAND S HIDDEN REVERSE among others worth reading but not very comprehensive A pretty good primer for the burgeoning no wave scene coming out of the industrial movement in the late 70s Any book that includes SWANS and Neubauten is always going to get points On the other hand the lenghty interviews with Steve O founder of Some Bizarre records and rip off artist get
bit boring Of during this time inventing who you were was part of the thrill an attitude of cinderblock was de rigeurah those were the days Modern music is missing aA Bit Boring Of
LOT Of The Angry Youngof the angry young and woman DIY aesthetic that these bands had and in most cases still do Great interviews with 80s industrial music folks and weirdos Worth reading if you dig that stuff Kind of zine like. Er Trio Matt Johnson The The Laibach Lydia Lunch New Order Psychic TV Boyd Rice Henry Rollins Clint Ruin Silverstar Amoeba Mark E Smith The Fall Sonic Youth Stevo Mark Stewart Swans Test Dept David Tibet Current 93 Touc. If you re slightly Anglophilic and don t
Eighties music began ended with Michael Jackson this is probably the most important book you can read about the era Little fragments of all the main players not very comprehensive but a good primer It was strange and yet enamouring meeting the likes of Nick Cave a legend at the shop featured in this book and telling them that his band were so awful at some random festival and him agreeing wholeheartedly that in fact that they were and even is uite an insanely liberating experience as a music fan despite my love for Nick Cave So how wholehe Most of my favourite artists interviewedBelieve Eighties Music Began
In The Same Book Howthe same BOOK HOW I NOT GIVE IT how I not give it stars My favorite musicks all inside one cover An intereseting bunch of interviews I bought it for the Michael Gira Henry Rollins Genesis P Orridge and Boyd Rice interviews Unfortuna. 'Tape Delay' investigates those rare underground performers who've stuck their forefingers up the butt of commercial insensibility to pursue their own visions A virtual Who's Who of people who've done the most in the ei. ,
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ABOUT TWO PAGES THE NICK CAVE COIL AND EINSTURZENDE pages The Nick Cave Coil and Einsturzende interviews were good as well virtual who s who of the most important artists of the 1980s underground miraculously written during that time rather than peering backward commenting in hindsightMuch overlap between artists as many of them worked together at one time or another Focused almost entirely on British performers since this is where the Industrial and Electronic music genres thrived this book delivers crucial insider information about the birth and evolutionOf A Cultural Movement Asa cultural movement as through music and performance art often combined Many interviews with the artists themselves and black and white images throughoutI m totally unclear on why this book isn t well nown and popular given its historical significance but I guess time will. Ghties to drag music out of commercial confinement NMEContributors Marc Almond Dave Ball Cabaret Voltaire Nick Cave Chris Cosey Coil Einsturzende Neubauten The Fall Diamanda Galas Genesis P Orridge Michael Gira The Hafl.