Filed under proceedings | Tags: · aesthetics, diy, gender, music criticism, music history, punk, rock, underground
Proceedings from a series of conferences, Keep it Simple, Make it Fast! (KISMIF), held in Porto and dedicated to the analysis of punk manifestations in Portugal and elsewhere since the 1970s.
Edited by Paula Guerra (1-4), Tânia Moreira (1-3) and Thiago Pereira Alberto (4)
Publisher Universidade do Porto, Porto, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
ISBN 9789898648495 (vol 1), 9789898648631 (vol 2), 9789898648884 (vol 3), 9789895417919 (vol 4)
584, 297, 288, 592 pages
Conf. review: Christine Feldman-Barrett (Volume!, 2016).Comments (7)
Filed under magazine | Tags: · cartoon, censorship, counterculture, drugs, gender, hippies, humour, music criticism, politics, rock, satire, sexuality, underground
“Having outraged the Australian establishment with a satirical magazine called Oz, the editor and founder Richard Neville and artist and cartoonist Martin Sharp hightailed it to swinging London. They immersed themselves in the alternative culture of artists, activists, writers and musicians who operated underground of the mainstream.
This underground fuelled by the optimism and excitement of the time and financed largely by the rock aristocracy and dope dealing wanted to change the world. Richard Neville relaunched Oz magazine in the same satirical style as the Australian version, it was not long before L.S.D. altered minds and Oz exploded into a riot of colour and along with the already existing IT newspaper became a mouthpiece for the underground. Oz lasted for 48 issues from the start of 1967 to the end of 1973.” (Source)
“Oz was a focal point for many confrontations between progressive and conservative groups over a range of issues including the Vietnam War, drugs, the generation gap, censorship, sexuality, gender politics and rock music, and it was instrumental in bringing many of these concerns to wider public attention. Above all, it focused public attention on the issue of free speech in democratic society, and on how far short of the ideal Australian and English society actually was at that time.
Through both its lives, the two key figures in Oz were Neville and Sharp, but the ‘honour roll’ of Oz alumni includes many famous names like Robert Hughes, Richard Walsh, Germaine Greer, Jim Anderson, Felix Dennis and Charles Shaar Murray.” (Source)
Published in Sydney, 1963-69, and London, 1967-73Comment (0)
Filed under book | Tags: · music, music history, new wave, punk, rock, socialism, yugoslavia
Features biographies and discographies of the rock scene of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
“Prva enciklopedija ove vrste kod nas, koja pokriva celokupni period jugoslovenskog rokenrola od njegovih začetaka ranih šezdesetih do raspada Jugoslavije 1991. godine. Za period od 1991-1997.g. u knjizi se, osim posebnog dela o SR Jugoslaviji, nalaze i podaci o grupama i pojedincima iz bivših jugoslovenskih republika. Enciklopedija je ispisana na više od 700 autorskih strana, obradjuje preko 350 jedinica, a opremljena je sa 250 crno-belih fotografija.”
Publisher Geopoetika, Belgrade, 1998
ISBN 8683053083, 9788683053087
via Luka Pejić