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1 - DEAD MOON - OFF THE GRID - (Bk) 
VENTIL/TAPETE


Dead Moon were a lo-fi Garage/RocknRoll band from Portland, Oregon, active for almost 20 years between 1987 and 2006, during which time the band gained a mythic and legendary iconic status. 'Off the Grid' is a 'dizzying oral history about this most stubborn, idealistic and arguably wildest band in the world - a saga about love itself and the love of rock and roll, about DIY and about an improbable career. The biography of singer & guitarist Fred Cole (formerly of The Weeds, Lollipop Shoppe and The Rats before Dead Moon) is like a rollercoaster ride through countless bands and musical styles beginning in the Teenbeat era of the 60s driven by an invisible force and one big love. Dead Moon cultivated their DIY code built around Fred's superstitions and avoidance of conventional music industry pitfalls. They toured around the world, played in live clubs between Oregon, Europe and New Zealand. They cut their own records and ran their own music store and label - Tombstone Music.Their story is completely unique in the pantheon of rock music: a group who never sold out, never gave in and built a legacy of art and community in a sustainable way almost unheard of. The book is a tribute to their unique aesthetic, unbelievable twisted path of a story and role as pioneers of the Portland music scene. Off The Grid' is a declaration of love to Dead Moon, to music in general and to rocknroll in particular. The first two sold out US-editions of this book - first published in 2018 (Dead Moon - The Book, incl. 2 LPs) - meanwhile gained the status of collector items selling at an eye watering high price. The following third (and first) European hardcover edition published by Ventil in 2020 is sold out as well. We are now making it accessible again as an affordable softcover book (without the vinyl) for the worldwide market.The documentation tells the entire Dead Moon saga in the words of the band itself. Close friend, author and editor szim spent three summers (2013-2016) in Fred and Toody Coles's attic sifting through photos, flyers and tour diaries, collecting posters and T-shirts and conducting extensive interviews.This fourth revised and updated edition contains 16 more pages than the third and 36 more pages than the first one. The already extensive photo section now holds even more historical material, posters, flyers as well as an extended and completed discography and gig list. Exclusive to this edition is an interview with Edwin Heath, Dead Moons longtime tour manager and a detailed view on their musical equipment.

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Format: Bk

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 18-03-2022
Item # : 556545     
Availability: IN STOCK
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2 - M_DOKUMENTE - MANIA D., MALARIA!, MATADOR - (Bk) 
VENTIL/TAPETE


Extensive show of works by the three iconographic underground bands. The book project "M_Dokumente" focuses on the explicitly female perspective of the all-female bands Mania D., Malaria! and Matador on the West Berlin music and art scene from the late 1970s on. The three bands around Bartel, Koester and Gut played concerts, released records and toured around the world in different formations from 1979 on. What stood out and was new was the self-determined appearance of the musicians, which was reflected in their music and lyrics as well as in their unique style and the genre-crossing approach of "more art in the music, more music in the art". To this day, the three M_Bands are considered visionary, they shaped a new image of women in pop culture and are pioneers and role models for important and necessary emancipatory movements in the music industry. With oral history documentary by and with Beate Bartel, Gudrun Gut and Bettina Koester as well as contributions by Nick Cave, Diedrich Diederichsen, Christine Hahn, Peter Boemmels, Mark Reeder, Scumeck Sabottka, and Annett Scheffel. In German and English.


Format: Bk

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 12-11-2021
Item # : 556544     
Availability: IN STOCK
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3 - TENOR, JIMI - OMNIVERSE - SOUNDS, SIGHTS AND STORIES - (Bk) 
VENTIL/TAPETE


Born in Lahti in 1965, he changed his name from Lassi Letho to Jimi Tenor in reference to his favourite instrument, the tenor saxophone, and out of admiration for the musician Jimmy Osmond. After school, he takes up music studies before eventually moving to New York, where he works as a souvenir photographer on the Empire State Building. During this time, Tenor continues to work on his music in his flat and this unique mixture between house, jazz and experimental pop music emerges. His solo debut "Sahkomies" (1994) established one of the most exciting artistic careers that has lasted for over 30 years. A techno pioneer in the 1990s, Tenor turned to his love of jazz in the 2000s, recording an album with Afrobeat legend Tony Allen and collaborating with several orchestras. As the first part of the new series Sounds, Sights & Stories, "Omniverse" uses photos and stories to document the various stages of Jimi Tenor's life and career, whose work goes far beyond his music - from photography and filmmaking to instrument making and fashion design, everything is conceivable in the world of what is probably the first Finnish pop star.


Format: Bk

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 20-05-2022
Item # : 556543     
Availability: IN STOCK
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