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Aiming for the gut
C'est la guerre : Early Writings 1978-1983
Defense against Squares / Contre les caves
Dix poèmes d'Edgar Poe traduits par Alice Becker-Ho
Fantastic Plotte
Holy Moly
Hourra pour Shane/ Hurrah for Shane
Je suis un K
L'Année dernière à Cazillac / Last year in Cazillac
Lait frappé
Le petit guide du Plan Nord
Loud / Bruyant
Maman Sauvage
Mr Non Pigeon
Petits morceau de jeune homme
Roulathèque Roulathèque Nicolore
Spiels d'un minuteman / Spiels of a minuteman
The words to the songs of Michael Hurley
Paroles des chansons de Michael Hurley

C'est la guerre : Early Writings 1978-1983
Byron Coley

C'est la guerre : Early Writings  1978-1983 de Byron Coley Frontline writings from the music war

Coley was born in Manhattan in 1956. He has written extensively about underground culture since the mid-70s. His work for Forced Exposure and Spin made him legendary. This book shows it all started years earlier at NY Rocker and Take It! Since then he has published poetry, writen liner notes for hundreds of records, spewed for more ‘zines than anyone could ever remember and contributed to various anthologies. His previous book was «No Wave» with Thurston Moore.

C’est la guerre is a perfect snapshot, via letters and early articles, of a time of great changes in american music, that of the emergence of new kinds of wild rock, punk or noise, that would extend the explorations of free jazz or of great innovators like Captain Beefheart. Some of the articles included are about David Bowie, Robert Fripp, Fred Frith, Devo, Hüsker Dü, Suicide, Lydia Lunch, Jim Morrison, The Meat Puppets and the minutemen.

Foreword by Mike Watt. Cover drawn & silkscreened by Simon Bossé. 142 pages,
Bilingual (English/French), translated by Marie Frankland (John-Glassco Translation Price 2007).
6.5 x 6.5 inches.

« Byron used to come by SST Records, where I was living at the time. He would help the label with college radio ads. I would ask him about a band or an artist because it seemed that there wasn't anything or anyone in the world of music he wasn't conversant about. »
Henry Rollins, LA Weekly, February 2011

Some reviews of the book can be found here.

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