Party Out of Bounds : The B-52's, R.E.M., and the Kids Who Rocked Athens, Georgia Paperback / softback
Part of the Music of the American South series
Originally published in 1991, Rodger Lyle Brown's Party Out of Bounds is a cult classic that others an insider's look at the underground rock music culture that sprang from a lazy Georgia college town.
Brown uses half-remembered stories, lo- cal anecdotes, and legendary lore to chronicle the 1970s and 1980s and the spawn- ing of Athens bands such as the B-52's, Pylon, and R.E.M.
Their creative momentum helped to usher in a new wave of music on a national and international level, putting Athens, Georgia, on the map. Brown takes the reader on a heady, keg-beer-fueled romp from the South's dirty back roads and all-night porch parties to the precipice of rock superstardom.
This twenty- fifth-anniversary edition includes new and rarely seen photographs by locals on the scene; a foreword by Charles Aaron, former longtime editor and writer at SPIN magazine; and an afterword by producer/engineer and musician David Barbe, drawn from an essay originally published in the Oxford American's2015 music issue.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 272 pages, 41 black & white images
- Publisher: University of Georgia Press
- Publication Date: 30/07/2016
- Category: Music reviews & criticism
- ISBN: 9780820350400