Party Out of Bounds : The B-52's, R.E.M., and the Kids Who Rocked Athens, Georgia, Paperback / softback Book

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

Description

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.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 272 pages, 41 black & white images
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
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  • Category: Music reviews & criticism
  • ISBN: 9780820350400

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