DAVID STUBBS Mars By 1980 P/B
David Stubbs is a British author and music journalist. Alongside Simon Reynolds, he was one of the co-founders of the Oxford magazine Monitor before going on to join the staff at Melody Maker. He later worked for NME, Uncut and Vox, as well as the Wire. His work has appeared in The Times, Sunday Times, Spin, Guardian, Quietus and GQ. He has written a number of books, including a song-by-song profile of Jimi Hendrix and Fear Of Music: Why People Get Rothko But Don't Get Stockhausen, a comparative study of twentieth-century avant-garde music and art. He lives in London.
Stubbs celebrates the disruptive influence of technology in music like a psychogeographer exploring alien soundscapes, uncovering new meaning at every turn. A fascinating trip back to the future which stands as one of the best books in the field.
- Q Magazine
If you only buy one account of electronica, make it this [...] Conflating the personal and historical, Mars by 1980 thrives on its enthusiasm, elegance and erudition.
- Record Collector
Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 3.2 x 23.4 cm