Who Cares Anyway? Post-Punk San Francisco and the End of the Analog Age | Will York
Who Cares anyway? is the first book to document the post-punk San Francisco music scene and draws on over 100 interviews with musicians, artists and other key players. This is an alternative SF scene, one shorn of your Grateful Deads and Jefferson Airplanes and full to the brim with bands like Flipper, The Residents, The Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 and even Faith No More!
"Late 70s San Francisco. The Summer of Love is a hazy memory, the AIDS Crisis is looming, and nearby Silicon Valley is 'still an obscure place where microchips are made. The City by the Bay is reeling from a string of bizarre tragedies that have earned it a new name: the "kook capital of the world" Yet.out of the darkness comes a creative rebirth, instigated by punk and sustained by the steady influx of outsiders who view the city as a place of refuge, a last resort. What ensues is a collision of sounds and ideas that spans the golden age of analog DIY culture, from the dark cabaret of Tuxedomoon and Factrix, the apocalyptic sounds of Minimal Man and Flipper, the conceptual humour of Gregg Turkingtons Amarillo Records; through to the subversive pop music of Faith No More, the left-field experimentalism of Caroliner, Mr. Bungle, and Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, and much more"
Size: 140 x 216mm (Paperback)