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How Soon Is Now? : the Madmen and Mavericks Who Made Independent Music 1975-2005

How Soon Is Now? : the Madmen and Mavericks Who Made Independent Music 1975-2005

Author: Richard King
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'If you look at all the people involved - Ivo, Tony Wilson, McGee, Geoff Travis, myself - nobody had a clue about running a record company, and that was the best thing about it.' Daniel Miller, Mute Records

One of the most tangible aftershocks of punk was its prompt to individuals: do it yourself. A generation was inspired, and often with no planning or business sense, in bedrooms, record-shop back offices and sheds, labels such as Factory, Rough Trade, Mute, Beggars Banquet, 4AD, Creation, Warp and Domino began. From humble beginnings, some of the most influential artists were allowed to thrive: Orange Juice, New Order, Depeche Mode, Happy Mondays, The Smiths, Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine, Aphex Twin, Teenage Fanclub, The Arctic Monkeys. How Soon Is Now? is a landmark survey of the artists, the labels, and the mavericks behind them who had the vision and bloody-mindedness to turn the music world on its head.

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A landmark survey of independent music; the record labels and the inspirational, eccentric and visionary figures who created them.
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  • : 9780571340217
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : November 2017
  • : books

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  • : 640
  • : Richard King
  • : Paperback