The Quietus launches an ebook anthology of articles and interviews

quietusThe Quietus is a cracking publication/website, in its own words:

A new rock music and pop culture website. Editorial independent music website offering news, reviews, features, interviews, videos and pictures

Several of their excellent articles have been featured on this blog and, according to the stats, they are certainly popular with the Gods and Alcoves visitors.  Here are a few…

The Quietus are looking to raise funds and have published an ebook containing a selection of excellent articles and interviews – why not buy a copy & support them, especially if you like the articles above?

In the years since September 2008, we’ve printed 13,186 articles on The Quietus in a huge, sprawling archive of what we think is some of the best writing on music and culture that you’ll find on the internet. Unfortunately, The Quietus was never actually finished – what you’re reading now is essentially still a Beta version, much like the HMS Prince Of Wales sailing out to fight the Bismarck with its artillery untested, and civilian technicians still on board. This means that it’s monstrously difficult to navigate your way through the archive to find some of the best work… which is where Mr Charles Ubaghs comes in.

Charles was a friend of the Quietus from our earliest days, when he would arrive at the pub in excellent brogues and speak learnedly in a crazy accent that hovered somewhere in the Atlantic between the midwest and Belgium. He’s a smart man when it comes to tech (his day job is running social media for the Capital Radio Group), and after much working on the rather Luddite minds of John and myself, convinced us that we ought to publish a Quietus eBook.

And lo! Captain, she rises! Point Close All Quotes: A Quietus Anthology.. This is by no means an exhaustive list, or intended to be our view of the cream of the cream – there’ll hopefully be more eBooks in this series. Instead it’s an attempt to curate some articles that we felt represented the unusual and divergent interests of the Quietus in music, writing styles and so on.

Point Close All Quotes: A Quietus Anthology.

  • An Introduction 
– by John Doran
  • Black Sky Thinking: Death To Corduroy – by Steven Wells
  • Golden Balls: How The Baby Boomers Stole Music – by Luke Turner
  • A Sorry State: Pop Marketing And Rihanna’s Unapologetic – by Jude Rogers
  • Why Jesus Would Have Been A Pussy Riot Fan – by Reverend Rachel Mann
  • One For The Road: Getting Banned From Israel With Hanoi Rocks – by Carol Clerk
  • All You Old Bastards Should Learn Something From This – The Cult of Chris Needham – by Taylor Parkes
  • Sweetest Perfection: Depeche Mode’s Violator 20 Years On – by Emily Bick
  • Sequel Opportunities – by Tim Burgess
  • Bad Seed Warren Ellis On Smartening Up – by Luke Turner
  • Kindred Spirits: Burial The Urban Explorer – by Rory Gibb
  • The Liberty Belle – Dolly Parton Speaks – by Jude Rogers
  • It’s A Sin: Frank Ocean And Prejudice Against Male Bisexuality – by Luke Turner
  • Everything Louder Than Everything Else: Dynamic Range Mastering in 2011 – by Nick Southall
  • 808 State Of Mind: Proto-Crunk Originator DJ Spanish Fly – by Phil Hebblethwaite
  • Tear Gas And Hip Hop: A Different View Of The Stone Roses’ Debut – by John Tatlock
  • Meditate On Bass Weight: Why Sunn O))) Are A Dance Act – by Angus Finlayson
  • Kanye West, Sensitive Soul – by John Doran
  • Nico: Facing the Wind – The Marble Index Trilogy – by Matthew Lindsay
  • Thom Yorke: My Autobiography – by Steven Wells
  • Why Factory Floor Are My Favourite Band – by John Doran
  • Bring The Ruckus: Country & Western Vs Krautrock – Our Writers Rage – by David Stubbs & Andrew Mueller
  • Adolescent Awkwardness: U2’s Boy 30 Years On – by Ben Graham
  • Spacerock… The Final Frontier – by Joel McIver
  • Counting Backwards: Throwing Muses Interviewed – by John Freeman
  • We Only Have This Excerpt: Mark E. Smith Of The Fall Interviewed – by Kevin EG Perry
  • “I Will Do This Forever”: Vic Chesnutt’s Break-Up Song With Death – by Wyndham Wallace
  • Goodbye Girls, Hello Heaven? To Nicola Roberts – by Aidan Moffat
  • A Message From The Captain By Way Of A Baker’s Dozen – by John Doran

via The Quietus | Features | Our First eBook Launches – Point Close All Quotes: A Quietus Anthology.

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