This is a real gem – a fantastic 30 minute feature on Killing Joke’s amazing drummer – Big Paul Ferguson. These features accompany a forthcoming autobiography called SEX, WAX N ROCK N ROLL by Mont Sherar. More info here:
Disco has always been about the dance floor. But, especially during the 80s, there was another form of music that was packing number of dance-clubs around the world in just the same way. It wasnt necessarily made for dancing specifically, (in fact the opposite was true for a lot of it), but the power to send you racing to the dance-floor was inescapable. For lack of a better name, let’s just call it ALTERNATIVE. If you’re reading this you most certainly know what that means.
Mont Sherar’s DJ career extended between the years of 1980 to the end of 1989. Best known for being instrumental in the creation of Miami’s legendary Fire & Ice and Kitchen Club (Miami Beach) Mont’s background in getting there is quite remarkable – and certainly unexpected. It most certainly wasn’t easy.Follow that journey as a young farmhand hick in the middle of nowhere northern Canada, to legendary status as S. Floridas premier “anti-mainstream” dance club DJ of the 80s.
Experience how the alternative dance music business really operated during a magical moment in history. Never before disclosed “behind the scenes” music tales featuring the likes of Killing Joke, Thrill Kill Kult, Ministry, Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, and MM and Spooky Kids, just to name just a few!
“I came from from the most isolated place on earth – nothing but grizzly bears and mosquitos until I was a teenager. How I ended up where I did, doing what I was doing, and achieving the kind of success that came out of it, is still hard to believe!”
As one might expect from an autobiography about a DJ, there is a great deal of focus on some amazing vinyl – especially those that packed the dance floors. But as a supplement to Mont’s own comments, there is a long list of all-star musicians who provide their own insights into how those actual songs/records/videos were created. Exclusive to Sex WAX n Rock n Roll.
Alive with brutal honesty, humour, and wit, this is a rare view of how things were from a unique perspective! Illustrated with photographs.
Who needs fiction when the truth is far more entertaining!
2015 release target.