RECENT AND FUTURE RELEASES FROM REDOUBT PRESS

 

 

May 2005

 

ROCK AND THE POP NARCOTIC: Testament for the Electric Church

By Joe Carducci

 

Reissued

 

$29.95

From the cover, by Simon Reynolds, author of "Rip It Up
and Start Again."
"By some distance, R&TPN is the most original and
provocative book on rock of the last fifteen years.  The
second section, an encyclopaedic survey of five decades of
rock music, is particularly impressive… But it's Part
One that will change all your ideas about music."

 

 

September 18th 2007

 

ENTER NAOMI - SST, L.A. AND ALL THAT

Elegy for music photographer Naomi Petersen, SST Records, Punk, Hippie, and the 20th Century

 

By Joe Carducci

 

$24.95

From the cover, by Mike Davis, author of "City of
Quartz," and "Planet of Slums"
"This is an absolutely mesmerizing introduction to
L.A.'s punk pantheon of outside musicians, artists,
photographers, and performers.  As Carducci reminds us, the
wild kids on the Strip, the Strand, and the Desert created a
potent musical underground in the shadow of the
corporate-entertainment industry and it continues to subvert
and inspire."

 

 

September 18th 2007

 

WYOMING STORIES - YEUNG GIRL, THE WINTER HAND, HOMO VAMPYRUS

By Joe Carducci 

Introduction by David Lightbourne

 

$16.95

 

From the cover, by Budd Boetticher, director of "7 Men
from Now," "Comanche Station."
  "I like how you
write."

 

 

Coming 2008

 

LIFE AGAINST DEMENTIA: Essays, Reviews & Interviews
1975-2007

A collection of pieces on music, film, books and
ideas from Details, New Times, Arthur and others, including many
previously unpublished.

 

By Joe Carducci

 

$24.95

 

 

 

 

Redoubt Press was put together in 1990 to publish the first
edition of Rock and the Pop Narcotic, by Joe Carducci.  A
second, revised edition was published by 2.13.61 in 1995.
Redoubt was reactivated in 2005 to reprint R&TPN, as well as
the rest of Carducci's output.


Joe Carducci was born in Merced, California in 1955.  He
grew up in Naperville, Illinois, attended the University of
Denver for a year and a half before moving to Hollywood in
1976 to pursue screen-writing.  Carducci co-founded
Systematic Record Distribution in Portland in 1978, moved it
to Berkeley at the end of 1979 and was involved in the
Thermidor and Optional Music record labels.  He moved back
to Los Angeles in the fall of 1981 to work with Black
Flag's label, SST Records, until early 1986.  Back in
Chicago he wrote Rock and the Pop Narcotic, began the
Provisional company with the release of the first four films
by
Raymond Pettibon, and continued writing screenplays.
Carducci moved to Wyoming at the end of 1995.

 

 

James Parker wrote the excellent "Turned On" bio of Henry Rollins and so his Boston Phoenix review of "Enter Naomi" is particularly sharp

 

Interview is up at PasteMagazine.com