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No Machos or Pop Stars: When the Leeds Art Experiment Went Punk
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No Machos or Pop Stars: When the Leeds Art Experiment Went Punk (Paperback)

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After punk's arrival in 1976, many art students in the northern English city of Leeds traded their paint brushes for guitars and synthesizers. In bands ranging from Gang of Four, Soft Cell, and Delta 5 to Mekons, Scritti Politti, and Fad Gadget, these artists-turned-musicians challenged the limits of what was deemed possible in rock and pop music. Taking avant-garde ideas to the record buying public, they created situationist anti-rock and art-punk, penned deconstructed pop ditties about Jacques Derrida, and took the aesthetics of collage and shock to dark, brooding electro-dance music. In No Machos or Pop Stars Gavin Butt tells the fascinating story of the post-punk scene in Leeds, showing how England's state-funded education policy brought together art students from different social classes to create a fertile ground for musical experimentation. Drawing on extensive interviews with band members, their associates, and teachers, Butt details the groups who wanted to dismantle art world and music industry hierarchies by making it possible to dance to their art. Their stories reveal the subversive influence of art school in a regional music scene of lasting international significance.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryHistory of art / art & design stylesMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresPunk, New Wave & Indie Publisher: Duke University Press Publication Date: 09/09/2022 ISBN-13: 9781478018636  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Gavin Butt is Professor of Fine Art at Northumbria University, author of Between You and Me: Queer Disclosures in the New York Art World, 1948-1963, also published by Duke University Press, and coeditor of Post-Punk Then and Now.

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