Becoming Elektra: The True Story Of Jac Holzman’s Visionary by Mick Houghton,John Densmore

, , Comments Off on Becoming Elektra: The True Story Of Jac Holzman’s Visionary by Mick Houghton,John Densmore

By Mick Houghton,John Densmore

“Jac Holzman had a gorgeous label known as Elektra documents. They placed out Judy Collins, Tim Buckley, The doorways, and Love. He dressed mod and he handled us very lightly. He used to be a civilized guy. He evidently enjoyed the humanities, yet what he fairly desired to do used to be construct his enterprise – and he did. He had his personal matters, and elegance, and also you needed to serve them, and naturally whilst he offered out, as all indies do, you have been stranded culturally within the arms of a chilly clumsy conglomerate. yet he placed us within the correct studios with the suitable manufacturers and he attempted to get us visible within the correct venues and it particularly helped. it is a sturdy instance of the industry.”
—IGGY POP, John Peel Lecture, 2014

BECOMING ELEKTRA tells the fantastic real tale of the pioneering Elektra files label and its far-sighted founder, Jac Holzman, who equipped a small people imprint right into a domestic for probably the most groundbreaking, very important, and enduring song of the rock era.

Placing the Elektra label in a broader context, the ebook provides a gripping narrative of musical and cultural heritage that reads like a list of all that's fascinating and cutting edge concerning the 60s and 70s: The doorways, Love’s eternally adjustments, Tim Buckley’s see you later & hi, The Stooges, the MC5’s Kick Out The Jams, Queen and Queen II, The great String Band, Carly Simon’s No secrets and techniques, and lots of, many more.

This totally revised and extended variation contains a fresh foreword through John Densmore of The doorways and attracts on wide new interviews with a variety of Elektra alumni, together with Lenny Kaye, Joe Boyd, Tom Paley, Johnny Echols, Jean Ritchie, and Bernie Krause, in addition to additional conversations with Holzman himself. It additionally provides new chapters: a glance at Elektra in Britain within the 60s and a reappraisal of the label’s 70s output.

MICK HOUGHTON is a tune publicist and journalist who obtained his first Elektra LP in 1966. considering that 1978, he has sorted the Ramones, conversing Heads, Undertones, Echo & The Bunnymen, Julian Cope, Sonic adolescence, The Jesus & Mary Chain, The KLF, Spiritualized, XTC, Bert Jansch, and Richard Thompson, between many others. he's the writer of the acclaimed I’ve continually saved A Unicorn: The Biography Of Sandy Denny (2015), and his writing has seemed in permit It Rock, Circus, ZigZag, Sounds, trip, Mojo, and Uncut. He used to be one of many compilers and manufacturers of – in addition to writing the accompanying e-book for – the Grammy-nominated without end altering: The Golden Age of Elektra 1963–1973 boxed set.

JOHN DENSMORE is a musician and songwriter top referred to as the drummer within the doorways. he's the writer of the bestselling autobiography Riders at the typhoon (1990) and The doorways: Unhinged (2013).

PRAISE FOR the 1st variation of changing into ELEKTRA:
“The excellent advisor to a listing brimming in madcap genius and the occasional well-adjusted luck story.” Mojo

“This meticulously researched heritage faucets into founder Jac Holzman’s folks roots to inform the tales from the bohemian spring that preceded the summer time of affection … a necessary artefact.” Q

“That infrequent type of publication which succeeds on each entrance … completely encapsulates the enigmatic, unpredictable spirit of a label which has instigated musical sea-changes and tantalised creditors for decades.” list Collector

“This memorably thorough account indicates Holzman’s features in spades … ardour with pragmatism and the braveness to embody new forms.” The Wire

“A cracking new biography of the pioneering Elektra label and its firestarter, Jac Holzman.” The Word

“A extraordinary narrative that is going approach past the geographical regions of geeky musos.” The Sun

“A righteous quantity … whilst your subject material is as culturally wealthy as Elektra’s again catalogue, good, readers can purely utter the occasional ‘sheesh, I’ll simply learn for an additional 5 minutes’ prior to gazing the entire day slip seamlessly away.” Julian Cope

Show description

Read Online or Download Becoming Elektra: The True Story Of Jac Holzman’s Visionary Record Label (Revised And Expanded Edition) PDF

Similar music_1 books

100 Most Beautiful Songs Ever for Fingerpicking Guitar (Songbook)

(Guitar Solo). 100 undying songs from a large choice of musical genres are featured during this selection of solo guitar preparations in normal notation and tab. contains: Angel * Bless the damaged street * likelihood is * have no idea Why * Faithfully * Hallelujah * i'm going to constantly Love You * Killing Me Softly along with his music * reminiscence * Stardust * Tears in Heaven * lady * You elevate Me Up * and plenty of extra.

Just for Fun: Children's Songs for Banjo: 59 Children's Classics for Easy Banjo TAB (Banjo)

Kid's Songs for Banjo is designed to be playable through starting and amateur musicians. it really is ideal for kids, and for fogeys who are looking to strum and sing those nice songs in addition to their young ones. Plus, matching guitar, ukulele, and mandolin books are available---just for enjoyable! Titles:*A-B-C*A-Hunting we'll Go*All the beautiful Little Horses*All in the course of the Night*The Alphabet Song*Angels looking at Over Me*The Animal Fair*Baa, Baa, Blacksheep*The undergo Climbed Over the Mountain*Bill Hogan's Goat*Billy Boy*Bingo*Blue Jay Pulled the Four-Horse Plow*Bobby Shafto*Brahms' Lullaby*Come Little Leaves*Did You Ever See a Lassie?

The Music of the Netherlands Antilles: Why Eleven Antilleans Knelt before Chopin's Heart (Caribbean Studies Series)

Why 11 Antilleans Knelt ahead of Chopin's middle isn't really your traditional musical scholarship. In October 1999, 11 Antilleans attended the carrier held to commemorate the a hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Fr�d�ric Chopin�s dying. This provider, held within the Warsaw church the place the composer�s center is saved in an urn, was once a chance for those Antilleans to precise their debt of gratitude to Chopin, whose impact is principal to Antillean track background.

77 Sulphate Strip: An eyewitness account of the year that changed everything

An eyewitness account of 1977 by means of one of many simply reporters allowed complete entry to the bands. this is often the genuine tale of the way it relatively felt and what relatively occurred then. .. . and the way John Lydon (Rotten), Hugh Cornwell and Rat Scabies suppose now approximately what they stated and did again then. A characteristic size interview with John Lydon seems to be within the new ebook seventy seven Sulphate Strip via former list reflect journalist Barry Cain.

Additional resources for Becoming Elektra: The True Story Of Jac Holzman’s Visionary Record Label (Revised And Expanded Edition)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.80 of 5 – based on 10 votes