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    Description"A veritable cornucopia of self-made worth. . . . "DIY: The Rise of Lo-Fi Culture" is a triumph from beginning to end. . . . Highly recommended."--Trakmarx.com"A . . . comprehensive guide to the evolution of DIY culture as we know it today."--Bookslut.comThis exploration of lo-fi culture traces the origin of the DIY ethic to the skiffle movement of the 1950s, mail art, Black Mountain poetry, and avant-garde art in the 1950s. It follows the punk scene of the 1970s and 1980s to the current music scene. It charts the development of music outside of the publicity machine and examines the politics behind the production of "homemade" recordings and publications.

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    The Rise of Lo-fi Culture
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    By (author) Amy Spencer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 377
    Width: 123 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 254 g
    ISBN 13: 9780714531618
    ISBN 10: 0714531618

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    BIC E4L: SOC
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JFCA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 540
    BISAC V2.8: LAN008000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27330
    BISAC V2.8: MUS030000
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    DC22: 306.48426
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    DC22: 070.4/8
    LC classification: PN4836 .S64 2008
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 070.48
    Edition statement
    Revised, Updated ed.
    Illustrations note
    Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    01 September 2008
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    Since the 1990s thousands of individuals have embraced the zine revolution and DIY music-making. Amy Spencer champions the unsung heroes and heroines of the lo-fi scene.A first comprehensive study of lo-fi culture and DIY production of records, CDs, zines within the alternative scene-including interviews with leading musicians, writers and promoters. The book focuses on the lo-fi movements of the UK and US, and across the globe, introducing the various communities who adopted the DIY ethic, the 1950s beat movement, Riot Grrrl, Queercore and Social Activism.Amy Spencer is a former zine-writer and record-label founder, current member of promotions collective 'The Bakery' and a key player in the establishment of Ladyfest, the UK's fastest-growing women's arts festival.