International Pop Overthrow (Revised Edition) : A Celebratory Ode to the Golden Triangle of Power Pop - Material Issue
This is the ALL-IN-ONE Revised Edition and includes the non-fiction, International Pop Overthrow (told backwards), but loaded with additional material including Part II of the Ted Ansani and Mike Zelenko interviews, a timeline, and song titles chart. This is THE prime source for all Ishers - thirsting for that last drop of knowledge about a Power Pop band that led the charge for all Indie bands out of the desolate 1980s and into the rambunctious, and fruitful early 1990s. Where would rock and roll be without Material Issue? Rock music in the 1980s was quickly leading to less and less traditional sounding rock and roll. In 1991, Material Issue - Ted Ansani, Jim Ellison, and Mike Zelenko - saved the maiden music, bound and gagged on the railroad tracks of hell, from defilement and mediocrity. Their sword was their Indie demo-cum big label Mercury debut album, International Pop Overthrow. After its explosive release, rock music was never the same; and these pioneer artists, perhaps Hall of Fame bound, are now forever known as the Golden Triangle of Power Pop. But their journey was no picnic. All gave some. Material Issue gave all. Find out how.
- Paperback | 776 pages
- 178 x 254 x 39mm | 1,320g
- 30 Apr 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Jim Hoffmann
Raised in the Chicago suburb of Glendale Heights, Jim Hoffmann attended the public schools: Charles G. Reskin Elementary, Marquardt Middle School, and Glenbard North High School. He received his B.A. in History and German from Eastern Illinois University (1986), as well as his M.S. in Education from Northern Illinois University (1990). Starting in 1986, Hoffmann has taught social studies in Aurora, Illinois, San Jose, Stockton, and Hesperia, California. He currently teaches at Shadow Ridge School in Hesperia, a top-notch independent study program for 7-12. Hoffmann has always liked to write and has had plenty of practice as a teacher. He resides with his family in Apple Valley, California.