Sophistopunk: The Inside Story of Mark OpitzOz Rock

Sophistopunk The Inside Story of Mark OpitzOz Rock A broken home rags to riches mind blowing excess exotic locations laugh out loud anecdotes and tragedy this is the inside story to Mark Opitz and making the great albums of Oz RockMark Opitz has

  • Title: Sophistopunk: The Inside Story of Mark OpitzOz Rock
  • Author: Luke Wallis Jeff Jenkins Mark Opitz
  • ISBN: 9781742757933
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Paperback
  • A broken home, rags to riches, mind blowing excess, exotic locations, laugh out loud anecdotes, and tragedy this is the inside story to Mark Opitz and making the great albums of Oz RockMark Opitz has lived an extraordinary life His tale is remarkable, immediately gripping, and incorporates the making of some of the greatest music and musicians Australia has ever known IA broken home, rags to riches, mind blowing excess, exotic locations, laugh out loud anecdotes, and tragedy this is the inside story to Mark Opitz and making the great albums of Oz RockMark Opitz has lived an extraordinary life His tale is remarkable, immediately gripping, and incorporates the making of some of the greatest music and musicians Australia has ever known It begins in 1975 where a job with the ABC led Mark to the music label EMI, which in turn led to a musical apprenticeship with the legendary record producers Harry Vanda and George Young Describing the next phase in Mark s life is like recapping an Australian rock encyclopedia engineering records with AC DC producing the first album for The Angels a long, fruitful, and extremely colorful association with Cold Chisel and simultaneously running the AR department at Warner Music producing landmark albums for Divinyls, The Models, Australian Crawl, Hoodoo Gurus, and forming another close association this time with INXS The end of the 80s saw Mark globetrotting as advisor to the band on INXS s massive Kick Tour and eventually living in Michael Gudinski s basement This last arrangement was rock n roll than any of Mark s musical ventures to date Mark also had to manage Bob Dylan s performance for the Academy Awards, recorded Ray Charles, and produced Kiss with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra all parts of one incredible story This book will take readers on a unique journey inside the bands, tours, and recording studios of the music that defined an Australian generation.

    One thought on “Sophistopunk: The Inside Story of Mark OpitzOz Rock”

    1. I've read a lot of musician biographies, but never one from the producer's perspective until now - I'm so glad I did. This book was one of the best Christmas gifts I've received in years. I developed a completely new appreciation and understanding of the integral role a producer plays in not only creating a record, but in Mark's case, the iconic sound of an entire nation.This book was filled with so much music talk. And I love music. It's why I read books on the subject. Anyone can do drugs, get [...]

    2. A Great Read for those growing up in the 80s listening to bands like Aus.Crawl, Angels, Barnsey, Divinyls, InXS, Models, & more. An emotion-charged recall of Opitz's life growing up, being apprenticed to Vanda & Young, and becoming The name when it came to producing music in Australia.

    3. Great easy to read overview of one of Australia's most successful record producers responsible for albums by Cold Chisel, INXS, Hoodoo Gurus, AC/DC, Divinyls, Angels, Models etc.

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