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Party Out of Bounds really captures the rhythm and feel of the Athens music scene. Rodger knows. He was there from the beginning. (Peter Buck R.E.M.)

For fans of the bands, rock historians, and followers of the indie scene, this is a 'Party' worth attending. (Billboard)

His foot heavy on the accelerator, Mr. Brown speeds his readers through the Georgia darkness from keg parties in rural love shacks to packed warehouse dance marathons in town. . . . Without turning maudlin, Mr. Brown captures both the joy of Athens’s youthful exuberance and the pain of a generation’s loss of innocence to cynicism and AIDS. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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An electric tale of artists and dreams, drugs and sex, triumphs and tragedies --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 252 pages
  • Publisher: everthemore books (December 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974387703
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974387703
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,198,355 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By David Alston on September 17, 2006
Format: Paperback
It's great to see this book back in print - seemingly a modest look into a grass-roots community of eclectics and artists, PARTY OUT OF BOUNDS actually presents a valuable piece of history - the rise of the Athens GA music and arts scene.

The reverberations from Athens ultimately threw a spotlight onto similar developments in Austin, Boulder, Chapel Hill, Winston-Salem, Minneapolis, Seattle/Olympia, Monterrey MX, and countless other places off the beaten track of the commercial culture industry, spawning a tremendous amount of great and influential work in the process, and this book is - amazingly - still one of the only documents of it all.

Browne was a part of the scene, so his resources, contacts and memories aid in the construction of a rich cultural history. The DIY spirit of the times has been reflected in other works (Clinton Heylin's FROM THE VELVETS TO THE VOIDOIDS springs to mind) focusing on other places, but certain other aspects - the diversity among the people and participants - is largely overlooked in most histories, and Browne gives the art influences, the 'Southern' influences, and the gay influences that all formed some of the scene's foundations the respect they deserve.

And Browne does detail just how stressing and grueling being in a struggling young rock band can be - the joy and the myth is here for sure, but so is the work and financial strain.
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Just so that the author isn't the only one posting reviews, let me just say that I've lost track of the number of times I've enjoyed this book. Every time I reread it, it conjures up a movie in my mind, artistic college kids in the deep South living to party and play music. Although I grew up in Minnesota, the early punk/new wave scene of the late seventies was much the same here as it was in Athens, GA, and the (hazy) memories of that time are lovingly recounted here.
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I just finished reading Part Out of Bounds as the primary text for a history of Athens Music class at University of Georgia. I can't imagine a better writing style for describing the uncontrolable energy of an emergent scene - of describing characters that would rather be misunderstood than transcribed. I now feel a new sense of presence and history to the town and music scene that I inhabit, and a familiairity with the musicians I grew up listening to.
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As a longtime fan of both the B-52s and R.E.M., as well as a longtime reader of books about music and the scenes that created various types, I have to say that Brown's book just might be the best. It doesn't have the chronological and philosophical sweep of, say, Marcus' Lipstick Traces on a Cigarette, but it doesn't have to. What it does paint is a vivid portrait - a little sketchy in some places, deeply layered in others - of a time and place from which then-new sounds gestated and then burst forth onto a music landscape that hadn't really seen anything like it before, and especially not from little ol' Athens, GA. Brown's insidery take gave him access and his talent gave him effective communication of this college town and the scene that art students and townies alike created out of a mix of creativity, boredom, controlled substances, dreams, and whatever was to hand.
Not only did I love getting early-days' details on two of my favorite bands, I relished discovering others of the scene, particularly Pylon, and look forward to following up on still more (Love Tractor). I was a little too young to be in college at the time this was happening, but my high school and college (and beyond) musical tastes benefited from the Athens scene; this book only made me like them more. Thank you, Rodger Lyle Brown, for the original book and getting it back into print.
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