A biography of Boyd Rice, pioneering experimental noise musician and controversial figure in late 20th Century American counterculture. Includes numerous biographical photographs, discographies, a bibliography, and is presented in both English and French.
"Brian M. Clark's eloquent [biography] depicts Boyd Rice as not only a key figure in experimental music but also someone who has broken the chokehold of political correctness and, in his flirtations with what the censors would regard as 'evil', acknowledged the essential duality of man - darkness and light, god and beast combined."
- David Stubbs, The Wire (England)
"Brian M. Clark's extensive biography covers all Boyd Rice's artistic endeavours from his experimental noise output as NON ... [to Rice's] involvement and subsequent fallout with the editors of Re/Search ... Clark doesn't flinch from the more dubious aspects of Rice's career ... [he] manages to put forth a balanced account surrounding the accusations of fascism that are forever leveled at Rice."
- Tony Dickie, CompulsionOnline.com (Scotland)
"In crafting his biography of Boyd Rice, Brian M. Clark seems fully aware of the potential pitfalls in discussing such a contentious figure. ... Thorough and factual, Clark's [biography of Rice] steps back from knee-jerk emotional reactions and presents the full spectrum of his subject's activities. ... Clark points out that with increased calls for restrictions on speech in academia and the media by proponents of so-called political correctness, it's important to talk about provocative voices like Rice's in a rational fashion. To relegate Boyd Rice to the trash bin of the underground is to ignore the influence he had on so many enduring veins of interest - a fact that Clark rightly identifies as revisionist, short-sighted, and ultimately petty."
- Tenebrous Kate, Heathen Harvest (United States)
Paperback: 236 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st Edition edition (February 26, 2014)