Kill the Music: The Chronicle of a College Radio Idealists Rock n Roll Rebellion in an Era of Intrusive Morality and Censorship

Virginia Anne Saunders

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235 pages. KILL THE MUSIC is the true story of a girl-crazy college radio idealist and his relationships between family, friends, enemies and the politics of the music scene. Set in the Bible Belt during the late 80s, this poignant account explores his experiences as a college radio deejay at WUSC-FM, and the owner of the ill-fated 4808 Club in Charlotte, NC. Depicting candid conversations with legendary rock stars, tales of sexual liaisons, and the ins and outs of concert promotion, KILL THE MUSIC is a no-holds-barred comedic, skewed, enlightening, and sometimes sad look into a past not so long ago, and how oddly our society is connected through media. The book also touches on the growth of live music in North and South Carolina, censorship issues, and the antiquated laws and puritanism that suffer the New South. Michael, the son of a flamboyant attorney and a beauty queen, traverses through the politics of music, in an almost fairy-tale like odyssey of punk and passion, finally succumbing to the small town mentality of a World Class City. Commentaries on these issues throughout but never short on levity, KILL THE MUSIC is an insightful must-have for those who love seedy tales of nightclubs, rivalries, and the alternative, heavy metal, and punk rock music genres, during the Reagan and Bush eras. KILL THE MUSIC was described by Innocent Words Magazine as . . . wildly entertaining. The Charlotte Observer described KILL THE MUSIC as well received and referred to Plumides as an Uptown nightlife pioneer. Author Michael G. Plumides, Jr. is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and International Studies. Plumides also holds a Doctorate in Jurisprudence from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, Georgia. It was a time of a shifting cultural landscape: the PMRC, Jessie Helms and the forces of censorship waged war on the arts, including punk, metal and hip-hop, with the likes of Judas Priest and 2 Live Crew squarely in their sights. Into those crosshairs came Michael Plumides, whod come up through the ranks of college radio to operate Charlottes controversial 4808 Club. In his memoir, KILL THE MUSIC, Plumides describes the highs and lows of running a venue, from sleazy sexual liaisons with horny patrons and butting heads with overachieving alcohol and vice agents, to backroom intrigue at the hands of a rival club owner, and the outrageous musical personalities who walked (or staggered) through the loading-dock doors of the club. Things came to a head in September, 1990, when theatrical metal maestros GWAR were booked for a high-profile, all-ages show at the 4808 - it was the opportunity local authorities had been waiting for. Not only is the book a lively read, brimming with memorable, true-life characters (Soundgarden, Bad Brains, Danzig, Corrosion of Conformity, Black Crowes, L. A. Guns, Widespread Panic, Motorhead, Megadeth, Hootie and the Blowfish), it is also a crucial snapshot of a place and time that hasnt really been documented all that thoroughly. When Mike Plumides opened up the 4808 Club, the circus officially came to town in Charlotte, and when he was finally forced to shut it down a few short years later, the circus pulled up stakes and left. And if you ask some of the locals who still live in Charlotte, by some measures that circus has never come back. Fred Mills - Managing Editor - Blurt Magazine . . . whats really going on here is more about the author than anything else; thankfully hes a pretty entertaining storyteller. Kevin Oliver - Free Times - Columbia, SCPlumides tackles censorship during the rise of alternative rock. Courtney Devores - The Charlotte Observer This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: This poignant memoir explores the experiences of Michael G. Plumides, Jr. - a college radio deejay at WUSC-FM, and the owner of the ill-fated and controversial 4808 Club, located in Uptown Charlotte, NC. Through entertaining conversations with legendary rock stars, tales of sexual liaisons, and the ins-and-outs of concert promotion, KILL THE MUSIC is a no-holds-barred comedic, skewed, enlightening, and sometimes disheartening look into a past not so long ago, and how oddly our society connected without the use of social media but by the posting of a flyer. The book also touches on the growth of music in North and South Carolina and the bands who hit it big, censorship issues, and the puritanism that suffered the "New South" during the late 1980's; the era of moral hysteria under Jesse Helms, Phyllis Schafly, and the Parent Music Recourse Center. Plumides, the son of a flamboyant attorney and a beauty queen, traverses through the politics of music, and the small town mentality of a “World Class City.” Commentaries on these issues throughout but never short on levity, KILL THE MUSIC is an insightful must-have for those who love seedy tales of live music nightclubs and their rivalries, but also the different genres of rock, rap, punk, metal, and alternative, during the salad days of college radio on the backdrop of the stifling Reagan and Bush eras.

From the Publisher: "It was a time of a shifting cultural landscape: the PMRC, Jesse Helms and the forces of censorship waged war on the arts, including punk, metal and hip-hop, with the likes of Judas Priest and 2 Live Crew squarely in their sights. Into those crosshairs came Michael Plumides, who'd come up through the ranks of college radio to operate Charlotte's controversial 4808 Club. In his memoir, KILL THE MUSIC, Plumides describes the highs and lows of running a venue, from sleazy sexual liaisons with horny patrons and butting heads with overachieving alcohol and vice agents, to backroom intrigue at the hands of a rival club owner, and the outrageous musical personalities who walked (or staggered) through the loading-dock doors of the club. Things came to a head in September, 1990, when theatrical metal maestros GWAR were booked for a high-profile, all-ages show at the 4808 - it was the opportunity local authorities had been waiting for. Not only is the book a lively read, brimming with memorable, true-life characters (Soundgarden, Bad Brains, Danzig, Corrosion of Conformity, Black Crowes, L.A. Guns, Widespread Panic, Motorhead, Megadeth, Hootie and the Blowfish), it is also a crucial snapshot of a place and time that hasn't really been documented all that thoroughly. When Mike Plumides opened up the 4808 Club, the circus officially came to town in Charlotte, and when he was finally forced to shut it down a few short years later, the circus pulled up stakes and left. If you ask some of the locals who still live in Charlotte, by some measures that circus has never come back."

Fred Mills - Managing Editor - Blurt Magazine

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