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Jake Austen in Rocktober on Life Against Dementia
Redoubt Press was put together in 1990 to publish the first
edition of Rock and the Pop Narcotic, by Joe Carducci. A
second, revised edition was published by 2.13.61 in 1995.
Redoubt was reactivated in 2005 to reprint R&TPN, as well as
the rest of Carducci's output.
Joe Carducci was born in Merced, California in 1955. He
grew up in Naperville, Illinois, attended the University of
Denver for a year and a half before moving to Hollywood in
1976 to pursue screen-writing. Carducci co-founded
Systematic Record Distribution in Portland in 1978, moved it
to Berkeley at the end of 1979 and was involved in the
Thermidor and Optional Music record labels. He moved back
to Los Angeles in the fall of 1981 to work with Black
Flag's label, SST Records, until early 1986. Back in
Chicago he wrote Rock and the Pop Narcotic, began the
Provisional company with the release of the first four films
by Raymond Pettibon, and continued writing screenplays.
Carducci moved to Wyoming at the end of 1995.
Interview with Randy Gelling
James Parker wrote the excellent "Turned On" bio of Henry Rollins and so his Boston Phoenix review of "Enter Naomi" is particularly sharp
Interview is up at PasteMagazine.com