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Last week at Third Man Cass Corridor, Third Man Books celebrated the book launch for John “Inzane” Olson’s (Wolf Eyes) new bookzine of record reviews Life is a Rip Off Part One. Also on hand for the celebration was fellow Detroit-er Patrick Pantano (Dirtbombs) and his new book of photography If You Don’t Have A Picture Then You Didn’t Catch a Fish. Both titles are *very* limited editions and are now available for the first time from our online store. (Check out TMB’s new, less expensive shipping rates!)
Life is a Rip Off Part One is a collection of record reviews by the one, the only, thee John “Inzane" Olson aka Inzane Johnny aka American Tapes aka 1/3 of the band Wolf Eyes. Eventually to be a full length book, Part One is the first three month installment of what will be twelve months of daily record reviews written in Olson's inimitable slash 'n' dash slanguage: anecdotal, immediate, reasonable and totally baller. How does the disturbing-on-many-levels movie Human Centipede compare to the broken blues of Big Bill Broonzy? Or why (or why not) should the demo tape from SMOKE COKE, "the mysterious Illinois underground troupe with some seriously illogical basement moves," be in your collection, too? Or, dammit, why do we all love music!! Check out LRIP1 to re-discover your love for an old favorite, or maybe to discover a new group that could earn the right to become a new old favorite. Ninety-six pages and assembled in Nashville at TMR HQ, LRIP1 is more zine than book and will be limited to an edition of 250 and available only from Third Man.
If You Don't Have a Picture Then You Didn't Catch A Fish is Dirtbombs drummer Patrick Pantano’s visual diary of life inside and outside one of Detroit's greatest bands. Includes unpublished photos of The White Stripes, The Kills, TV on the Radio, Spiritualized, The Soledad Brothers and more. A very limited edition of 250 copies available only from TMB/TMR. About the book, Pantano says, “. . . Fish is not only a tour diary of photos, but also, a photo journal of my life while in The Dirtbombs. There are images from tour, but also images from around tour; before leaving; after coming home; at home trying to figure out what I was going to do next; staged portraits I was working on; snapshots from evenings out; pictures of bands from Detroit. And then of course shows. Hotels, beds, backstages, giant spiders. The images for Fish are shot largely on film and date from 2000–2013.”