George Tsypin Opera Factory [1568985320] - $75.00 : Chronicle Books

George Tsypin Opera Factory [1568985320] - $75.00 : Chronicle Books

I'm addicted to, and in awe of, awesome stage design. You're making an entire world in a space not much larger than the average loft apartment. That takes real creativity and innovation. And it doesn't need to be iPod-friendly.

  • Lou Reed and Metallica's "Lulu" falls from the same tree as Heavy Metal, Prog-Rock, and Opera. Although "Lulu" fits in the tight sonic space Scott Walker cut into pop music, I like to think of "Lulu" as Opera, or a contemporary re... Lou Reed and Metallica's "Lulu" falls from the same tree as Heavy Metal, Prog-Rock, and Opera. Although "Lulu" fits in the tight sonic space Scott Walker cut into pop music, I like to think of "Lulu" as Opera, or a contemporary refection of that genre. On the other hand, "Lulu" could also be looked at as an audio book, which in someways is more exciting. Still I would love to see how "Lulu" might be translated for the stage or as a silent movie soundtrack.

  • 1979 Quadrophenia was the ultimate British film based on The Who album by the same name. We learn about the Mod cultural wars!

  • This is one of those Dr Jon albums that feel like the soundtrack to some amazing off broadway show from the days of Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar. Lucky for us any show tune schmaltz trying to enter the doesn't have a chance aga... This is one of those Dr Jon albums that feel like the soundtrack to some amazing off broadway show from the days of Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar. Lucky for us any show tune schmaltz trying to enter the doesn't have a chance against gripping vocals and is quickly overpowered by Dr John's tripped out lyrics which are turned up to 11 on the randomizer. The result is easily one of Dr John's most hallucinatory albums, as it mixes funk, jazz, pop, Rocky Horror backing vocal styling and even a group of children singing the U.S. National Anthem. Love the cover too. Meanwhile

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  • By the time this one was released, I was mostly over any sort of "hard" music and Green Day was completely off my radar. So, I probably didn't truly listen to this album for a couple years after it's release. To my surprise, absol... By the time this one was released, I was mostly over any sort of "hard" music and Green Day was completely off my radar. So, I probably didn't truly listen to this album for a couple years after it's release. To my surprise, absolutely as good as people said. Best song, Give Me Novacaine.

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  • I'm not completely positive on the history. But, I'm pretty sure that Tommy was the world's first Rock Opera. I had the chance to see it this summer in LA and I, well... I fell in love. This album is fun, and emotional and always ... I'm not completely positive on the history. But, I'm pretty sure that Tommy was the world's first Rock Opera. I had the chance to see it this summer in LA and I, well... I fell in love. This album is fun, and emotional and always enjoyable.

  • I remember the first time I saw this movie. I musta been 12 or 13... I'll never forget the range of emotions I felt when watching this... Sadness, happiness, compassion, empathy, confusion, disgust... With an outstanding sound... I remember the first time I saw this movie. I musta been 12 or 13... I'll never forget the range of emotions I felt when watching this... Sadness, happiness, compassion, empathy, confusion, disgust... With an outstanding soundtrack by the WHO (remember this is a musical) and stars like Ann Margret, Tina Turner (the acid queen), and Elton John (in an unforgettable role as the Pinball Wizard!)... this is a must see.

  • This sophisticated artist’s book, with custom-cut cover and partially exposed binding, documents John Bock’s 2006 action, "Maltreated Frigate"--the height as well as the culmination of this rising German artist’s performative work... This sophisticated artist’s book, with custom-cut cover and partially exposed binding, documents John Bock’s 2006 action, "Maltreated Frigate"--the height as well as the culmination of this rising German artist’s performative work. Here, Bock’s vision comes to life in a multitude of color illustrations composed and collaged by the artist. The libretto, printed in its entirety, explodes in linguistic fireworks and tumbles down the printed page, solid in its earthiness and ready to be constructed into a jumble of bizarre and whimsical neologisms--vivid testimony to the artist’s zest for expression. "Maltreated Frigate" was performed as a spectacle in 10 scenes, a collision course of rock opera, Theater of the Absurd, animated sculpture and puppet show. This raucous volume invites the reader to accompany the artist and his protagonists along their tour-de-force, stream-of-consciousness action. It is a violent ride on a machine from hell, steered by an idiosyncratic inner logic.