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Sophistopunk

Luke Wallis, Mark Opitz and Jeff Jenkins

Sophistopunk
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Publisher Description

Mark Opitz and the inside story of making the great albums of Oz rock. I d like to take this opportunity to say my career wouldn t be anything without Mark Opitz, and I say that on behalf of many Australian musicians. -Jimmy Barnes From Cold Chisel to The Angels, from AC/DC to INXS to Australian Crawl, Mark Opitz has left an indelible imprint on the Australian music scene. The producer of such iconic albums as Cold Chisel s East, The Angels Face to Face, INXS Shabooh Shoobah and Jimmy Barnes Bodyswerve, Opitz is one of the most influential figures in the history of Oz Rock. Sophisto-punk tells Opitz s remarkable story, from his early days serving a musical apprenticeship as an engineer with AC/DC, under the legendary producers Harry Vanda and George Young. Opitz soon struck out on his own with a little-known Adelaide band, The Angels. He helped shape the group s trademark edgy sound Mark described it as sophisto-punk which propelled The Angels to rock stardom and launched his extraordinary career. Filled with frequently hilarious, sometimes poignant, anecdotes about Mark s experiences recording with Australia s rock greats,

Author Biography

Mark Opitz started his career as a production engineer in television. In 1975, he started work at EMI Studio 301 and went on to become Australia's most successful record producer. In a 30 years career Mark has worked with The Angels, Cold Chisel, Jimmy Barnes, The Divinyls, ACDC, Hoodoo Gurus, Australian Crawl, INXS, The Models, Kiss, Ray Charles and Bob Dylan.

Product Details

Publisher
Random House Australia
Year
2012
ISBN-10
1742757936
ISBN-13
9781742757933
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2012-11-01
Country of Publication
Australia
Author
Luke Wallis, Mark Opitz, Jeff Jenkins
Media
Book
Language
English
Subtitle
the Story of Mark Opitz and Oz Rock
Short Title
SOPHISTO PUNK
Illustrations
Yes
Pages
400