By Josh MacPhee
Brooklyn, NY, c/o Interference Archive, 2017
Dimensions: 5.75 in X 8.5 in
Binding: staplebound with cover flaps
Process: Four-color Risograph
Color: Four-color Risograph throughout
Edition size: 400
The first edition of this booklet sold out very quickly, and in addition, readers suggested so much new information that it demanded an expanded reprint.
This booklet, #16 in the Pound the Pavement series, is a great piece of research and sonic scholarship from Josh MacPhee. He lovingly documents 230 record labels that released political vinyl between 1965 and 1990. Scans of the logo designs for each label are included along with descriptions, and best of all, the scope of the labels is international and broad. Many kinds of music are included, and through this booklet you'll find your way toward everything from Dutch punk to revolutionary music from Portugal. Essential stuff!