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Description - Sophistopunk by Luke Wallis

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,

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781742757933
ISBN-10: 1742757936
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 29mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Ebury Australia
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2012
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Luke Wallis

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.