Hardcover book / English version / 255 pages
Editor: Marius Lien
Info on book: Supersonic Scientists by various authors
Since their debut demotape «Maiden Voyage» in 1990, Motorpsycho has released 21 studio albums, four live albums and a bunch of 7”, 10” and single tracks.
They have an enormous fan base all over the world, but still, no one knows that much about them, apart from the fact that they release an average of one fantastic album a year.
In conjunction with Motorpsycho’s exhibition opening at Rockheim in Trondheim on October 16th, 15 of Norways finest authors, musicians and music journalists dove into the world of Motorpsycho.
Who are their fans, why do they sound the way they do, their megalomaniacal visions, their music, album sleeves, lyrics, their working ethics and, last but not least, how do they manage to keep their mystique after 25 years on the road?
15 authors wrote about 15 different songs from 15 different albums. Among them ex-MP drummer Håkon Gebhardt, famous novelists and diehard fans Johan Harstad and Lars Ramslie, historians, fans, musicians, professors – all tell their story, and editor Marius Lien makes them all fit together.
The book contains the largest MP discography ever, put together by Kjell Arne Sandvik and Petter Flaten Eilertsen, with a foreword by Bob LeBad.
The 15 authors who contributed are:
Kristopher Schau (musician), Marius Lien (author), Lars Ramslie (author), Anne Lise Frøkedal (musician), Hedvig Mollestad (musician), Synnøve Engevik (professor), Synne Øverland Knudsen (musician), Espen Hauglid (writer), Stian Stakset (librarian/writer), Håkon Gebhardt (artist), Nils Henrik Smith (author), Johan Harstad (author), Audun Vinger (music journalist), Stina Stjern (artist), Arvid Skancke-Knutsen (music historian) and Morten Haugdahl (music historian).
Hardcover special edition cover with color print and dust jacket – Specially designed by Kim Hiorthøy.
Numbered 1000 copies limited edition.