Joe Carducci - Enter Naomi: SST, L.A. and All That... - Book


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Enter Naomi began as the author’s attempt to discover what had happened to music photographer NAOMI PETERSEN. She worked most notably at SST Records in the 1980s.

At the May, 2005 premiere of the Minutemen documentary, We Jam Econo, word spread that she had died two years earlier. As Carducci found out more about her years before and after SST, his planned email death notice became a lengthy photo-essay for the web and eventually this book.

“This is an absolutely mesmerizing introduction to L.A.’s punk pantheon of outside musicians, artists, photographers, and performers. As Carducci reminds us, the wild kids on the Strip, the Strand, and the Desert created a potent musical underground in the shadow of the corporate-entertainment industry and it continues to subvert and inspire.”—Mike David (City of Quartz, Planet of Slums).

270 pages, with photos, illustrations.