Dont miss out on this amazing autobiography featuring the likes of Killing Joke, Thrill Kill Kult, Ministry, Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, and Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids, just to name just a few!
A small taste of the coming autobiography by Mont Sherar. This 26 minute promo film should be enough for any lover of the 80s alternative music scene to get a good idea about what lies within its pages. A unique DJ perspective from a pre-internet world, where both the music and the clubbing will never again be repeated. It was nothing short of magical.
Disco has always been about the dance floor. But, especially during the 80s, there was another form of music that was packing number of dance-clubs around the world in just the same way. It wasnt necessarily made for dancing specifically, (in fact the opposite was true for a lot of it), but the power to send you racing to the dance-floor was inescapable. For lack of a better name, let’s just call it ALTERNATIVE. If you’re reading this you most certainly know what that means.
Mont Sherar’s alt-music DJ career extended between the years of 1980 to the very end of 1989 – ignited after a visit to Vancouvers Luvafair in the late 70s.
An instrumental member of the teams who created Miami’s legendary Fire & Ice and Kitchen Club (Miami Beach) dance clubs, Mont’s background in getting there is quite remarkable – and certainly unexpected. It most certainly wasn’t easy.
Follow that journey as a young farmhand in the middle of nowhere northern Canada, to legendary status as S. Floridas premier “anti-mainstream” dance club DJ of the era. The development of the technology in a pre-internet world. Experience how the Miami club business really operated during a magical, but lo-tech moment in music history. Both the violence and the pleasures at one of the worlds’ most drug-induced hotspots of the time. This was cartel-era Miami. “Behind the scenes” music tales featuring the likes of Killing Joke, Thrill Kill Kult, Ministry, Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, and Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids, just to name just a few!
“I came from one of the most isolated places on earth – nothing but grizzly bears and mosquitos until I was a teenager. Void of music, entertainment, girls, people. I was most definitely NOT your typical “star-dj” candidate. How I ended up where I did, doing what I was doing, and achieving the kind of success that came out of it, defied all odds imaginable!”
As one might expect from an autobiography about a DJ, there is a great deal of focus on some amazing vinyl – especially those that packed the dance floors. But as a supplement to Mont’s own comments, there is a long list of all-star musicians who provide their own insights into how those actual songs/records/videos were created. Exclusive to Sex WAX n Rock n Roll.
Alive with revealing honesty, sexuality, humour, and wit, this is a rare view of how things were from a unique perspective. A life story with a dramatic turn of events! Illustrated with photographs.
Who needs fiction when the truth is far more entertaining!
2015 release target.