“Enjoy The Experience” Exhibition

Milk Gallery

poster for “Enjoy The Experience” Exhibition

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“Massive, obsessive, ecstatic” - Rolling Stone

“A jaw-dropping look at the All Time Hit Parade of Rejection” - John Waters

“Best-ever gateway to the infinitely peculiar multiverse of self-published phonograph records” - William Gibson

Milk Gallery, Boo-Hooray Gallery and Sinecure Books present an exhibit of vinyl drawn from Enjoy The Experience, the book that Larry Clark calls “The Greatest Coffee Table Book Ever Made.”

The Milk Gallery exhibition will feature live performances and DJ sets during its duration. A special needle-drop listening station will allow the visitor to select and hear records from the book.

From the 1950s through the arrival of the CD in the early 1990s, small record pressing plants across the US helped thousands of musicians capture on vinyl the sounds they heard in their heads.

Often the only audience for their records proved to be friends and family; sometimes they never made it out of unopened boxes in the artist’s garage. This never discouraged all these pizza parlor organists, funk bands aspiring to become the JBs, high school bands performing all of Jesus Christ Superstar, cult leaders who never found the right cult, jazz bands inspired to forge a new stream, these artists committed themselves to vinyl, even though they were rejected by an industry not understanding of the weird and splendidly bizarre. The records showcased in the
Enjoy The Experience book and exhibit are funkier, more psychedelic, more idiosyncratic and more emotionally rewarding than the mainstream music products of the same era.

The graphics are often insanely amazing: confusing, crazy, howlingly funny but always providing a true sense of the human hand present. They’ve got that homemade vibe that we constantly crave in these screen-saturated days.

Enjoy The Experience is a snapshot of America in the second half of the 20th century, telling the stories of brave souls who took the plunge and committed their musical vision to wax.

A free download card featuring amazing artists from Enjoy The Experience is included with the book. In addition, Sinecure and Now-Again Records are presenting a companion double LP and CD anthology released alongside the book. Copies of the book will be on sale at the exhibit as well as the double LP and CD sets.



from July 09, 2013 to July 23, 2013

Opening Reception on 2013-07-09 from 19:00 to 21:00
RSVP mandatory: milktheexperience@milkstudios.com

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