I'm In the Band: Backstage Notes from the Chick in White Zombie

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Art rock? Noise rock? Punk-metal? Alternative? White Zombie may have been unclassifiable, but it didn’t stop them from carving out a place for themselves in music history. The band became a multiplatinum, two-time Grammy nominee with the release of their 1992 album, La Sexorcisto. But while most people will remember their bizarre look and macabre lyrics, what many failed to realize was that their lanky, high-octane bass player was a woman.

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Art rock? Noise rock? Punk-metal? Alternative? White Zombie may have been unclassifiable, but it didn’t stop them from carving out a place for themselves in music history. The band became a multiplatinum, two-time Grammy nominee with the release of their 1992 album, La Sexorcisto. But while most people will remember their bizarre look and macabre lyrics, what many failed to realize was that their lanky, high-octane bass player was a woman.

I’m In the Band combines eleven years of tour diaries, flyers, and personal photos and ephemera to chart White Zombie’s rise from the gritty music scene of New York’s Lower East Side in the eighties to arena headliners during the nineties. It also shares the unlikely story of a female musician who won the respect and adoration of male metal musicians and fans. From 1985 to 1996, Sean Yseult was the sole woman not only in White Zombie, but in the entire metal scene.

With I’m In the Band, Yseult has created both a coffee table book and a striking visual memoir. Her personal memorabilia offers fans a unique vantage on the life of a mega-band during rock’s last golden age.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593762995
  • Publisher: Soft Skull Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 329,578
  • Product dimensions: 11.28 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 0.54 (d)

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  • Posted January 5, 2011

    Any Real White Zombie Fan should own this!!!

    "I'm In The Band" is a gateway to the White Zombie universe, so be prepared for some awesome stories, graphics, interviews, photos and anything WZ related. This book is beautifully pieced together by Sean Yseult, the author and bass player of the late, great White Zombie. This amazing visual compilation should have been part of the poorly designed "Let Sleeping Corpses Die" Boxset, but either way, I am extremely happy with this release.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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