- Rob Dellar: Splitting in Two - Mad Pride and Punk Rock Oblivion
- Sharon Borthwick: On Azmud
- Esther Leslie: Derelicts - Thought Worms from the Wreckage
- Dave Renton: Socialism From Below - Writings From an Unfinished Tradition
- Steve Parry: Proud to be Part of the IS Tradiiton
- Ian Land: The SWP vs. Lenin
- Chicago Surrealists: In Memory of Georg Lukacs
- Ben Watson: F'Luke
About Unkant and the AMM
The ASSOCIATION OF MUSICAL MARXISTS was founded by Andy Wilson and Ben Watson after being subjected to a thirty-minute eternity of Bourdieu-style ‘objective’ sociology of music at the recent Historical Materialism conference.
Sick of being treated like party-spoilers, soppy mystics and ‘undertheorised’ unprofitable scum, the devotees of truth in music have decided to stand up and make themselves heard.
Splitting in Two: Mad Pride and Punk Rock Oblivion
Published: Mar 2014, 232pp
Robert Dellar’s reminiscences impart a strange, unwholesome joy, like smoking a cig dipped in popper juice. The only response to the atrocious farce of modern life has to be this savage laughter.
Out to Lunch
In this incendiary slice of under-the-radar British social history we meet everyone from Ronnie Corbett to a Broadmoor inmate whose index offence was the subject of a D-Notice. Robert Dellar’s anti-authoritarian and take-no-prisoners spirit of mischief makes it possible for readers of every persuasion to find something to offend their sensibilities.
Simon Morris (Ceramic Hobs)
Derelicts: Thought Worms from the Wreckage
Published: Mar 2014, 254pp
Philosophy and art with the imagination to actually change the world: this is the unfinished dream of history and the heart of the revolutionary modernism of the early 20th century, which globalised war and exploitation managed indefinitely to defer. Esther Leslie reopens the cold case on filmmakers, artists, thinkers and other animals, exiled or otherwise Disneyfied, and finds still-warm fertile ground for a wild future as yet unfulfilled. From ideal homes with traces erased to utopian rivers drawn back to their source, the alienated subject of history discerns its rightful place in the present tense, with no room for buts or half-measures. The derelicts of history find new life beyond commodified thought: would that the same could be said for all their readers..
Socialism From Below: Writings From an Unfinished Tradition
Published: Jul 2013, 202pp
Argumentative, contentious and thought-provoking, these collected articles
invite us to critically reconnect as a diaspora to the IS tradition – not only
of Cliff or Harman, but also Hallas, Kidron, Sedgwick, MacIntyre, Harris,
Widgery, Higgins and many others, many unsung. This is the extension of an
invitation to reconnect not as a lifeless antiquarian exercise or arrogant exclusivism
but in the spirit of the critical slogan ‘the IS tradition is dead! Long
Live the IS tradition!’