Available as a Book and a CD
Is it a book with a CD or a CD with a book?
Countdown To Putsch raises the bar with regards to record "inserts" by putting together a 100 page book meets CD release. The seventy-two minute CD features fifteen new Countdown To Putsch songs as well as a lecture by feminist Susan Brownmiller. While the book does feature lyrics, it is far, far more than that. The three Putsch members have written and designed a book of lyrics, political essays, stories, interviews, parodies, and social commentary. It looks wonderful with a nice concise design and a plethora of photos.
Musically, Countdown To Putsch is exploring a fusion of jazz and hardcore, and conceptually they are pushing the boundaries of what it means to be in a band. More than a band, Putsch is a group of artists trying to express their political ideology via music, image, and text.
Countdown To Putsch: e-mail &
Mountain Records: web site
Crimethinc: web site
Putsch also has a release available from Mountain Records.