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Indieside: The independent music scene in Spain in the 90s

90s independent music like you've never seen it before. A book of photographs illustrated by the testimonies of its protagonists.

Nathalie Paco

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The project

At the beginning of the 90s in the musical panorama and echoing the dominant alternative wave in the Anglo-Saxon countries, a noisy response arose in Spain. It was on several fronts that a national "indie" scene, little supported by the media, gradually began to take hold.

I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time photographing these new bands during concerts and interviews. From then on, I kept this "treasure" jealously, protecting it as best I could from social networks and the medias which, facing the lack of existing graphic material, coveted it.

It is time, almost 30 years later, to share it with you.

This square book, 25x25 cm and 150 pages, collects photos and texts from many national and international groups. List planned to date:

Alias Galor, Australian Blonde, Automatics, Beef, The Breeders, Cocteau Twins, Javier Corcobado, Corn Flakes, Crank, Ray Dickaty, Doctor Explosión, Echobelly, El Inquilino Comunista, El Regalo de Silvia, Elena, Especie Sub, Eliminator Jr, Flow, Football, Furious Planet, Gallygows, Guedeon Della, Guiller Momonje, Heavenly, HD Substance, Hébridas, Happy Losers, Hipsters, Honey Langstrumpf, Iluminados, Inoxidables, Insanity Wave, Intronautas, Kebrantas, La Buena vida, La Nube, Lagartija Nick, Le Mans, The Lemonheads, Los Flechazos, Los Planetas, Loopside, Maddening Flames, Manta Ray, Medication, Mercromina, Mercury Rev, Meteoro, Migala, Nosoträsh, Nothing, Onion, Otis Wood, Painful, Parkinson DC, Pavement, Penelope Trip, Phantom Dog, Los Planetas, Polar, The Posies, The Pribata Idaho, Prozack, Radiohead, Revolution 9, Ride, Rinôçérôse, Sr. Chinarro, Sexy Sadie, Silvania, Solex, Sonic Youth, Spring, Stereolab, Strange Fruit, The Killjoys, The Pastels, Usura, The Yellow Melodies, Venas Plutón, The Wedding Present, Yellow Finn, Yogur...

The design and the layout


Paloma Losada and Jorge Palomar give shape to this project in their graphic design studio TeaForTwo. They were also part of this music scene and among all their creations we find several posters of the Benicasim festival.

Website of TeaForTwo

The preface

It is written by one of the most important promoters of this “Indie” wave: the journalist and host specializing in alternative music with the famous program Disco Grande of Radio 3 which has been on the air for 50 years.

To illustrate these archives, actors from the music scene, both national and international, collaborated in this project by sharing experiences, memories, impressions, feelings, anecdotes ...

The participants are musicians, singers, journalists, photographers, directors of independent record labels, concert promoters, managers, concert hall directors, designers, illustrators, the public. List planned to date:

Diego Abad, Tanis Abellán, Sergio Aguilar, César Andión, Rafael de Arcos Villegas, Alfredo Arias, Christophe Basterra, Flequi Berruti, Elena Cabrera, Luis Calvo, Marta Caro, Gerardo Cartón, Joaquín Cuenca, Gema del Valle, Ramiro E. Pereira, Joako Ezpeleta, Cesar Estabiel, Carlos Galán, Abel Hernández, Mark Kitcatt, Ana L Estruch, Oscar L. Tejeda, Olaf Ladousse, Máximo Lario, Manuel Lechón, Aldo Linares, Jesús Llorente, Paco Loco, Rafa López, Paloma Losada, Leila Mendez, Patricia Montes, José Morán, Miguel Morán, Gustavo Navedo, Jorge Palomar, Pedro Pan, Iñigo Pastor, Liberto Peiró, Manuel Pinazo, Fernando Porres, Borja Prieto, Juanma Prieto Taladriz, Felipe R. Piedra, Nacho R. Piedra, Javier Rincón, Lula Rodríguez, José Ridoo, Montse Santalla, Nacho Santos, Jose manual Sebastián Amable Sierra, Rafa Skam, Angel Sopena, Joan Vich Montaner, José Villalobos, Diego Yturriaga, Guillermo Z. Del Águila, Fernando Zabala ...

A personal and respectful project

ALL THE PEOPLE who participate and help me, as well as those who work with me in the development of this project (design, mock-up, advisers) LIVED THAT TIME UP CLOSE.

This alternative and independent EXCLUSIVE PAPER BOOK (500 copies) that you will be able to acquire ONLY DURING THE CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN will not be available in digital version, nor sponsored, nor subsidized, nor distributed.

Your participatory donations during the campaign will fund this project.

In order to preserve the image rights of its protagonists, this project relies on the advice of Ainara LeGardon, musician and expert in image rights and intellectual protection. Therefore, this book has the corresponding rights, images and texts permissions.

Website of Ainara LeGardon

The rewards

This exclusive edition at an affordable price will be available ONLY ON VERKAMI FOR 40 DAYS.

To reach the target, you will find several methods of participation: voluntary or participatory donations.

Shipping costs to Spain (normal rate parcel) are included in the price of the book, but if you wish to receive the book by registered mail or abroad, do not forget to add the reward: SHIPPING COSTS.

The limited rewards

Some of the rewards are limited. These are the printed photographs that can be purchased with a copy of the book (20x20 size and professional quality).

All photos have image rights permission.

As the campaign progresses, the list of available photos will be completed. Photos of groups confirmed to date:

Australian blonde, Automatics, Gallygows, Honey langstrumpf, La Nube, Loopside, Penelope Trip, Phantom Dog, Venas Pluton, Solex, Furious Planet, Gallygows, Especie Sub, The Posies, Radiohead, Sr Chinarro, Los Flechazos, El Inquilino Comunista, La Especie Sub, Prozack...

THOSE PHOTOS ARE LIMITED AND THE PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO CHOOSE THEM BY ORDER OF CONTRIBUTION.

The author: Nathalie Paco

It is thanks to studies of cinema and photography that I entered the world of the musical press in 1993. I worked as director of photography for the musical review Spiral and I was the official photographer of Benicasim music festival for 13 years.

My photo archives collect more than 700 groups and several festivals in Spain. This book represents a period of my professional career.

Currently I still work as a freelance photographer and I run Todayimages, my photo agency, at the same time as I work as a teacher in a French Institute in Spain.

BLOG INDIESIDE
INSTAGRAM
TWITTER
TODAYIMAGES
GELATINEPEZ (concerts)
GELATINEPEZ (portraits)

Interview ERA MAGAZINE
Interview Radio 3 QUE PAREZCA UN ACCIDENTE
Interview RADIO BULLAS
Interview MUSICA DE CONTRABANDO

Article Mondo Sonoro
Article Muzikalia (december 3th)
Article Muzikalia (november 19th)
Article Scanner FM
Article RDN Peru
Article Rockachoaro - Peru.
Article Perú Avantgarde (Helene Ramos)
Article Section 26 (Christophe Basterra)- France

What will the donations received be intended for?

This participatory sponsorship is the only source of funding and its success will be decisive in carrying out the project: a limited edition of 500 copies.

The planned target will cover the expenses derived from the editing and publication of the book as well as the printing of the photos (limited rewards):

Design and Mock-up

Printing: book and photos

Shipping costs to Spain

Miscellaneous: advice, image rights, Verkami campaign costs, translations.

If the funding is exceeded, the option of printing more copies will be considered depending on demand.

What is the timing forecast?

Launch: November 10

End of campaign: December 25

Dispatch of rewards: February 2022

Frequently asked Questions:

How long will the campaign last?

40 days.

Is mailing normal or registered?

Shipping costs are included in Spain and in normal shipping.

Are there any additional shipping costs?

If the shipment is registered: yes

If the shipment is outside Spanish territory: yes.

In both cases, you will have to add the reward: shipping costs.

How do I choose the photo for the limited rewards?

At the end of the campaign, the complete list of photos will be offered and you can choose from the groups available.

If you have any further questions leave a message and I will get back to you.

Thanks for your contribution to this campaign.

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  • Nathalie Paco

    Nathalie Paco
    Author

    23 days

    Es con mucha felicidad que anuncio que el crowdfunding de mi libro INDIESIDE esta conseguido y finalizado. Lo que era un proyecto se ha convertido en una realidad. Ahora toca descansar un par de dias despues de 6 meses intensos y laboriosos de busquedad, contactos, difusion..... A principio de enero con Jorge Palomar Martínez y Paloma Losada empezaremos a maquetar esperando recibir en cuanto antes los últimos textos y autorizaciones de imagenes que faltan y tenemos previsto tener el libro impreso a finales de febrero.

    Otro gran trabajo esta por empezar, el de componer el libro y que los textos e imágenes cuenten la historia musical que se vivió en los años 90.

    Quiero agradecer a todos los mecenas su participación, a los artistas y demas personas que participan al libro, a la prensa y todas las personas que me ha difundido y los periodistas que me han entrevistado, a mi familia y mis amigos que me han apoyado, a todos los que en creido en mi y quieren que este libro retrate parte de la escena musical en España y a las plataformas de participación colectiva como Verkami que nos permiten tener la ilusion y capacidad para poder poner en marcha proyectos independientes en los que la gente que participa activamente se involucra y nos motiva a seguir creando sueños colectivos.

  • bizcochino

    bizcochino

    27 days

    ¡Hecho!

  • Peñas Antonia

    Peñas Antonia

    27 days

    Bravo prima por ésta buena idea ❤️

  • Sermar

    Sermar

    28 days

    Gracias por documentar parte de la historia de este país. Mucha suerte.

  • Precioso proyecto!

  • moris

    moris

    about 1 months

    Suerte y Animos compañer@s

  • alfonsogrx

    alfonsogrx

    about 1 months

    Vamos! Apoyad este gran trabajo que recoge una época maravillosa de la música española

  • Ana I. L. Estruch / Ernesto González Rodríguez

    Ana I. L. Estruch / Ernesto González Rodríguez

    about 1 months

    🤠

  • Ana I. L. Estruch / Ernesto González Rodríguez

    Ana Isabel Lopez Estruch

    about 1 months

    Felicidades y Suerte con tu proyecto Nathalie

  • LisaBorta

    LisaBorta

    about 1 months

    Excited to see your project!

#03 / De proyecto, a realidad.

Hola, no me da tiempo contestaros uno por uno pero que sepáis que todos vuestros comentarios me animan mucho!!!

Ya estamos llegando al objetivo. Este libro saldrá!!!

Gracias

#02 / PRENSA: Articulas y entrevistas

Gracias a la prensa escrita y radiofónica que me esta apoyando en este proyecto.

Entrevista en ERA MAGAZINE con Alberto Cortés
Entrevista en Radio 3 QUE PAREZCA UN ACCIDENTE con José Manuel Sebastián
Entrevista en RADIO BULLAS con el grupo Iluminados
Entrevista en Onda Cero MUSICA DE CONTRABANDO con Angel Sopena
Entrevista en Canal Extremadura LA MERIENDA con Agustín Fuentes

Articulo en Mondo Sonoro
Articulo en Muzikalia (3 de diciembre)
Articulo en Muzikalia (19 de noviembre)
Articulo en Scanner FM
Articulo en RDN Perú
Articulo en Rockachoaro- Perú.
Articulo en Perú Avantgarde (Helene Ramos)
Articulo de Christophe Basterra para Section 26. Francia

#01 / Lo conseguiremos!!!!

GRACIAS A TODO EL MUNDO POR SU MOTIVACIÓN Y SU PARTICIPACIÓN. TAMBIEN QUIERO DAR LAS GRACIAS A TODOS LOS PROTAGONISTAS Y LA PRENSA QUE ME HA APOYADO Y DIFUNDIDO PARA PODER LLEGAR A MÁS GENTE.

NOS QUEDÁN UNOS DIAS Y CON LA COLABORACIÓN DE MUCHA GENTE EMPEÑADA EN QUE ESTE PROYECTO SALGA ADELANTE, LO VAMOS A CONSEGUIR!!!!

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