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FROM THE WHISKY TO THESSALONIKI - Bruce Licher interview by Klemen Breznikar


A fresh look at Licher's personal approach to creating and sharing music, Savage Republic's journey through obscure art galleries and underground clubs during the 1980's, the recording of Tragic Figures, performing at the world famous Whisky A Go Go, the formation of IPR, Scenic, SR2 and more.


Savage Republic's 1987 performance at Club Acropol Palace in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Photo by T. Roilidis from the Bruce Licher archive.


Big thanks to Klemen Breznikar for this in-depth interview on his

It's Psychedelic Baby online magazine. Our conversation includes previously untold stories from the early days of my musical endeavors

in the first half of the 1980's.



"I always liked the idea of creating art and having it live in the world

outside of the rarified art gallery and museum atmosphere,

so making a record as a piece of conceptual fine art

was what I set out to do." - Bruce Licher


 

The notorious Los Angeles-based post-punk legends Savage Republic, originally named Africa Corps formed in the early 1980s by four college students obsessed with music.


READ THE INTERVIEW HERE:



 

Greg Grunke, Bruce Licher, Mark Erskine, Thom Fuhrmann in performance at Club Acropol Palace in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Photos by T. Roilidis from the Bruce Licher archive.

 

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