Released: June 2003
Publisher: Gyldendal
ISBN number: 87-02-00409-7
Design: Sven Reiner Johansen


Back then in the 80’s is an anthology made up of interviews, photo series and articles about the eighties and the generation of young Danish creative minds that formed the local scene and youth culture at the time.

Focusing particularly on the underground scene of this period, one of the book’s most extensive articles is an interview with Martin Hall about Ballet Mécanique, the music group he started as a young artist. In a very open-hearted chapter Hall tells his version of the story of the group – from its beginning to its much publicised breakup live on stage in October 1982.

The interview with Martin Hall was pointed out as one of the most interesting contributions in the newspaper Information’s review of the anthology (the Danish equivalent to the Independent).

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