Marlene Marder

Kleenex/LiLiPUT (Thrilling Living) book, 288 pages

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Debuting as Kleenex, soon changing their name to LiliPUT, this ground-breaking all female combo from Switzerland released some of the most rollicking and exuberant music combining punk, pop and experimental, guttural soundz of the early '80s.

In 1986, guitarist Marlene Marder published a German-language diary documenting her time in Kleenex/LiLiPUT, Zurich’s first all-female band. Thrilling Living is proud to offer a lavishly illustrated English-language edition, featuring over 200 images, including fanzines, interviews, flyers, and photographs, and updated with a new introduction and afterword by editor Grace Ambrose and translator Jen Calleja in addition to the original foreword by Greil Marcus. This is the most extensive document of this influential group, unparalleled in its depth and candor.

Neither memoir nor scrapbook, but something defiantly in the middle, Kleenex/LiLiPUT is a compelling example of what it looks like to document one’s own life, and all the insights and messiness that entails. This project is an interpretation, a translation, a republication, an attempt to expand and enhance Marlene’s unruly original. First released by Nachbar der Welt Verlag, the publishing imprint that preceded Edition Patrick Frey, Thrilling Living is proud to make this important story accessible in English for the first time.

Designed by Conor Lumsden and produced in a one-time edition of 2000 copies, this 288 page, 8.25” x 11.25” book is beautifully offset printed in Belgium by Die Keure.

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