Camden Joy

Late 90s indie-rock rantster — perpetrated a successful series of NYC poster pranks — got a book deal, became author, wrote many — now over and gone.

Early coverage in Salon (1997); eventually Gale Research made a bio. See also “Camden Joy’s pop obsession” by Jennifer Pryzybylski (1999)

Aquarius records exhibit (defunct)



Lost Joy [excerpt] [interview] [review]

Camden Joy, self-titled box set (Highwater Books)

The lost manifestoes of Camden Joy

New York Post Modern, various artists, spoken word audio CD (Hits Post Modern Syndrome)

The Last Rock Star Book: Or Liz Phair, a Rant [excerpt]


The Way the Cracker Crumbles,” Village Voice (March 28, 2000)

town/">Ghost Town," Village Voice (March 7, 2000)

"total-systems-failure/1">Total Systems Failure," Village Voice (January 18, 2000)

For further reading

If this is all too rock-n-roll, there’s also the 2006 memoir of Joy Camden, an English ballerina.

First published on March 2nd, 2009 at 1:56 pm