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)

Ghost Town,” Village Voice (March 7, 2000)

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