Hard Core

Hard Core Author Harley Flanagan
ISBN-10 9781627310390
Year 2016-09-05
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Feral House
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As a homeless child prodigy, Harley Flanagan played drums for bands at Max’s Kansas City and CBGBs, and was taught to play bass by the famed black band Bad Brains, and drank with the notorious Lemmy of Motörhead. Most famously, Harley became a member of the famous hardcore band The Cro-Mags, and disputes accusations of stabbing two band members.

American Hardcore Second Edition

American Hardcore  Second Edition Author Steven Blush
ISBN-10 9781932595987
Year 2010-10-19
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher Feral House
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"American Hardcore sets the record straight about the last great American subculture"—Paper magazine Steven Blush's "definitive treatment of Hardcore Punk" (Los Angeles Times) changed the way we look at Punk Rock. The Sony Picture Classics–distributed documentary American Hardcore premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. This revised and expanded second edition contains hundreds of new bands, thirty new interviews, flyers, a new chapter ("Destroy Babylon"), and a new art gallery with over 125 rare photos and images.

An American Demon

An American Demon Author Jack Grisham
ISBN-10 9781554909506
Year 2011-05-01
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher ECW Press
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An American Demon is Jack Grisham's story of depravity and redemption, terror and spiritual deliverance. While Grisham is best known as the raucous and provocative front man of the pioneer hardcore punk band TSOL (True Sounds of Liberty), his writing and true life experiences are physically and psychologically more complex, unsettling, and violent than those of Bret Easton Ellis and Chuck Palahniuk. Eloquently disregarding the prefabricated formulas of the drunk'to'sober, bad'to'good tale, this is an entirely new kind of life lesson: summoned through both God and demons, while settling within eighties hardcore punk culture and its radical'to'the'core (and most assuredly non'evangelical) parables, Grisham leads us, cleverly, gorgeously, between temporal violence and bigger-picture spirituality toward something very much like a path to salvation and enlightenment. An American Demon flourishes on both extremes, as a scary hardcore punk memoir and as a valuable message to souls navigating through an overly materialistic and woefully self'absorbed "me first" modern society. An American Demon conveys anger and truth within the perfect setting, using a youth rebellion that changed the world to open doors for this level of brash destruction. Told from the point of view of a seminal member of the American Punk movement ' doused in violence, rebellion, alcoholism, drug abuse, and ending with beautiful lessons of sobriety and absolution ' this book is as harrowing and life'affirming as anything you're ever going to read.

Disco s Out Murder s In

Disco s Out   Murder s In Author Heath Mattioli
ISBN-10 9781627310239
Year 2015-10-19
Pages 230
Language en
Publisher Feral House
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Famous for its revolutionary aspects in musical, political, sexual identity and consumerist ideas, punk rock also has its lesser-known gangster ethos as well, explained here by players in the various punk gangs. The Los Angeles, Orange County, and South Bay punk scenes, populated by blue collar kids who responded to the violence and aggression of punk songs and shows. A number of them formed punk gangs that got into beatings, drug dealing and murder. Among them, no gang was more notorious than La Mirada Punks, or LMP. Says LMP chieftain Frank the Shank after getting arrested by police for murder: "After having my hands in so much bloodshed over the years, I most certainly had it coming. I deserved whatever I got." Unexpectedly Frank was bailed out from prison by his father's friend, a mob gangster. "Too many people died at the hands of punk rock violence," said Frank. "I got lucky, some didn't. As an ultra-violent punk rock gangster, I admit my part in ruining the scene. L.A. punk was a magical moment of youth expression like no other. And the gangs ruined punk rock. I still have people telling me today that they quit punk because of LMP. I dig graves at a small cemetery just outside Los Angeles. What else would you expect for Frank the Shank?" Cover illustration by the renowned Raymond Pettibon.

NYHC

NYHC Author Tony Rettman
ISBN-10 1935950126
Year 2014-11-20
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Bazillion Points
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An extensive oral history of New York City's 1980s hardcore punk scene traces the evolutions of key contributors and rivalries as well as the influences of such factors as moshing, heavy metal and Krishna consciousness. Original.

Lexicon Devil

Lexicon Devil Author Brendan Mullen
ISBN-10 9781932595550
Year 2002-04-01
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher Feral House
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"Lexicon Devil is, pure and simple, the finest volume on punk to have seen the light of print. (Yes, folks: that includes Please Kill Me.) Great book!"—Richard Meltzer Production has started on the documentary feature based on the book.

MDC Memoir from a Damaged Civilization

MDC  Memoir from a Damaged Civilization Author Dave Dictor
ISBN-10 9781933149998
Year 2016-05-22
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Manic D Press
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A searing punk memoir by an American original rebelling against conformity, complacency, and conservatism with his iconic band, MDC. From the time Dave Dictor was young, he knew he was a little different than the all-American kids around him. Radicalized politically while in high school, inspired to seize opportunities by his hard-working parents, and intrigued with gender fluidity, Dictor moved to Austin, and connected with local misfits and anti-establishment rock'n'rollers. He began penning songs that influenced American punk rock for decades. MDC always has been in the vanguard of social struggles, confronting homophobia in punk rock during the early 1980s; invading America's heartland at sweltering Rock Against Reagan shows; protesting the Pope's visit to San Francisco in 1987; in 1993 they were the first touring US punk band to reach a volatile Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Dictor's narrative is a raw portrait of an American underground folk-hero who stood on the barricades advocating social justice and spreading punk's promise to a global audience. Part poet, renegade, satirist, and lover, he is an authentic, homegrown character carrying the progressive punk fight into the twenty-first century. Dave Dictor is singer, lyricist, and founding member of legendary American punk band MDC (Millions of Dead Cops). Since 1979, Dictor has toured throughout the world with MDC, releasing more than nine albums with MDC that sold more than 125,000 copies. MDC continues to tour, playing over sixty concerts each year. Dictor's MDC song, "John Wayne Was a Nazi," was featured in the best-selling video game Grand Theft Auto 5. He appeared in the film American Hardcore and resides in Portland, Oregon.

Crucified Life in a Skinhead Band

Crucified   Life in a Skinhead Band Author Pete Roper
ISBN-10 9781326528164
Year 2016-03-06
Pages 294
Language en
Publisher Lulu.com
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Retaliator, ' a skinhead band, was formed in the mid 1990's in the run down increasingly dilapidated and violent Norfolk seaside town of Great Yarmouth on England's east coast and set out to tear away the shackles of so-called political correctness that bound the scene so tightly, systematically suffocating it to death, choking off patriotism and passion, slowly killing the fire that had once burned so brightly and fiercely within the hearts of the fans; the very lifeblood of the scene. This book is a first-hand account of the band's long embattled bitter struggle and will take you on a chaotic and often quite ridiculous roller-coaster ride as they diligently fight their way out of the wilderness, or Norfolk as it's often known, into the harsh unforgiving limelight of the murky world of Oi! music.

NOFX

NOFX Author NOFX
ISBN-10 9780306824784
Year 2016-04-12
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Da Capo Press
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NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories is the first tell-all autobiography from one of the worldÕs most influential and controversial punk bands. Alongside hilarious anecdotes about pranks and drunkenness and teenage failuresÑfeaturing the trademark NOFX sense of humorÑthe book also shares the ugliness and horror the band members experienced on the road to becoming DIY millionaires. Fans and non-fans alike will be shocked by stories of murder, suicide, addiction, counterfeiting, riots, bondage, terminal illness, the Yakuza, and peeÉlots and lots of pee. Told by each of the band members (and two former members), NOFX looks back at more than thirty years of comedy, tragedy, and completely inexplicable success. Ê

Why be Something that You re Not

Why be Something that You re Not Author Tony Rettman
ISBN-10 1889703036
Year 2010
Pages 239
Language en
Publisher
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In the early 70s, Detroit was the musical hub of America, but by the early eighties, it was a wasteland. It took a group of skateboarders, a teacher and a census clerk to wake the city up and start one of the first hardcore punk scenes in America. Why Be Something That You're Not chronicles the first wave of Detroit hardcore from its origins in the late 70s to its demise in the mid-80s. Through oral histories and extensive imagery, the book proves that even though the California beach towns might have created the look and style of hardcore punk, it was the Detroit scene - along with a handful of other cities - that cultivated the music's grassroots aesthetic before most cultural hot spots around the globe even knew what the music was about. The book includes interviews with members of The Fix, Violent Apathy, Negative Approach, Necros, Pagans, Bored Youth, and L-Seven along with other people who had a hand in the early hardcore scene like Ian MacKaye, Tesco Vee and Dave Stimson.

The Hardcore Truth

The Hardcore Truth Author Bob Holly
ISBN-10 9781770903791
Year 2013-05-09
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher ECW Press
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Long before he became 'Hardcore Holly,' Robert Howard was a fighter. From humble beginnings to fame as an internationally known superstar, The Hardcore Truth tells the story of Bob's life including his 16 years working for Vince McMahon. In this rollercoaster tale of success and frustration, replete with missed opportunities, broken promises and a broken neck, Bob shares his uncompromising views on the present wrestling landscape with fascinating insights into the world leader in sports entertainment.

Our Band Could Be Your Life

Our Band Could Be Your Life Author Michael Azerrad
ISBN-10 9780316247184
Year 2012-12-01
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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This is the never-before-told story of the musical revolution that happened right under the nose of the Reagan Eighties--when a small but sprawling network of bands, labels, fanzines, radio stations, and other subversives reenergized American rock with punk rock's do-it-yourself credo and created music that was deeply personal, often brilliant, always challenging, and immensely influential. This sweeping chronicle of music, politics, drugs, fear, loathing, and faith has been recognized as an indie rock classic in its own right. Among the bands profiled: Mission of Burma, Butthole Surfers, The Minutemen, Sonic Youth, Black Flag, Big Black, Hüsker Dü, Fugazi, Minor Threat, Mudhoney, The Replacements, Beat Happening, and Dinosaur Jr.

Radio Silence

Radio Silence Author Nathan Nedorostek
ISBN-10 1576874729
Year 2008
Pages 221
Language en
Publisher Mtv Press
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A singular document of the aesthetic of American Hardcore music and culture, this collection brings together unseen photographs, personal letters, original artwork, rare albums, 45s, T-shirts, fanzines and various ephemera from the hardcore scene circa 1978-1993. It includes more than 500 images and illustrations presented in a manner that abandons the aesthetic cliches normally used to depict the genre by letting the subject matter speak for itself. With contributions from such luminaries of the scene as Jeff Nelson of Minor Threat, Dave Smalley and Pat Dunbar.

My Riot

My Riot Author Roger Miret
ISBN-10 1944713107
Year 2017-08-29
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher
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The Cuban immigrant faces childhood struggles, finds his voice in hardcore, and survives the dangerous 1980s Lower East Side.

My Damage

My Damage Author Keith Morris
ISBN-10 9780306824074
Year 2016-08-30
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Da Capo Press
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Keith Morris is a true punk icon. No one else embodies the sound of Southern Californian hardcore the way he does. With his waist-length dreadlocks and snarling vocals, Morris is known the world over for his take-no-prisoners approach on the stage and his integrity off of it. Over the course of his forty-year career with Black Flag, the Circle Jerks, and OFF!, he's battled diabetes, drug and alcohol addiction, and the record industry...and he's still going strong. My Damage is more than a book about the highs and lows of a punk rock legend. It's a story from the perspective of someone who has shared the stage with just about every major figure in the music industry and has appeared in cult films like The Decline of Western Civilization and Repo Man. A true Hollywood tale from an L.A. native, My Damage reveals the story of Morris's streets, his scene, and his music-as only he can tell it.