Life of My Own

Author: Harley Flanagan

Publisher: Feral House

ISBN: 1627310398

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 1103

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.

Lexicon Devil

The Fast Times and Short Life of Darby Crash and The Germs

Author: Brendan Mullen,Don Bolles,Adam Parfrey

Publisher: Feral House

ISBN: 1932595554

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

View: 3062

"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.

My Damage

The Story of a Punk Rock Survivor

Author: Keith Morris

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306824078

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 4119

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.

Dance of Days

Two Decades of Punk in the Nation's Capital

Author: Mark Andersen,Mark Jenkins

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 9781933354996

Category: Music

Page: 440

View: 8807

Updated 2009 edition of this evergreen punk-rock classic!

Spray Paint the Walls

The Story of Black Flag

Author: Stevie Chick

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1604865849

Category: Music

Page: 432

View: 6834

Black Flag were the pioneers of American Hardcore, and this is their blood-spattered story. Formed in Hermosa Beach, California, in 1978, they made and played brilliant, ugly, no-holds-barred music for eight brutal years on a self-appointed touring circuit of America’s clubs, squats, and community halls. They fought with everybody—the police, the record industry, and even their own fans—and they toured overseas on pennies a day in beat-up trucks and vans. This history tells Black Flag’s story from the inside, drawing on exclusive interviews with the group’s members, their contemporaries, and the bands they inspired. It depicts the rise of Henry Rollins, the iconic front man, and Greg Ginn, who turned his electronics company into one of the world’s most influential independent record labels while leading Black Flag from punk’s three-chord frenzy into heavy metal and free jazz.

Hardcore Zen

Punk Rock, Monster Movies and the Truth About Reality

Author: Brad Warner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614293163

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 1631

Zen, plain and simple, with no BS. This is not your typical Zen book. Brad Warner, a young punk who grew up to be a Zen master, spares no one. This bold new approach to the "Why?" of Zen Buddhism is as strongly grounded in the tradition of Zen as it is utterly revolutionary. Warner's voice is hilarious, and he calls on the wisdom of everyone from punk and pop culture icons to the Buddha himself to make sure his points come through loud and clear. As it prods readers to question everything, Hardcore Zen is both an approach and a departure, leaving behind the soft and lyrical for the gritty and stark perspective of a new generation. This new edition will feature an afterword from the author.

Burning Fight

The Nineties Hardcore Revolution in Ethics, Politics, Spirit, and Sound

Author: Brian Peterson

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781889703022

Category: Music

Page: 499

View: 4702

Although some define hardcore as a specific sound, most believe it's more than that; a set of varying ideas, ethics, principles, attitudes, and yes, music, that converge to form a community. Burning Fight draws upon the memories of more than 150 individuals, many who played influential roles in the nineties hardcore scene, to understand what made this era so unique in its ability to synthesize music, politics, social issues and spirituality into a powerful counter-cultural movement. Includes interviews with Los Crudos, Unbroken, Earth Crisis, Inside Out, Avail, Shelter, Texas Is The Reason, Mouthpiece, Trial, Swing Kids, Coalesce, Burn, & many more.

American Hardcore (Second Edition)

A Tribal History

Author: Steven Blush,George Petros

Publisher: Feral House

ISBN: 1932595988

Category: Music

Page: 408

View: 5504

"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.

Why be Something that You're Not

Detroit Hardcore 1979-1985

Author: Tony Rettman,Tesco Vee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781889703039

Category: Hardcore (Music)

Page: 239

View: 1363

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 Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories

Author: NOFX,Jeff Alulis

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306824787

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 7194

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

Life of Pi (Illustrated)

Deluxe Illustrated Edition

Author: Yann Martel

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156035811

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7496

“Will the tiger be menacing; will the ocean be threatening; will the island be something out of Frankenstein or will it be an Eden?”—Yann Martel Life of Pi, first published in 2002, became an international bestseller and remains one of the most extraordinary and popular works of contemporary fiction. In 2005 an international competition was held to find the perfect artist to illustrate Yann Martel’s Man Booker Prize–winning novel. From thousands of entrants, Croatian artist Tomislav Torjanac was chosen. This lavishly produced edition features forty of Torjanac’s beautiful four-color illustrations, bringing Life of Pi to splendid, eye-popping life. Tomislav Torjanac says of his illustrations: “My vision of the illustrated edition of Life of Pi is based on paintings from a first person’s perspective—Pi’s perspective. The interpretation of what Pi sees is intermeshed with what he feels and it is shown through [the] use of colors, perspective, symbols, hand gestures, etc.”

My Riot

Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts & Glory

Author: Roger Miret

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781944713102

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 8351

The Cuban immigrant faces childhood struggles, finds his voice in hardcore, and survives the dangerous 1980s Lower East Side.

MDC: Memoir from a Damaged Civilization

Stories of Punk, Fear, and Redemption

Author: Dave Dictor

Publisher: Manic D Press

ISBN: 193314999X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 8879

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.

The Hardcore Truth

The Bob Holly Story

Author: Bob Holly,Ross Williams

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1770903798

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 9045

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

Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991

Author: Michael Azerrad

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316247189

Category: Music

Page: 528

View: 6578

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.

Urban Styles

Graffiti in New York Hardcore

Author: Freddy Alva

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991344741


Page: 352

View: 8685

Urban Styles chronicles the under the radar phenomenon of Punk Hardcore music blending with Graffiti in the metropolis known as New York City. This tale is told through the eyes of band members that were adept at wielding spray cans and writers that represented New York Hardcore on the streets as well as related iconography that reinforced the connection between these two subcultures. The conventional notion of what a graffiti writer is supposed to look and be into, is challenged, as stated on this quote from the book's jacket: "When you hear the term Graffiti Artist most people think of B-Boys in Kangol hats parachute pants and break dancing. No one thinks shaved heads, Doc Martens and CBGB mosh pits! But there was and is a strong connection between the NYC graffiti scene and the NY Hardcore scene..." Lou Koller from Sick Of It All A vital component of this synthesis was, the native to NYC, inclusion of Hardcore fans within traditional Graffiti crews, sometimes at odd with one another, but always united in spreading the aesthetic of this music onto a wider visual medium. Inside the book you'll find interviews with key crew members as well as the first writers who played in bands; the ones that followed them and the modern day practitioners that are still upholding this tradition. There is also a plethora of iconic images within, culled from record/demo tape covers, flyers, t-shirts and paintings that celebrate the union of these two street cultures, most of them never seen or done specifically for the book. Underground movements, art, music, sociology, urban cultures; all of these disparate yet related topics are a piece of the puzzle. They collectively shine a spotlight on subcultures that have gone on to have a far reaching influence onto the world-at-large and it all can be traced back to this concrete jungle known as the big apple.

12 Rules for Life

An Antidote to Chaos

Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: Random House Canada

ISBN: 0345816048

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 4369

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street. What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.


New York Hardcore 1980-1990

Author: Tony Rettman

Publisher: Bazillion Points

ISBN: 9781935950127

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 2822

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.

An American Demon

A Memoir

Author: Jack Grisham

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1554909503

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 6419

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.