My Riot

Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts & Glory

Author: Roger Miret

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781944713102

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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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

The Story of a Punk Rock Survivor

Author: Keith Morris

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306824078

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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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.

Hard-Core

Life of My Own

Author: Harley Flanagan

Publisher: Feral House

ISBN: 1627310398

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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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.

Finding Joseph I

Author: Howie Abrams,James Lathos

Publisher: Lesser Gods

ISBN: 9781944713591

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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This oral history is the first fully authorized biography of H.R., the enigmatic front man of the legendary Bad Brains.

Sober Living for the Revolution

Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge, and Radical Politics

Author: Gabriel Kuhn

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1604863439

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Examining the multigenerational impact of punk rock music, this international survey of the political-punk straight edge movement—which has persisted as a drug-free, hardcore subculture for more than 25 years—traces its history from 1980s Washington, DC, to today. Asserting that drugs are not necessarily rebellious and that not all rebels do them, the record also defies common conceptions of straight edge's political legacy as being associated with self-righteous, macho posturing and conservative Puritanism. On the contrary, the movement has been linked to radical thought and action by the countless individuals, bands, and entire scenes profiled throughout the discussion. Lively and exhaustive, this dynamic overview includes contributions from famed straight edge punk rockers Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat and Fugazi, Dennis Lyxzén of Refused and the International Noise Conspiracy, and Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy; legendary bands ManLiftingBanner and Point of No Return; radical collectives such as CrimethInc. and Alpine Anarchist Productions; and numerous other artists and activists dedicated as much to sober living as to the fight for a better world.

Burning Fight

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

Author: Brian Peterson

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781889703022

Category: Music

Page: 499

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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.

An American Demon

A Memoir

Author: Jack Grisham

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1554909503

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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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.

Making a Scene

New York Hardcore in Photos, Lyrics and Commentary Revisited 1985-1988

Author: Bri Hurley

Publisher: Butter Goose Press

ISBN: 9780578084398

Category: History

Page: 160

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MAKING A SCENE - AUTHOR: BRI HURLEY CATALOG No: BGP02 ISBN: 978-0-578-08439-8 EAN: 9 780578 08439 51800 LOCC No: STREET: OCTOBER 18, 2011 FORMAT: SOFTBOUND BOOK SIZE: 7.0" x 10.0" PAGE COUNT: 160 Originally released in 1989 with a scant 79 photos and under 100 pages; this expanded edition brings over 200 photographs as well as reflections from key characters documenting a special time period in one of the most notorious hardcore music scene in the country. Making a Scene - New York Hardcore in Photos, Lyrics and Commentary Revisited 1985-1988 captures the energy of the New York hardcore music scene in photographs, lyrics, and comments from those involved in their music, their attitudes, and their lifestyle. Hardcore is a way of life for thousands of band members and fans all over the world. Here, New York City's hardcore movement is represented in all of its outspoken, opinionated, and often contradictory variety.

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

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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.

Can I Say

Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums

Author: Travis Barker,Gavin Edwards

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062319442

Category: Music

Page: 416

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Travis Barker’s soul-baring memoir chronicles the highlights and lowlights of the renowned drummer’s art and his life, including the harrowing plane crash that nearly killed him and his traumatic road to recovery—a fascinating never-before-told-in-full story of personal reinvention grounded in musical salvation and fatherhood. After breaking out as the acclaimed drummer of the multiplatinum punk band Blink-182, everything changed for Travis Barker. But the dark side of rock stardom took its toll: his marriage, chronicled for an MTV reality show, fell apart. Constant touring concealed a serious drug addiction. A reckoning did not truly come until he was forced to face mortality: His life nearly ended in a horrifying plane crash, and then his close friend, collaborator, and fellow crash survivor DJ AM died of an overdose. In this blunt, driving memoir, Barker ruminates on rock stardom, fatherhood, death, loss, and redemption, sharing stories shaped by decades’ worth of hard-earned insights. His pulsating memoir is as energetic as his acclaimed beats. It brings to a close the first chapters of a well-lived life, inspiring readers to follow the rhythms of their own hearts and find meaning in their lives.

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

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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.

Meat Is for Pussies

A How-To Guide for Dudes Who Want to Get Fit, Kick Ass, and Take Names

Author: John Joseph

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062320335

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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John Joseph wants men to know, in no uncertain terms, that they don’t need to eat steak, burgers, wings, ribs, or any other animal product, for that matter, to be strong—in fact, he would argue, eating animals is for the weak. Because when your protein sources come from animals, you’re missing out on all of the nutritional benefits of a plant-based diet—a diet that can make you more fit, more sexy, and more manly. In Meat is for Pussies, Joseph presents a throw-down of information, offering both personal and scientific evidence that a plant-based diet offers the best path to athleticism, endurance, strength, and overall health. In addition to handily dispelling the myths surrounding meat, Joseph offers workout advice, a meal plan, and recipes that make going plant-based easy. Flavor and vitamin-packed options like the Working Man Stew and Veggie Chili with Cornbread will keep men’s (and women’s) bodies healthy and energized, while workouts that emphasize cardio and strength training build endurance and stamina and prove that you don’t need meat to build muscle. Joseph also offers living proof that living a plant-based lifestyle is badass, from super-athlete Brendan Brazier to MMA champion Jake Shields to Joseph himself, who is an Ironman Triathlete and still rocking out (at the age of fifty-two) on world tours as the frontman for his legendary band the Cro-Mags. Joseph’s passion for educating the world about the benefits of a plant-based diet comes through on each page, in a voice and a vocabulary that is uniquely his own. At the end of the day, he wants readers to live a long, healthy, happy life . . . and he won’t take no for an answer.

NYHC

New York Hardcore 1980-1990

Author: Tony Rettman

Publisher: Bazillion Points

ISBN: 9781935950127

Category: Music

Page: 384

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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.

Spray Paint the Walls

The Story of Black Flag

Author: Stevie Chick

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1604865849

Category: Music

Page: 432

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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.

XXX Fanzine (1983-1988)

Hardcore and Punk in the Eighties

Author: Mike Gitter

Publisher: Bridge Nine Records

ISBN: 9780976596660

Category: Music

Page: 288

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xXx Fanzine isn't merely a collection of articles, reviews, and photographs from one of Hardcore America's best-known fanzines. It's a chronicle of punk's evolution in the 80's: a story of music and ideologies in motion. xXx's story picks up while the first wave of hardcore was in full swing. Major players including Minor Threat had already released landmark records, and bands were loading up station wagons to play now infamous venues like The Channel, A7 or D.C. Space. Now, in addition to reproducing (and restoring) original interviews and pages from the zine itself, xXx Fanzine re-interviews countless bands and musical prime-movers including Ian MacKaye, Keith Morris and members of Agnostic Front, Bad Brains and Cro-Mags to give the book a rare "Then-And-Now" perspective. xXx Fanzine isn't just a look back at hardcore's salad days, but a unique look at how punk's music and message shook the mainstream itself.

Cockney Reject

Author: Jeff Turner,Garry Bushell

Publisher: John Blake

ISBN: 9781844548811

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

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Jeff Turner's story is one of bravado, triumph, tears, betrayal and despair. From having the world in his hands at 15 to staring down a barrel at 17 and going from being a star of television to queuing at the job centre in two years. Together with his brother Mickey, Jeff Turner stormed the music scene. The Cockney Rejects' attitude was the real deal. They stood for being young, working class and not taking nonsense from anyone. But the madness couldn't last forever. As violence at their gigs spiralled out of control, so did the band. Jeff was left dazed and penniless. This is his own story.

Louder Than Hell

The Definitive Oral History of Metal

Author: Jon Wiederhorn,Katherine Turman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062099043

Category: Music

Page: 768

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The definitive oral history of heavy metal, Louder Than Hell by renowned music journalists Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman includes hundreds of interviews with the giants of the movement, conducted over the past 25 years. Unlike many forms of popular music, metalheads tend to embrace their favorite bands and follow them over decades. Metal is not only a pastime for the true aficionados; it’s a lifestyle and obsession that permeates every aspect of their being. Louder Than Hell is an examination of that cultural phenomenon and the much-maligned genre of music that has stood the test of time. Louder than Hell features more than 250 interviews with some of the biggest bands in metal, including Black Sabbath, Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Spinal Tap, Pantera, White Zombie, Slipknot, and Twisted Sister; insights from industry insiders, family members, friends, scenesters, groupies, and journalists; and 48 pages of full-color photographs.

I'm the Man

The Story of That Guy from Anthrax

Author: Scott Ian

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306823357

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

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The long-awaited and vastly entertaining autobiography of Scott Ian, guitarist and founder of groundbreaking and influential thrash metal legend Anthrax