A stunning collection of photographs from Frank Stefanko featuring the Godmother of Punk herself, iconic musician and author Patti Smith.
Much history and theory is uncovered here in the first comprehensive study of zine publishing. From their origins in early 20th century science fiction cults, their more proximate roots i...
Artist and musician Ric Clayton has been at the flashpoint of several cultural movements originating in Venice, California. His black and white illustrations for thrash punk band Suicidal...
Nicky Weller, Barry Cain, Russell Reader and Den Davis
Growing Up With… Punk is a beautifully presented coffee table book packed from cover to cover with celebrity memories paying tribute to the bands that inspired an entire generation…… Writ...
A teenager finds solace in a diner full of grumpy seniors during the heydey of San Francisco punk. It's a mythological place, full of ghostly archetypes, the aging veterans of scenes past...
Stacy Russo and Mike Watt
An oral history of women’s role in the Southern California punk rock scene of the 1970s and 1980s. Interviews include musicians, performers, journalists, photographers, DJs, fans, and sce...
Roger Miret with Jon Wiederhorn
"Miret's memorable, affecting stories capture an important time in the hardcore music scene. . . . Equal parts music memoir and gritty coming-of-age story, it's an eminently readable and ...
Jerry had what it took to be a star, but his battles with heroin continually stymied his career and ultimately ended his life. Despite this, he is remembered as a cross between a Martin S...
By distinctively combining sardonic wit, romanticism, and timeless tunes, the Buzzcocks produced such classics as "Orgasm Addict," "What Do I Get?" and "Ever Fallen in Love?" Their split ...
Laura Jane Grace / Dan Ozzi
"If I could have chosen, I would have been born a woman / My mother once told me she would have named me Laura / I would grow up to be strong and beautiful like her." —"The Ocean," lyrics...
Frank Secich's autobiography presents a candid look at the longitme rocker's storied past, including untold tales of his Rock'n'Roll journey with Blue Ash, The Dead Boys, Stiv Bators Band...
Jessica Bell never meant to be a rebel. But growing up with two gothic rockers as parents seemed to make it inevitable. In 1980s Australia, Erika Bach and Demetri Vlass founded Ape the Cr...
With a taste for the ironic and a relentless eye, Hunter Bennett provides the definitive account of one of hardcore punk s most enigmatic figures, Roger Rogerson. Rare recollections and r...
"Chrissie Hynde's autobiography, Reckless, out-rocks them all. You can read her book and wax nostalgic about band culture in the late '60s and early '70s. Or you can promptly check yourse...
An intimate account of Paris-born author Phil Marcade's first ten years in the United States, where—after drifting from Boston to the West Coast and back—he wound up in New York City and ...
Henry Rollins is an artist whose legendary, no-holds-barred performances encompasses music, acting, and written and spoken word. As Details magazine said when it named Rollins the 1994 Ma...
Howie Abrams / James Lathos
The legendary frontman of Bad Brains lost his mind and then, improbably, found his way back to sanity and stability. This oral history is the first fully authorized biography of H.R., the...
As a city that represents endless possibilities, New York has been the setting for the dawning of new movements, styles, and genres. In the 20th century, the birth of Rock represented a c...
latest issue of one of the longest running zines in America.
The first full biography of one of rock 'n' roll's greatest pioneers and legendary wild men. Born James Newell Osterberg Jr., Iggy Pop transcended life in Ypsilanti, Michigan, to become a...
John Doe / Tom DeSavia
After nearly 10 years out of production, Banned In DC is finally back in print. It was thought that the sixth edition—which was released in 2005—would be the final version of the book, as...
This incredible document explodes with youthful beauty and tragic self-absorption, shining a harsh light on the chaotic creation, destruction and camaraderie surrounding the birth of the ...
At turns dark and humane, The Death of Bunny Munro is a tender portrait of the relationship between a boy and his father, with all the wit and enigma that fans will recognize as Nick Cave...
Neither a dry-as-dust reference volume recycling the same dull facts nor a gushy, gossipy puff piece, A Cultural Dictionary of Punk: 1974-1982 is a bold book that examines punk as a movem...
Mark Andersen / Mark Jenkins
Updated 2009 edition of this evergreen punk-rock classic!
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