American Hardcore: A Tribal History
The first complete, feisty and sordid history of American hardcore punk. Angrier, less pretentious and more stripped-down than its artsy, drug-addled predecessor, this harder-faster form of music was never very pretty - an angry and violent outlet for unfocused rage. Packed with information on all aspects of the genre, including oral histories from the stars and now forgotten participants, the book explains the gestation, rise and eventual fall of the hardcore scene along with an exceptionally comprehensive discography. Extensively illustrated with b/w photos.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - palaverofbirds - LibraryThing
It's a nice collection of interviews and artifacts from punk Americana. The problem lies in that a huge proportion of hardcore band members from that time were idiots with little of interest to say. Read full review
American Hardcore.....................User Review - youdoit - Overstock.com
Being a product of this period in timeIt showed how most bands struggled.Media wasnt friendly or even handed in thier couverage.All in all a slice of time before Nirvana got credit for disinfranchised youth. Read full review