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  • The DAY THE COUNTRY DIEDby IAN GLASPER

    Cherry Red Books 2012; US$ 10.94

    The Day The Country Died' is the long-awaited follow-up to Ian Glasper's successful 'Burning Britain', and sees the author exploring in minute detail the obscure, esoteric, UK anarcho-punk scene of the early Eighties. If the bands in 'Burning Britain' were loud, political and uncompromising, those examined in 'The Day The Country Died' were even more... more...

  • The Day the Country Diedby Ian Glasper

    Cherry Red Books 2007; US$ 11.99

    If the bands in Burning Britain were loud, political, and uncompromising, those examined in Ian Glasper's new book were even more so. With Crass and Poison Girls opening the floodgates, the arrival of bands like Zoundz, Flux of Pink Indians, Conflict, Subhumans, Dirt, The Mob, Omega Tribe, and Icons of Filth heralded a new age of honesty and integrity... more...

  • Armed with Angerby Ian Glasper

    Cherry Red Books 2013; US$ 15.99

    The fourth installment in Ian Glasper's legendary journey into the heart of UK punk and hardcore explores the punk underground's transformation as the gritty 1980s gave way to the 1990s Glasper leaves no stone unturned when exploring the inspirations and motivations that drove the acts of this overlooked era of punk. From Therapy?, Understand,... more...

  • Screaming for Changeby Lars J. Kristiansen; Joseph R. Blaney; Philip J. Chidester; Brent K. Simonds

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 79.99

    Screaming for Change examines the ideology of punk rock. Previous work enlightened our understanding of the genre of punk without uncovering, ultimately, what punk asks us to do and believe. This study proposes that punk should be understood as a way of seeing the world, as a way of reasoning, or, essentially, as a philosophy on its own terms. more...

  • The Lost Women of Rock Musicby Helen Reddington

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 24.95

    In the late 1970s and early 1980s a new phenomenon emerged in UK popular music - female guitarists, bass-players, keyboard-players and drummers began playing in bands. Before this time, women’s presence in rock bands, with a few notable exceptions, had always been as vocalists. This sudden influx of female musicians into the male domain of rock... more...

  • Punk Sociologyby David Beer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book explores the possibility of drawing upon a punk ethos to inspire and invigorate sociology. It uses punk to think creatively about what sociology is and how it might be conducted and aims to fire the sociological imaginations of sociologists at any stage of their careers, from new students to established professors. more...

  • Perfect Youthby Sam Sutherland

    ECW Press 2012; US$ 16.95

    A forgotten musical and cultural history of drunks and miscreants, future country stars and political strategists Perfect Youth is the story of the birth of Canadian punk, a transformative cultural force that reared its head across the country at the end of the 1970s. Bands like D.O.A., the Subhumans, the Viletones, and Teenage Head ? alongside lesser-known... more...

  • From the Graveyard of the Arousal Industryby Justin Pearson

    Soft Skull Press 2010; US$ 14.95

    As an adolescent, Justin Pearson moved with his mother from “Shit Creek Phoenix, AZ? to sunny San Diego after his father was murdered on Halloween. There, he fell in with a subculture of young musicians playing some of the most original and brutal music in the world. Turns out the chaos of Pearson?s bands — The Locust, Swing Kids, and Some Girls —... more...

  • Capitol Contingencyby Brandon Gentry

    Garrett County Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    Capitol Contingency chronicles a unique time in a uniquely vibrant music scene: Washington, D.C., 1991-1999. Punk was broken; the Internet had yet to engulf society; the major label compact disc marketing system was in its greatest -- and final -- era of dominance before its file-sharing-imposed collapse. And the nation's capital, already ground... more...

  • This Music Leaves Stainsby Jr. James Greene

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    This Music Leaves Stains presents the full story behind the Misfits and their ubiquitous, haunting skull logo, a story of unique talent, strange timing, clashing personalities, and incredible music that helped shape rock as we know it today. James Greene, Jr., maps this narrative from the band's birth at the tail end of the original punk movement... more...