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HARDCORE/PUNK. It's extremely obvious that a lot of time was spent on this compilation. First of all, there's a real diverse selection of bands. They've also been arranged so that each band somehow goes with the one before and after and the volume level is consistent throughout. Not easy to pull off considering the mix here: MAN AFRAID, THE STRIKE, MK ULTRA, DILLINGER 4, SWALLOWING SHIT, and DEADSTOOLPIGEON, among others. Some of the bands are long gone, and some of the songs are previously released, but they've all got lyrics to keep you angry and thinking. This is a benefit and comes with Contrascience Fanzine # 5½. Contains articles on military recruiting, the systematic attack on the working class in the U.S., interviews with the benefit causes & pages by the bands.
simba: a collection of personal & political writings from the '90s hardcore scene (2012/VITRIOL)
HARDCORE. Simba Fanzine started in 1992 as a traditional Fanzine and morphed into one of the most popular and well-respected "emo" zines of the '90s scene. This is a comprehensive collection of the personal and political writings from the 7 years Simba was published, plus 5 years of columns and articles in HeartAttack, Fracture and Clamor Magazines. Also included are interviews conducted in the mid-'90s with TEXAS IS THE REASON, SPLIT LIP/CHAMBERLAIN, Dave Mandel (Indecision Records), Jeff Unger (GREYHOUSE), Jon Hiltz (BORN AGAINST), Jordan Cooper (Revelation Records), Kim Kinakin (SPARKMARKER), Leslie Kahan/Lisa Ogelsby (HeartAttack Fanzine) and Kim Nolan (Bark And Grass Cookbook). Always searching, always questioning and always punk, Simba crossed the boundaries between the hardcore and riot grrl scenes, and was undoubtedly one of the most influential zines of the '90s. Paperback: 266 pages.
WHY BE SOMETHING THAT YOU'RE NOT
detroit hardcore '79-'85 by tony rettmann (2010/REVELATION)
HARDCORE/PUNK. In the early '70, Detroit was the musical hub of America. Everything from the chart topping sounds of Motown Records to the vicious proto-punk of THE STOOGES was being brewed out there and it seemed like there was no end in sight. But by the '80s, the city was both a physical and cultural wasteland. "why be something that you're not" chronicles the 1st wave of Detroit hardcore from its origins in the late '70s to its demise in the mid '80s. Through a combination of oral history and extensive imagery, the book proves that even though the Southern 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 across the country - 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 - 256 pages at all!