SPRAY PAINT THE WALLS / STEVIE CHICK
the story of black flag (2009/OMNIBUS)
HARDCORE-PUNK. "spray paint the walls" tells BLACK FLAG's story (416 pages!) from the inside, drawing on exclusive interviews with the group's members, their contemporaries and the bands they inspired. It's the story of Henry Rollins and his journey from fan to iconic frontman. And it's the story of 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 progressive and free-jazz.
TOUCH AND GO
the complete hc punk fanzine '79-'83 (2010/BAZILLION POINTS)
HARDCORE/PUNK. TOUCH AND GO FANZINE was the brainchild of Tesco Vee and Dave Stimson and launched in 1979, and documented the burgeoning scene in the midwest as well as the rest of the country. This 576 page book compiles all 22 issues of the fanzine and features new introductory essays by punk icons like Tesco Vee (The Meatmen), Henry Rollins (Black Flag), Keith Morris (Circle Jerks), Corey Rusk (Necros), John Brannon (Negative Approach) and many more.
#1 (2011/UTOPIA NOW)
HARDCORE/PUNK. Das DinA 5 Fanzine UTOPIA NOW aus Leipzig hat sich ganz dem do-it-yourself Gedanken und dem Ziel verschrieben unterschiedliche Meinungen, Bands, Bilder, Grafiken, Schnipsel zusammenzubringen. Nachdem seit etwa einem Jahr der Blog (http://jetzt-utopianowzine.blogspot.com) gefüttert wurde, gibt es das Fanzine nun auch in Papierform. In der ersten Ausgabe wurde mit Bands und Persönlichkeiten gesprochen, die sich ebenfalls dem d. i. y. Gedanken widmen. Dabei rausgekommen sind u. a. Interviews mit Alexandra (vormals BOLZ'N, jetzt CROWSKIN), ANCHOR, UNVEIL und Robert (ZANN), Thomas (Fluff-Fest). Zudem noch die üblichen Reviews und etwas persönlicher und politischer Kram.
#2 (2012/UTOPIA NOW)
HARDCORE/PUNK. Die zweite Ausgabe des UTOPIA NOW Fanzines wartet ein Jahr nach dem Erscheinen der #1 mit einigen Veränderungen auf. Neues Format, neue Mitstreiter und alles soo viel besser (oder so). Auch in der 2. Ausgabe kommen Bands und Persönlichkeiten zu Wort, die sich dem d.i.y.-Gedanken verschrieben haben. Dieses Mal mit NIHIL BAXTER, SOUL CONTROL, xCURRAHEEx, Marc (GLASSES/TRAINWRECK), sowie ein dickes Interview mit Markus von Per Koro Records. Ausserdem wieder mit im Heft: "Back in the Days" mit Nik (früher war alles...), Fluff 2011 (What is hip?), "Look, Listen and Read" (Reviews) und Kolumnen ("Der flexible Mensch").
v/a LET THEM KNOW
the tory of youth brigade and byo records (2009/B.Y.O.)
PUNK-ROCK. Told through interviews and rare footage of the explosive L.A. punk-rock scene from the '80s until now, "let them know: the story of youth brigade and byo records" looks at the last 25 years of the influential L.A. punk band YOUTH BRIGADE and BYO Records, as well as documenting the early L.A. punk and DIY scene. The packaging also contains a 100+ page coffee table book that is full-color and hardbound full of snippets, anecdotes and rare intimate photos about the evolving independent punk-rock scene through the past 25 years; double full-length, color vinyl LPs or CDs with 31 exclusive recordings of classic songs from the extensive BYO catalog.
v/a LIMITED OPTIONS...SOLD AS NOBLE ENDEAVORS
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!