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.
weapons of musical destruction (2010/LA VIDA ES UN MUS)
HARDCORE-PUNK. THE WANKYS 2nd studio album finally sees it's release on the bands preferred format hard vinyl. This incredible violent recording includes 8 songs. This is the musical equivalent of pissing in an electricity socket and sees the band blending their noise attacks with incredibly catchy punk-rock songs, all wrapped up with their trademark guitar fuzz attack. "the wank" magazine contains much non-sense including band history, lyrics, guitar tab, photos, comic strip and even a dot-to-dot penis drawing. This lavish package is all encased in an envelope.
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!