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Author McPheeters, Sam, 1969- author.

Title Mutations : the many strange faces of hardcore punk / Sam McPheeters ; [foreword by Tobi Vail].

Publication Info. Los Angeles, Calif. : Rare Bird Books, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    781.66 MCPH    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First trade paperback original edition.
Description 265 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "This is a genuine Rare Bird book"--Title page verso.
Summary "How can so many people pledge allegiance to punk, something with no fixed identity? Depending on who and where you are, punk can be an outlet, excuse, lifestyle, escapism, conversation, community, ideology, sales category, social movement, punishable offense, badge of authenticity, reason to drink beer forever, or an aesthetic of belligerent incompetence. And if someone has a strong belief about what punk is, odds are they have even stronger feelings about what punk is not. Sam McPheeters championed many different versions. Over the course of two decades, he fronted Born Against, released dozens of records and fanzines, and toured seventeen times across the northern hemisphere. In this collection of essays, profiles, criticism, and personal history, he examines the diverse realms he intersected - New York hardcore, Riot Grrrl, Gilman street, the hidden enclaves of Olympia, and New England, and downtown Los Angeles - and the forces of mental illness and creative inspiration that drove him, and others, in the first place."--Inner cover flap.
Subject Punk rock music -- History and criticism.
Punk rock musicians.
Punk culture.
Added Author Vail, Tobi, writer of foreword.
Added Title Many strange faces of hardcore punk
ISBN 1947856987 (paperback)
9781947856981 (paperback)

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