WHY BE SOMETHING THAT YOU'RE NOT

Detroit Hardcore 1979-1985 Book Revelation Press

In the early seventies, 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 early eighties, the city was both a physical and cultural wasteland due to major label buyouts of the artists as well as the crippling drug habits of some of the others. Detroit's most known musical export at the time was the vapid sounds of New Wave heartthrobs The Romantics; this wasn't good. It took a gaggle of suburban skateboarders, a grade school teacher and a census bureau clerk to wake this city up from its slumber and start one of the first hardcore punk scenes in America. "Why Be Something That You're Not" chronicles the first wave of Detroit hardcore from its origins in the late seventies to its demise in the mid-eighties. 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.
Book, 14.00€

WILL TO SPEAK #2

fanzine

66 pages containing interviews with Anchors X Up, Allegiance, I Rise, Fall Apart, 1917 Records: Sean Riley, Dirty Money and Damaged Goods. Plus: photo exhibition (schlops.com), Ruiner European Tour Diary, Columns. Squatting in Graz and an European Zine Overview!
fanzine, 3.00€

WONDER YEARS

#1 Fanzine TWY

Slick new A4 hardcore zine. Interviews with Robert Matusiak (Refuse Records), Pim Arts, Greg Bennick, Adam Malik, Outrage, Unveil, Pressure, One Kind Word, Sacred Love, Ritual and Remission. All that and articles, columns pictures and reviews too. Impressive.
Fanzine, 3.00€

Wonder Years

#2 Fanzine TWY

Second issue of this cool zine. This time with: Jobst Eggert (Nothing), Right Idea, Unrestrained, XCurraheeX, Cornered, Just Went Black, Last Dayz, High Hopes, Forever Young and a bunch of articles, columns and pics. Well worth your money.
Fanzine, 3.00€

WORLD WAR 3 ILLUSTRATED

#40 book Top Shelf

While the 2008 Presidential election was viewed by many as a turning point, it is uncertain how the policies of the new government will unfold -- but the message people have sent is clear: after 28 years of right wing dominance in U.S. politics, Americans are unhappy with the results. We find that our country is distressed, economically, ecologically and militarily. WW3 illustrated is asking that artists do more than just criticize things as they are. WORLD WAR 3 ILLUSTRATED is responding with 120 pages of answers from a variety of today's sharpest comic book artists, alternatives to existing conditions, proposals for progress and ideas for a better world for all. Featuring the work of: The Yes Men, Sabrina Jones, Seth Tobocman, Jennifer Camper, Fly, Sandy Jimenez, Carlo Quispe, Colin Matthes, Eric Hadley, Erik Ruin, Ethan Heitner, Jordan Flaherty,Paula Hewitt Amram, Katie Fricas, Edwin Vasquez, Michael Hew, Brett Wintle, Rebecca Migdal, Sabin Calvert, Susan Simensky Bietila, Sylvan Migdal and many others. A 120-page, perfect bound anthology titled 'What We Want'.
book, 5.00€

xXx Fanzine & flexi

preview fanzine & flexi Bridge Nine

This 24-page mini-zine gives you just a taste of the madness in the upcoming 288-page book, "XXX Fanzine 1983-1988 Hardcore & Punk In The Eighties." More of a companion piece than a preview, this 'zine features additional photographs and interviews that didn't make the book as well as some crucial pieces lifted from the book itself. Also included is a Nomads 7" flexi which features the band covering Crucifix's "How When And Where" which flawlessly transitions into Agnostic Front's crossover classic "The Eliminator."
fanzine & flexi, 8.00€

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