American Hardcore: A Tribal History, Second Edition
By Steven Blush
A journalistic book that relates the history of the hardcore punk movement that took place in Northern America between 1980 and 1986. It was first published in 2001, this Second Edition (of 2010) is practically a new book: the author updated all of the chapters, added a new one titled “Destroy Babylon”, which explores the mutant forms of spirituality that came from the movement, and interviewed over twenty-five new subjects. Blush also has unearthed over a hundred new pieces of artwork, drafted two hundred plus new band bios, a radically expanded discography, and a new conclusion (in total, an addition of nearly 100 pages).
408 pages, 18cm x 26cm. (RRP £20.99)