American Hardcore

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American Hardcore

A Tribal History

By Steven Blush; George Petros (Editor)

Feral House, Paperback, 9781932595895, 403pp.

Publication Date: October 19, 2010


""American Hardcore "sets the record straight about the last great American subculture""Paper" magazine

Steven Blush's "definitive treatment of Hardcore Punk" ("Los Angeles Times") changed the way we look at Punk Rock. The Sony Picture Classicsdistributed documentary "American Hardcore "premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. This revised and expanded second edition contains hundreds of new bands, thirty new interviews, flyers, a new chapter ("Destroy Babylon"), and a new art gallery with over 125 rare photos and images.

About the Author
Steven Blush promoted Hardcore shows in Washington, DC throughout the early 80s. In 1986 he founded Seconds Magazine, publishing it until 2000. His writing appeared in Spin, Interview, Village Voice, Details and High Times. He currently lives in Manhattan, serves as senior editor at Paper, and throws the weekly party RAck CAndy. He is the author of AMERICAN HARDCORE: A Tribal History.

George Petros is a former contributing editor of Juxtapoz and senior editor of Propaganda. For a decade he edited Seconds, before which he put out EXIT. His work appeared on DEVO album covers and in Heavy Metal, Thrasher, Paper, Screw, Apocalypse Culture 2, and Needles Ink. He compiled and produced the Tampa underground comp Black Sunshine. He is the editor of THE EXIT COLLECTION.