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Forbidden Beat

Perspectives on Punk Drumming

S. W. Lauden, Lucky Lehrer (Foreword by), Lori Barbero


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Whether they're self-taught bashers or technical wizards, drummers are the thrashing, crashing heart of our favorite punk bands. In Forbidden Beat, some of today's most respected writers and musicians explore the history of punk percussion with personal essays, interviews and lists featuring their favorite players and biggest influences. From 60s garage rock and proto-punk to 70s New York and London, 80s hardcore and D-beat to 90s pop punk and beyond, Forbidden Beat is an uptempo ode to six decades of punk rock drumming.

Featuring Tr Cool, Ira Elliot, Curt Weiss, John Robb, Hudley Flipside, Bon Von Wheelie, Joey Shithead, Matt Diehl, D.H. Peligro, Mike Watt, Lynn Perko-Truell, Pete Finestone, Laura Bethita Neptuna, Jan Radder, Jim Ruland, Eric Beetner, Jon Wurster, Lori Barbero, Joey Cape, Marko DeSantis, Mindy Abovitz, Steven McDonald, Kye Smith, Ian Winwood, Phanie Diaz, Benny Horowitz, Shari Page, Urian Hackney, and Rat Scabies.

Rare Bird Books, 9781644282274, 288pp.

Publication Date: February 22, 2022

About the Author

S.W. Lauden is the co-editor of Go All The Way: A Literary Appreciation of Power Pop and the sequel, Go Further. He is the author of the Greg Salem punk rock P.I. series including Bad Citizen Corporation, Grizzly Season, and Hang Time. His Power Pop Heist novelettes include That'll Be The Day and Good Girls Don't. S.W. Lauden is the pen name of Steve Coulter, drummer for Tsar and The Brothers Steve.