What is punk? Punk can be whatever you want it to be. So the subjects of the publications in this section may not all seem "punk" to you - but hey, applying rules ain't punk either.

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  1. Woolgathering



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    The National Book Award–winner Patti Smith presents a treasure box of a childhood memoir about “clear unspeakable joy” and “just the wish to know.” Learn More
  2. Wonka Vision #26

    Wonka Vision #26


    Your Source for Independent Art, Music and Thoughts. Learn More
  3. Why Be Something That You're Not

    Why Be Something That You're Not: Detroit Hardcore 1979-1985


    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. Learn More
  4. White Riot

    White Riot: Punk Rock and the Politics of Race


    The first comprehensive reader on punk and race, from The Clash to Bad Brains. Learn More
  5. We Never Learn

    We Never Learn: The Gunk Punk Undergut, 1988-2001


    Includes a code for free CD download of many of the bands featured in this book! Learn More
  6. We Got The Neutron Bomb

    We Got The Neutron Bomb: The Untold Story of L.A. Punk


    An oral history featuring The Go-Go's, The Runaways, The Germs, X, Black Flag, and beyond. Learn More
  7. We Got Power!

    We Got Power!: Hardcore Punk Scenes from 1980s Southern California


    In 1979, punk was over . . . but by 1981, hardcore was born. Learn More
  8. Life And Career Of Lou Reed

    Waiting for the Man: The Life and Career of Lou Reed


    Lou Reed influenced generations of copyists that took note of his outlaw status, ambiguous sexual orientation characterized by his seventies relation­ship with the transvestite Rachel, his implacable mystique, and his cool and defiant attitude as the narrator of subcultures. Learn More
  9. Violence Girl

    Violence Girl: East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage, a Chicana Punk Story


    The proximity of the East L.A. barrio to Hollywood is as close as a short drive on the 101 freeway, but the cultural divide is enormous. Born to Mexican-born and American-naturalized parents, Alicia Armendariz migrated a few miles west to participate in the free-range birth of the 1970s punk movement. Alicia adopted the punk name Alice Bag, and became lead singer for The Bags, early punk visionaries who starred in Penelope Spheeris' documentary The Decline of Western Civilization. Learn More
  10. Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division

    Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division


    In Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division, Peter Hook, bassist for the legendary, groundbreaking band Joy Division, takes readers backstage with the group that helped define the sound of a generation and influenced artists such as U2, Radiohead, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Learn More
  11. Underground: The Subterranean Culture of Punk House Shows

    Underground: The Subterranean Culture of Punk House Shows


    Underground is all about the history and future of DIY punk touring in the USA. Learn More
  12. UGZ #14

    UGZ #14


    Urban Guerrilla Zine. Learn More
  13. Two Skunks For Valentine's Day

    Two Skunks For Valentine's Day


    A Trip To Awesome Fest 6. Learn More
  14. Trapped in a Scene

    Trapped In A Scene - UK Hardcore 1985-1989


    The underground hardcore scene of the mid-late Eighties was UK punk rock's last significant creative gasp. Learn More
  15. Touching Distance

    Touching From A Distance: Ian Curtis And Joy Division


    The only in-depth biographical account of the lead singer of Joy Division, written by his widow. Learn More
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    Touch Me I'm Sick (pH Classics)


    Poised at the epicenter of an explosive underground scene, photographer Charles Peterson witnessed the birth of a brash new era of music that grabbed the world by its throat and refused to let go. Learn More
  17. Touch & Go

    Touch and Go: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine '79-'83


    Touch and Go fanzine was the brainchild of Tesco Vee and Dave Stimson and was launched in Lansing, Michigan, in 1979. Major fanatics of the new punk happenings in the late 70s, TV and DS set out to chronicle, lambaste, ridicule, and heap praise on all they arbitrarily loved or hated in the music communities in the US and abroad. Learn More
  18. Totally Wired

    Totally Wired: Post-Punk Interviews And Overviews


    With his critically acclaimed Rip It Up and Start Again, renowned music journalist Simon Reynolds applied a unique understanding to an entire generation of musicians working in the wake of punk rock. Learn More
  19. This Music Leaves Stains

    This Music Leaves Stains: The Complete Story Of The Misfits


    Few bands in the past three decades have proven as affecting or exciting as the Misfits, the ferocious horror punk outfit that lurked in the shadows of suburban New Jersey and released a handful of pivotal underground recordings during their brief, tumultuous time together. Learn More
  20. This Is A Call1

    This Is A Call: The Life And Times Of Dave Grohl


    This Is a Call, the first in-depth, definitive biography of Dave Grohl, tells the epic story of a singular career that includes Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, and Them Crooked Vultures. Learn More
  21. The Strangest Tribe

    The Strangest Tribe: How a Group of Seattle Rock Bands Invented Grunge


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    Grunge isn’t dead — but was it ever truly alive? Learn More
  22. The Stooges

    The Stooges: Head On: A Journey Through the Michigan Underground


    "With each 'Stooge' getting close to equal billing, Callwood's research results in a thorough exploration - and explanation - of the band's seismic importance to the Detroit music scene. Interesting, amusing, and engaging, The Stooges will enlighten even the biggest Stooges fan." -TL, Rhythm Learn More
  23. The Sharper Word

    The Sharper Word: A Mod Anthology


    Paolo Hewitt, celebrated former NME scribe and acclaimed biographer of Steve Marriott, The Jam, and Oasis, collects the best writing on the original, and peculiarly British, cult of mod. Revised and updated. Learn More
  24. The Primal Screamer

    The Primal Screamer


    A gothic horror novel about severe mental distress and punk rock, this narrative is written in the form of a diary kept by a psychiatrist, Dr. Rodney H. Dweller, concerning his patient, Nathaniel Snoxell, brought to him in 1979 because of several attempted suicides. Learn More
  25. The Philosophy Of Punk

    The Philosophy Of Punk: More Than Noise!


    Overall, this is a very in-depth study of punk values, and how punk looks out towards the straight world. Learn More

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