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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. The Jam: Sounds From The Street

    The Jam: Sounds From The Street


    The Jam emerged from the punk explosion of 1977, combining the energy of that movement with the musical values and styles of the previous generation's mod icons. The Jam: Sounds from the Street is the inside story of Paul Weller, Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler's rise to fame, their brief but momentous reign and their shocking decision to quit at the peak of their success. Learn More
  6. Straight Edge

    Straight Edge: Hardcore Punk, Clean-Living Youth, And Social Change


    Straight edge is a clean living youth movement that emerged from the punk rock subculture in the early 1980s. Its basic tenets promote a drug-free, tobacco-free, and sexually responsible lifestyle-tenets that, on the surface, seem counter to those typical of teenage rebellion. Learn More
  7. Sober Living for the Revolution

    Sober Living for the Revolution: Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge And Radical Politics


    Straight edge has persisted as a drug-free, hardcore punk subculture for 25 years. Its political legacy, however, remains ambiguous – often associated with self-righteous macho posturing and conservative puritanism. Learn More
  8. Sniffin' Glue

    Sniffin' Glue: And Other Rock'n'roll Habits: The Essential Punk Accessory


    Sniffin' Glue was the most vital and cutting edge punk fanzine of its time. It featured all the key artists of the time from "The Ramones" and the "Sex Pistols" to "Blondie". Learn More
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    Radio Silence/ A Selected Visual History Of American Hardcore Music


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    Radio Silence is a selected visual history of American Hardcore Music. Compiled by authors Nathan Nedorostek and Anthony Pappalardo. Learn More
  10. Punkrockpaperscissors



    PUNKROCKPAPERSCISSORS is a one-of-a-kind tribute to '80s punk rock and hardcore, archiving over 600 show flyers that exemplify the scene's unfettered creativity and DIY ethic. Learn More
  11. Punkademics



    The basement show in the ivory tower... Learn More
  12. Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone

    Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone


    Rolling Stone ranked the Ramones at #26 on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time." They received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. Learn More
  13. Punk House

    Punk House: Interiors In Anarchy


    The 'punk house' may come in any number of forms. The most common type is often where a large group of like-minded punks cram into a house usually intended to accommodate two or three people, resulting in low rent and, thus, extended hours of leisure for the residents to pursue their true interests. Learn More
  14. NYHC

    NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980–1990


    Known for its glamorous 1970s punk rock scene, New York City matched the grim urban reality of the 1980s with a rawer musical uprising: New York hardcore. Learn More
  15. No Wave: Post-Punk. Underground. New York. 1976-1980

    No Wave: Post-Punk. Underground. New York. 1976-1980


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    No Wave is the first book to visually chronicle the collision of art and punk in the New York underground of 1976 to 1980. Learn More
  16. No Wave

    No Wave


    No Wave traces the history of this noisy and uncompromising genre, from its most famous names down to its many offshoots and sidetracks. Learn More
  17. No Slam Dancing, No Stage Diving, No Spikes

    No Slam Dancing, No Stage Diving, No Spikes: An Oral History Of The Legendary City Gardens


    No Slam Dancing, No Stage Diving, No Spikes is an oral history of 80s-era alternative, metal and punk rock music told through the portal of one club Trenton, New Jersey's legendary City Gardens. Learn More
  18. Nirvana: The Recording Sessions

    Nirvana: The Recording Sessions


    Most books about Nirvana concentrate on Kurt Cobain's short tragic life and suicide, whereas this puts Nirvana's music center stage. Learn More
  19. Nirvana: The Biography

    Nirvana: The Biography


    As the assistant editor of Melody Maker, Everett True was the first journalist to cover the Seattle music scene in early 1989 and interview Nirvana. He is responsible for bringing Hole, Pavement, Soundgarden, and a host of other bands to international attention. Learn More
  20. Mike Watt: On And Off Bass

    Mike Watt: On And Off Bass


    The New Yorker calls it “unusual and beautiful.” The LA Weekly raves, “the photos are strikingly inventive, revealing yet another side of this modern-day Renaissance man.” MTV calls it “a charming, well-shot document of a the legendary punk rocker’s photographic dabbling.” Detroit Metrotimes: “A unique insight into Watt’s mind.” Learn More
  21. Max's Kansas City

    Max's Kansas City: Art, Glamour, Rock and Roll


    At no other time in history has there been a more exciting collision of art, music, and fashion than at Max’s Kansas City from the 1960s to the early 80s. Learn More
  22. Left of the Dial

    Left of the Dial: Conversations with Punk Icons


    Left of the Dial features interviews by musical journalist, folklorist, educator, and musician David Ensminger with leading figures of the punk underground, Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat/Fugazi), Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Dave Dictor (MDC), and many more. Learn More
  23. Independence Days

    Independence Days - The Story of UK Independent Record Labels


    The Story of UK Independent Record LabelsReleased on 21/09/09. Even by the standards of Alex Ogg’s previous work (The Hip Hop Years, No More Heroes etc), Independence Days is an exhaustive undertaking. Collating more than 150 interviews, it traces the story of the UK independent record label boom from the late 70s to the mid-80s, a period which saw a new generation of independent spirits take up the baton and revolutionise the course of popular music. Learn More
  24. Husker Du

    Husker Du: The Story of the Noise-Pop Pioneers Who Launched Modern Rock


    Bob Mould, Grant Hart, and Greg Norton formed Hüsker Dü in 1979 as a wildly cathartic outfit fueled by a cocktail of anger, volume, and velocity. Learn More
  25. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir

    Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir


    NOT YET AVAILABLE. This title will be released on October 27, 2015. Pre-order now! Note: release dates and prices are tentative. Learn More

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