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Alison Braun's punk rock and Thrash metal photobooks

We're always trying to get the best books in store for our alternative readers and now we've got a bunch of Alison Braun's beautiful and brilliant hardback photobooks in stock.

Rather than put them in the store, if you want one, or both, just drop us an email and we'll sort it. They are £25 each, and £3.50 shipping, and really rather great.

IN THE PIT by Alison Braun. 100 pages, hardcover, dust sleeve.

“This 8.5 x 11 hard cover book  features 100 pages of some of my favourite portfolio photographs and flyer art of TSOL, Dead Kennedys, Bad Brains, Wasted Youth, Misfits, Social Distortion, Black Flag, 45 Grave,  Soundgarden, and more.”

Alison Braun started taking photos in Los Angeles at the advent of the 80s, documenting the local punk and hardcore scene and having her work published in Maximumrocknroll, Flipside and other punk zines of the time. Many a band she saw through the lenses of her camera, from local heroes Black Flag, Descendents, Circle Jerks, Bad Reliigion, Dickies, Fear, Social Distortion, Youth Brigade, Adolescents,… to international acts that would roll through the town (GBH, Exploited, Ramones, Dead Kennedys, Adicts, DOA, Bad Brains, Discharge, Misfits, SNFU,…), not to forget countless other “small” bands that populated SoCal underground scene in those years (Battalion Of Saints, Channel 3, Aggression, Decry, Wasted Youth, Dr. Know, 45 Grave, Bl´ast, Shattered Faith, Sin 34,…). You can find it all here in this book.

The ‘best of’ ten years of her work condensed into 100 pages packed with photos and relative gig flyers. European edition, 28,50 x 22 cm, hardcover plus dust jacket. Third, enhanced edition on heavy 150 gr paper with laminated cover and dust jacket. Differently from the first two editions, it has about 20 photos more (Minutemen, SNFU, Agnostic Front, Dag Nasty, MDC, Butthole Surfers, Discharge, Slayer, Lewd, Scream, Corrosion Of Conformity, Dr. Know,…) £25

SHOT IN THE DARK by Alison Braun

“This 8.5 x 11 hardcover book features 112 pages and 59 of my favourite Metal and Thrash bands, many before they became famous - including: Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth, Motley Crue, Motorhead, and Suicidal Tendencies.”

This is the sequel to In The Pit, published in 2020 and sold in 3 editions and 1,300 copies so far. This time Alison focuses on Metal/Thrash and Crossover bands she captured in the 80s and early 90. You can find everyone here, from Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax, to bands like Motley Crue, Dio, Motorhead, or Kiss, to acts like Suicidal Tendencies, DRI, Corrosion Of Conformity, Die Kreuzen, The Accüsed,… to everything else between Kreator, Testament and Overkill on one side and Soundgarden, Alice In Chains and Danzig on the other. There are so many bands to mention. Make sure not to miss this!

112 pages. Hardcover. £25

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Can't find either book in the online shop. Should I just call to order?

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