With more than 160 bands interviewed and even more reviewed, the result is a biography on more than 1000 essential bands from the world of 80's alt-music. 826 pages packed with information, photos and gig flyers from all your favourites, and all wrapped up in original cover art by Brian Walsby - this is an essential, if not comprehensive guide, to 80's hardcore, pop-punk and alt-rock.
This massive new book focuses on the crossover of Punk, Hardcore Punk, Garage Revival and Power Pop with the Alternative Rock scene and reports on many of the main bands in the genre.
Bands covered include 7 Seconds, Uniform Choice, Agent Orange, All, Down By Law, Big Drill Car, The Dickies, Chemical People, Government Issue, Rites of Spring, Dinosaur Jr, Embrace, Gray Matter, Dag Nasty, Moving Targets, Supertouch, Goo Goo Dolls, Shudder to Think, Husker Du, Jones Very, Pegboy, Superchunk, The Doughboys, HDQ, Sink, Mega City Four, The Hard Ons and Life... But How To Live It?
The first printing is currently shipping with bookmarks and posters going out with the first 200 copies ordered direct from Earth Island Books in the UK. This hefty tome isn't cheap, to print or ship, but can also be ordered locally within your own country from 4th February onwards, from your local book store or on amazon to save on postage. Happy reading and rocking!