Updated: Aug 27, 2021
"From the long van trips to the arguments with the authorities and the bands with whom they shared the stages and floors on the way... they reached the places and somehow made most of the appearances".
Fred of Underdog Fanzine in Germany has read Welly Artcore's new book, 'Directions to the outskirts of town - Punk rock tour diaries from nineties North America' and sent us his review, here.
There's also a 'tour life' picture gallery and a promo video to watch.
"The worms-eye view of that world of mid-level commercial punk is unflattering and thankfully it’s a world I don’t come into contact with often. While the punk conversion narrative and Behind the Music-esque musician / band biography feel like rote forms at this point, Directions from the Outskirts of Town sheds light on aspects of the punk scene that will be new to many and all too familiar for some. That’s interesting enough on its own, but the best parts are Four Letter Word’s interactions with their American label BYO Records and bands like Swingin’ Utters, Youth Brigade, and 7 Seconds that they share stages with".
This great new punk rock tour diary comes with a poster and bookmark. The first printing of the books are shipping out right now.