American Hardcore: A Tribal History

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
American Hardcore: A Tribal History
BlushSteven AmericanHardcoreATribalHistoryBook 2editioncover.jpeg
Second edition cover (2010).
Author Steven Blush
Cover artist Edward Colver
Country United States
Language English
Subject American hardcore punk movement (1980-1986)
Genre Journalism
Publisher Feral House
Publication date
October 2001
Pages 328
ISBN 9780922915712

Written by Steven Blush, American Hardcore: A Tribal History is a journalistic book that relates the history of the hardcore punk movement that took place in Northern America between 1980 and 1986. It was first published by Feral House in October 2001.

The book was the basis of the documentary film American Hardcore (2006), directed by Paul Rachman.

Cover art[edit]

The book cover features a photograph portraying Danny Spira, the lead singer of the hardcore punk band Wasted Youth, covered in blood. The image, colorized by Eric Hammer, was taken by Edward Colver in 1981, in Los Angeles, California.[nb 1]

Second edition (2010)[edit]

Feral House released an extended second edition on November 1, 2010. In this practically new book, the author updated all of the chapters, added a new one titled "Destroy Babylon", which explores the mutant forms of spirituality that came from the movement, and interviewed over twenty-five new subjects. Blush also has unearthed over a hundred new pieces of artwork, drafted two hundred plus new band bios, and radically expanded discography. Most significant, he has offered a new conclusion which is an anomaly within the realm of period studies. The original book was 328 pages, and the revised edition 408.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Blush [2001] 2010, p. 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ American Hardcore: A Tribal History, official website. American Hardcore Book. Retrieved June 9, 2015.

Further reading[edit]

Books

External links[edit]

Official
Reviews
Excerpts