Monthly Archives: March 2012

Put some punk on your bookshelves

Punk has reached an age where it may not be dead, but surely prefers a glass of red wine and a fine read over a sweaty moshpit. In this spirit, two books will see the light of day that are made for future relaxed evenings of grown up punk rockers.

April, 2nd sees the release of “Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone”   –  “a razor sharp stiletto from the grave delivering the story that has never been told before“. Published 8 years after his death, it features “Johnny´s assessment of the Ramones’ albums; a number of eccentric Top Ten lists; rare historical artifacts; and scores of personal and professional photos, many of which have never before been published” (Amazon).

Mike Watt, who has been working the bass for The Minuteman, fIREHOSE and The Stooges, will publish a photographic memoir. In “Mike Watt: On and Off Bass” (forthcoming May 2012), “photographs […] are punctuated by Watt´s poetry and snippets selected from 10 years of this diaries.”

You can pre-order it over at Three Rooms Press.


Salad Days: The DC Punk Revolution

As a 12 year old fanzine publisher, writer/director Scott Crawford witnessed many of the bands that would help define the DC aesthetic of the 1980s. Almost 30 years later, he interviews many of the same personalities he spoke with as a wide-eyed fan. In the process, the story of arguably the most important punk communities of the ’80s unfolds. [says the film´s Facebook page]

via: Brooklyn Vegan (go there to witness some 3rd grade special edition discussion in the comments) / Pitchfork

Origami Vinyl

This is Neil Schield. He owns a record shop. It is called Origami Vinyl.

via: Das Kraftfuttermischwerk

Oh…since we are talking about origami.

Program your 808

…is a 4 poster series by Rob Pricketts. The posters feature detailed reconstructions of drum sequences of early techno classics like Afrika Bambaataa´s Planet Rock or A Guy Called Gerald´s Voodoo Ray. All programmed on TR-808.


via: wire to the ear