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- Publisher: Feral House,U.S.
- Format: Paperback | 410 pages
- Dimensions: 175mm x 251mm x 25mm | 885g
- Publication date: 18 November 2010
- Publication City/Country: Los Angeles
- ISBN 10: 1932595899
- ISBN 13: 9781932595895
- Edition: 2
- Edition statement: 2nd ed.
- Sales rank: 81,459
In this comprehensive look at the music and culture behind the hardcore legacy, Steven Blush blends his own first-hand experience of the scene with interviews, photographs and complete discographies. The Second Edition of the definitive work on one of rock's most important eras (Juxtapoz), has over 100 new pieces of artwork, hundreds of new band bios and a radically expanded discography. The first edition, which became the Sony Classics released documentary of the same name, was 328 pages; the new edition clocks in at 408 pages. According to the Los Angeles Times, American Hardcore is the definitive treatment of hardcore punk, changing the way we look at punk rock. And according to Paper magazine, American Hardcore sets the record straight about the last great American subculture.
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Besides the bestselling "American Hardcore," Steven Blush is also author of "American Hair Metal" (Feral House), and ."45 Dangerous Minds" (Creation). Blush also co-produced the eponymous "American Hardcore" documentary released by Sony Classics, and was the publisher and primary editor of the award-winning "Seconds" interview magazine. He also writes for Paper and Interview and music-oriented magazines.
By Simão Fonseca 23 Sep 2011
This is more than a mere book, this is the true Hardcore Encyclopaedia. Steven Blush did an exhaustive and amazing job interviewing and covering the HC bands/scene. 400 pages of pure information.
Warning: according to the author, HC died around '86. According to me, Hardcore still lives!