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    DescriptionCataloging the legacy of the American punk rock pioneers Black Flag, this photo documentary uses stark, contrasting portraits to share the stories of the die-hard fans who wear the iconic four-barred logo tattooed on their skin. From doctors to homeless punks, stories range from the intensely personal to the absurd as each larger-than-life soul mugs for the camera. Adding to the idea that mixed messages can come from one unifying design, each image is highlighted with a personal quotation, a name and bio, and a Black Flag favorites list. Captured during an extensive tour through the United States, Canada, and Western Europe, this collection serves as a visual testimony to the hyper-distilled mythology that the band is more prevalent now than when it was in service, and serves as a soundtrack for those living as self-imposed cultural outsiders. Interviews with former members of the band, tattoo artists, photographers, and other relevant luminaries round out this ethnography and serve to spotlight Black Flag's vicious live performances, forward-thinking work ethic, and indisputable reputation for acting as both champions and destroyers of the punk rock culture that they helped create.

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    Barred For Life
    How Black Flag's Iconic Logo Became Punk Rock's Secret Handshake
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stewart Dean Ebersole
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 328
    Width: 202 mm
    Height: 252 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 900 g
    ISBN 13: 9781604863949
    ISBN 10: 1604863943

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 540
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    DC22: 782.42166092
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25920
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Approval Code: A08745500
    BISAC V2.8: MUS020000
    BIC subject category V2: AVGU
    Ingram Subject Code: AP
    Libri: I-AP
    BISAC V2.8: MUS030000
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    BISAC V2.8: PHO016000, PHO014000
    DC22: 782.42166092/2
    B&T Approval Code: A06284000
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    DC23: 782.421660922
    LC classification: ML421.B56 E24 2013
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    Thema V1.0: AVLP
    PM Press
    Imprint name
    PM Press
    Publication date
    11 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Stewart Ebersole is a writer, photographer, freelance designer, and builder who dedicated much of his time to punk rock culture between 1982 and 2002. Jared Castaldi is a professional photographer. They both live in Philadelphia.
    Review quote
    "The individual narratives collectively suggest that 'the Bars' are larger than Black Flag, symbolizing a punk rock code for standing against the establishment and being true to yourself." --Joshua Finnell, "Library Journal"