American Demon

American Demon

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Depravity, redemption, terror, and spiritual deliverance abound in this physically and psychologically complex memoir from the front man of the pioneer punk band True Sounds of Liberty (TSOL). Spanning the extremes between hard-core punk memoir and handbook for recovery and survival, this narrative documents a youth rebellion that changed the world and offered life lessons rooted in 1980s punk culture. At times unsettling and violent, this book is doused in aggression, rebellion, alcoholism, and drug abuse, culminating in tough lessons of sobriety and absolution. This captivating, dark, and ultimately redemptive life story will fascinate fans of punk and resonate with those who have suffered from addiction issues.
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Product details

  • Electronic book text | 360 pages
  • 152 x 228mm
  • Montreal, Canada
  • 1770901183
  • 9781770901186

Table of contents

Introduction: What is What is Goth? The Encyclopedia: Absinthe to Emile Autumn Babybat to Lord Byron Cabaret Voltaire to Cyberlox The Damned to D-Ring Ebay to Eye of Horus Factory Records to Futurepop GAF to Guyliner Nina Hagan to Hyperium Records IDM to Ipso Factor David J to Joy Division Kambriel to Kutna Hora Lacuna Coil to Lycia Mallgoth to Mute Records NDH to Nosferatu Obscura to Outburn Bettie Page to PVC Anne Rampling to Rue Morgue Salem to Synthpop Tamagothi to Type O Negative Ubergoth to Urban Gothic V&Z to VNV Nation Wave Gotik Treffen to World Goth Day X-Tra-X to Zombies Extras: Goth Band Family Tree 13 Goth Places to See Before You Die Acknowledgements
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Review quote

Jack Grisham finally, irrevocably, puts to death the slander that the early Los Angeles punk scene was plastic. The first true literature to come out of our pathetic little punk lives, American Demon is haunting and awakens monsters. But it should come with a warning label: its a dangerous book. Read Patti Smith's Just Kids. Then read this. But only if you have the courage to follow poetry as far as it can go. Paul Roessler, producer, composer, musician "If youve ever found yourself unable to turn away from witnessing an accident, crash or natural disaster, youll read America Demon straight through, like I did. Jack Grishams memoir is as original as it is horrifying. I couldnt put it down." James Frey, bestselling author, A Million Little Pieces and Bright Shiny Morning
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