Gainesville Punk

Gainesville Punk : A History of Bands & Music

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Known for The Fest, Less Than Jake and Hot Water Music, Gainesville became a creative hub in the 1980s and '90s for many of punk rock's greats. Whether playing at the Hardback or wild house parties, earnest acts like Against Me!, Spoke and Roach Motel all emerged and thrived in the small northern Florida city. Radon burst onto the scene with chaotic energy while Mutley Chix helped inspire local torchbearers No Idea Records. Through this succinct history, author Matt Walker traces each successive generation's contributions and amplifies the fidelity of the Gainesville scene.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 152 x 222 x 13mm | 340g
  • United States
  • English
  • 1626197679
  • 9781626197671
  • 1,040,795

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"The book follows the history of several classic Gainesville bands. Notable mentions include Roach Motel and Spoke. In "Gainesville Punk," Walker interviews members from a lot of big acts that got their start in Gainesville. 'I got to interview some people from Hot Water Music, Less Than Jake and Against Me!' Walker said. 'But I also got to talk to a lot of bands who are smaller and currently living in Gainesville. The primary source material for the book was talking directly to musicians.'" The Independent Florida Alligator
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