NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990 [Custom Leather-Bound Copy]

By: Rettman, Tony; Freddy Cricien, foreword

Price: $300.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fine

Custom leather binding (see below), black endpapers, 18 by 25 cm, 382 pp., illus. Fine. An amazing document on the birth and evolution of the New York hardcore scene. “Known for its stylish 1970s punk rock scene, New York City matched the grim urban reality of the 1980s with a rawer musical uprising: New York hardcore […] With a backdrop of despair, bands like Agnostic Front, Cro-Mags, Murphy’s Law, and Youth of Today [not to mention Adrenalin O.D., Bad Brains, Cause for Alarm, Death Before Dishonor, Reagan Youth, Sick of it All, the Misfits, Warzone, etc.] confronted their reality with relentlessly energetic gigs at CBGB, A7, and numerous squats in the area. With a foreword by Freddy Cricien of Madball, who made his stage debut with Agnostic Front at age 7, Tony Rettman’s ambitious oral history captures ten years of struggle, including the scene’s regional rivalries with D.C. and Boston, the birth of moshing, the coming together of hardcore and heavy metal, the straightedge movement, and the unlikely influence of Krishna consciousness.” Issued only as a softcover, this copy has a custom binding made from a vintage leather jacket. The leather has been festooned with hand-sewn, DIY Agnostic Front, Bad Brains and Cro-Mags patches, an embroidered Youth of Today patch, and the symbol of NYHC painted on the spine. A stunning copy. Heavily illustrated with black and white photos and numerous show flyers, this book is as graphically pleasing as it is important in the history of American punk and hardcore.

Title: NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990 [Custom Leather-Bound Copy]

Author Name: Rettman, Tony; Freddy Cricien, foreword

Categories: Music, Punk,

Edition: second printing

Publisher: Brooklyn, NY, Bazillion Points: 2015

Binding: Leather_bound

Book Condition: Fine

Seller ID: 2383