If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pit? A Photozine by Murray Bowles [Hardcore, Punk, Maximumrocknroll]

By: Bowles, Murray

Price: $100.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


Staple-bound glossy wraps with newsprint leaves, 21.5 by 27.3 cm, [72] pp., illus. Very good with only minor wear to the wraps and a small red stain near the upper right corner of the front cover. Murray “The Mur” Bowles, who dies in 2019, was already well known in the Bay Area punk scene before he even started photographing shows. While writing for Ripper fanzine, Bowles picked up a camera and started photographing gigs in 1983 – an obsession that would continue for decades. While Bowles became one of the Bay Area’s best-known photographers, his work graced the pages of Maximumrocknroll and numerous record sleeves, and he was immortalized on the cover of Green Day’s “Dookie” album, Cherries was the only published collection of his work. Published by MRR, this volume, aside from the adverts, is comprised entirely of black and white photographs, and only a short intro by Bowles. These amazing, high-energy images includes shots of 7 Seconds, Asexuals, Circle Jerks, Die Kreuzen, Frightwig, Scream, Ill Repute, Crucifix, The Dicks, Hüsker Dü, Necros, D.R.I., Dead Kennedys, Minutemen, Blast!, marginal man, J.F.A., Suicidal Tendencies, Fang, SS Decontrol, The Angry Samoans, Articles of faith, Social Distortion, and some truly iconic images of Minor Threat, Feederz, Charged G.B.H., Descendents, S.N.F.U., Effigies, Gang Green, Corrosion of Conformity, D.O.A., Black Flag, and many more. Aside from the bands, are the great images of kids—crowding the stage, slam dancing, diving—in the middle of which was The Mur, a single-arm raised, snapping away.

Title: If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pit? A Photozine by Murray Bowles [Hardcore, Punk, Maximumrocknroll]

Author Name: Bowles, Murray

Categories: Photography, Music, Punk, Zines,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll: [1987]

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 3414