My First Time: A Collection of First Punk Show Stories
Book - $14.00
The punk movement has permanently altered youth culture. Today's art, politics, and aesthetics wouldn't be the same without the hundreds of thousands of young people who have embraced punk over the last 30-odd years. What does each of these recruits have in common? They all remember their first time. Hear what it was like straight from the fanatics.
Whether it was Jawbreaker in Berkeley; Sick of it All in DC; The Dead Kennedys in Berkeley; The Dickies at CBGB's; Gang Green in Boston; the Ramones in Milwaukee; The Circle Jerks in the West Village-or Baltimore; Neurosis at Gilman Street; The Decline of Western Civilization in Venice; Fugazi in Chapel Hill; 7 Seconds in Sparks, NV; or their goofy friends at a party, these fans recount the inspiration, the embarrassment, and the redemption of their first time.
Contributors include: George Hurchalla (writer), Harrison Haynes (Les Savy Fav), Jack Rabid (writer), Rob Fish (108), Bull Gervasi (Policy Of Three), Ann Kanaan, Shawna Kenney (writer), Joseph Gervasi (Cabbage Collective), Joe Queer (The Queers), Chris Rest (R.K.L.), Al Quint (writer), Michael Azerrad (writer), Ben Sizemore (Econochrist), Jillian Lauren(writer), Rusty Mahakian (comedian), Sean McGhee (Psycho Faction), Boff Whalley (Chumbawumba), Shannon Stewart (Vera Project), Pete Slovenly (Slovenly Records), Paul Curran (Crimpshrine), Blake Schwarzenbach (Jawbreaker), Darren Walters (Jade Tree Records), Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Kyle Metzner (writer), Rebecca Miller (artist), Mike Pare (Rabid Lassie), Michelle Tea (writer), Andy Shoup (writer), Blag Dahlia (The Dwarves), Scott Bourne (pro skateboarder), Anna Brown (Twisted Dog Sisters), Sto Cinders (art gallery owner), Craig M. Billmeier/Craigums (What Happens Next?), Stewart Ebersole (Hope & Anchor), Russ Rankin (Good Riddance) David Alan Boisineau (tattooist), Jesse Pires (art administrator), John Poddy (U.X.A.), Jamie Reilly, Steven Sciscenti (writer), Adam Tanner (photographer), Trivikrama das (108),Chris Walter (writer), Jeremy & Claire Weiss (photographers), Andrew M. Scott (Needles & Pens). Brand New!
Chris Duncan is an Oakland-based artist, father, and proud punk. He remembers his first time.