Crate Digger: An Obsession with Punk Records
Book - $15.00
Bob Suren has run a record label, opened a record store, released dozens of zines, and recorded many records with his bands like Murder Suicide Pact & Failure Face. This is his story told in relation to dozens of classic punk records, including The Eat, Dead Kennedys, DOA, "Let Them Eat Jellybeans", and many other VERY familiar LPs!
This is the story of how, slowly, his life's pursuit pushes him to the point of personal ruination and ultimately redemption.
Limited copies signed by the author!
"Really Brings to life the early days of the American punk scene as it spread slowly across the country, through turntables, fanzines, and word of mouth. His vivid vinyl recollections illustrate how good record stores and adventurous college radio stations were so in bringing startling new music into the lives of many previously isolated kids. It follows the trajectory of a kid-turned-concert-promoter as his passion for music became all-consuming."
- Jeff Nelson, Minor Threat
"More than just your typical "record guide," Crate Digger allows us to accompany Bob on his passionate 30+ year punk rock journey. The anecdotal approach reminds us that, for the passionate music fan, there's a personal connection to a particular record that often conjures up various memories both good and bad."
- Al Quint, Suburban Voice Magazine and Sonic Overload Radio
"A passionate and cautionary tale of the ecstasy and dark side of a serious vinyl addiction in the golden age of pre-Internet wax hoarding. A must read for anyone who collects anything!"
- Tesco Vee, The Meatmen