Forming: The Early Days of L.A. Punk
Forming: The Early Days of L.A. Punk brings to life the unprecedented musical and artistic energy of the Los Angeles punk scene that flourished from 1976 to 1982. It includes reproductions of fliers, magazines, 45s, albums, posters, and other ephemera, as well as a large number of images by photographers on the scene. The performance-art scene that punk generated is documented in an essay by Kristine McKenna, with photographs of that scenes luminaries. Also included are texts by Slash magazine editor Claude Bessy; a conversation with Exene Cervenka and John Doe of the band X; an essay by Sean Carillo on punk in East L.A.; and a timeline that juxtaposes the highlights of punk with the low points of popular culture.
96 pages, Softcover, 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches, 1999
OUT OF PRINT. New Condition.