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Straight Edge: A Clear-Headed Hardcore Punk History by [Tony Rettman, Anthony Civorelli]

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A great book! Tony Rettman did it once again. --Mike Ferraro, Judge

I'm honored to be a part of a book which accurately recalls a counter culture within a counter culture. Straight edge gave us some stable footing and handrails in a confusing time, and changed the course of so many people's lives including my own. This book will serve as a crucial and authoritative glance into that world, shining light for fans around the globe on a time that we will never forget. --Ray Cappo, Youth of Today

Straight Edge, not only does Tony Rettman continue to faithfully recount the voluminous history of hardcore punk and DIY culture, but he also shows how it had the potential to be much more than just another night out. From its early days in Dischord D.C., to the revelation that was Youth of Today, to the impact on veganism and animal rights, straight edge was the sound and ideal of music in motion. Through a richly illustrated, fast-moving oral history, Rettman nails the X, and proves that each straight-minded generation is still having its say. --Mike Gitter, xXx --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Tony Rettman is the author of NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980 1990 and Why Be Something That You're Not: Detroit Hardcore 1979 1985. His writing has appeared in The Village Voice, The Guardian, The Wire, Red Bull Music Academy Daily, and many other print and online outlets. He has provided liner notes for releases by the Circle Jerks, Warzone, the Crumbsuckers, and Beyond, and he hosted the Green Room Radio podcast. In the late 1980s, he coedited the fanzine Common Sense, in which he interviewed the likes of Youth of Today, Gorilla Biscuits, Chain of Strength, Insted, No for an Answer, and many other straight edge hardcore bands. Rettman resides on the North Shore of Long Island with his wife, two cats, and an inoperative hot tub. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B078HVKGJ1
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bazillion Points (18 December 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3785 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 331 pages
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Tony Rettman is a freelance music journalist whose work has appeared in The Village Voice, Vice, The Wire, The Guardian, Philadelphia Weekly, Cleveland Scene, Arthur, Swindle, Signal to Noise, Mean and Thrasher. He has provided liner notes for such artists as The Circle Jerks, The Crumbsuckers, Beyond and many more. In 2010, Revelation Records Publishing released his first book, 'Why Be Something That You're Not: Detroit Hardcore 1979-1985'. Rettman's most recent book, 'NYHC 1980 - 1990' was released by Bazillion Points Publishing in December of 2014 and has received praise from The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Huffington Post and many other outlets.

Tony has recently come off hosting the podcast "Green Room Radio" for A24 films to promote their movie, "Green Room". On the ten episodes, Rettman spoke with members of such legendary punk bands as Black Flag, Danzig, Gorilla Biscuits and H20 about their worst gig experiences.

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