Author(s): Scott Crawford
The Washington, DC, punk scene of the 1980s gave birth to bands like Bad Brains, Minor Threat and Fugazi. Here that scene is portrayed in its purest form: an oral history by the creators themselves, including nearly 200 photographs capturing the power and spirit of this politically progressive corner of American underground music. Features rare images from Jim Saah, Cynthia Connolly, Lucian Perkins and other talented photographers of bands including Bad Brains, Teen Idles, Minor Threat, Faith, Fugazi, Soulside, Shudder to Think, Nation of Ulysses, Dag Nasty, Jawbox, Swiz, King Face and more.
Scott Crawford is a filmmaker, music journalist, and graphic designer. As a teenager, he founded Metrozine, a fanzine dedicated to the DC hardcore punk scene. In 2001, he launched Harp magazine and served as its editor-in-chief for over seven years. His documentary debut, Salad Days, played around the world and received critical accolades from the New York Times to Rolling Stone. He lives in Washington, DC.