About the Author
George Petros is a former contributing editor of Juxtapoz and senior editor of Propaganda. For a decade he edited Seconds, before which he put out EXIT. His work appeared on DEVO album covers and in Heavy Metal, Thrasher, Paper, Screw, Apocalypse Culture 2, and Needles Ink. He compiled and produced the Tampa underground comp Black Sunshine. He is the editor of THE EXIT COLLECTION.
Carlo McCormick is a renowned journalist, cultural commentator, and former editor of Paper magazine; he lives and works in New York City.
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FOREWORD This is not a history, a series of biographies, or a compendium. Anyone looking for a reference work on the subjects herein must look elsewhere;I make no attempt to present complete, comprehensive data. Nor am I offering a critique.This is a panoramic portrait of a scene, rendered in photos, documents, artwork and words. It illustrates the evolution of a movement.I selected these materials because they most vividly animate the individual subjects. The narrative, in each subject's own voice, offers little historical hype. From hours of taped conversations, I picked snippets that offered glimpses behind the masks of art and crime. (continued)