- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Sun Dog Propaganda; 6th edition (February 1, 1988)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0962094404
- ISBN-13: 978-0962094408
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 7.9 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,625,459 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Banned in DC: Photos and Anecdotes from the DC Punk Underground (79-85) Paperback – November 1, 1988
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The book should be interesting and fun for people involved in the hardcore punk scene today as well. It provides a glimpse into the motivations and embryonic formations of a "scene".
Those of us who grew up with punk and have carried those ideals with us needed a book like this to remind us of just how much of a blast being young really is! It's a state of mind!
It's a collection of photos that could be submitted after the fact - because of that, the photos were of people and bands that were around the photographer/submitter - thus the limited perspective that some reviewers commented on.
I don't think that the people taking the pictures had planned to publish something of this magnitude, and try to make a documentary of it, but the stories and pictures of people that I remember make it worthwhile. Some of these people are still very influential in the music scene.
If you want to get a feel for what it was like during the late 70's and into the 80's in the DC punk scene, this book is invaluable.
Oh, and you'll be amused by what Ian MacKaye looked like as a teenager. :)
But this collection of b/w photos is amazing. Simple and smart, the pix capture the essence of the scene, including the bands and the people. Because this music is best experienced live, the photos do it justice unlike words can.
Anyone into punk, hardcore or indie music needs to have this book. Unlike many British and 70's NY or LA punk books, Banned in DC means something to anyone who grew up on 80's and 9's underground music.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
cover is free, not maroon as pictured, other than that, all as promised.Published 18 months ago by courtney reid-eaton
Really very cool photo book that documented the blossoming hardcore scene in DC during the early part of the 1980s. Great photographs.Published on March 6, 2013 by trophy girl
Cynthia is brilliant and the book is brilliant - Jenny Toomey is brilliant - i just wish they hadn't skipped the great Pussy Galore - a band that went on to spawn Royal Trux and... Read morePublished on August 12, 2010 by polvo
This is a big book, full of candid photographs of some of the rawest moments in punk rock history in DC. Read morePublished on July 25, 2006 by ashley
This book rocks! I feel so lucky to have grown up in the area during this time skating and listening to these legendary bands that helped pioneer and shape the domestic punk rock... Read morePublished on December 3, 2005 by R. Reise
These rare photos are amazing. Cynthia Connelly's simple high-contrast black-and-whites were ubiquitous while growing up in the DC area, and for good reason--she is an... Read morePublished on September 2, 2001
Why is it that I'm always at least 5 years late for everything? First I miss the Pixies, then Nirvana, and now I find out that my own hometown had its own kicking punk scene 5... Read morePublished on February 1, 2001