From the Back Cover
"Harley Flanagan's incredible story is not just the history of New York hardcore, of which he is a founding father, but a history of New York itself. It's all here, an amazing series of unlikely coincidences, catastrophes, accomplishments and associations. Chances are if it happened in New York and it was important and interesting, Harley Flanagan was somewhere in the room. If you care anything about music history, punk rock, hardcore or just a ripping good story, this book is the punch in the face you want and need."
- Anthony Bourdain
About the Author
Harley Flanagan: Harley Frances Flanagan (born 1967) is the founder and bassist of the hardcore punk band, the Cro-Mags.
When he was nine, Flanagan published a book of poetry with a foreword written by family friend, Allen Ginsberg. When he was eleven he was playing drums with the New York punk band the Stimulators.
He is a father, husband and Renzo Gracie JiuJitsu instructor living in NYC.