Spoke: Images And Stories From The 1980s DC Punk Scene (Book)

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About the Author:

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.


Format: Hardcover Book, 11" x 11", 128pp.
Label: Akashic  
Year: 2017  
Condition: New  

The Washington, DC punk music scene of the 1980s gave birth to influential bands like Bad Brains, Minor Threat, and Fugazi. Here that era is portrayed in its purest form: an oral history by the creators themselves, including nearly two hundred photographs capturing the power and spirit of this politically progressive corner of American underground music.  

This stunning and intimate collection features rare images from Jim Saah, Cynthia Connolly, Bert Queiroz, and many others who documented this vibrant community. Compiled by Scott Crawford—whose critically acclaimed film Salad Days provided an unprecedented exploration into the 1980s DC punk scene. Spoke delves deeper into one of the most dynamic movements in US music history. 

Featuring: Bad Brains, The Teen Idles, Black Market Baby, SOA, Minor Threat, Government Issue, Void, Iron Cross, The Faith, Scream, Marginal Man, Gray Matter, Beefeater, King Face, Rites Of Spring, Dag Nasty, Embrace, Soulside, Fire Party, Shudder To Think, Ignition, Fugazi, Swiz, The Nation Of Ulysses, and Jawbox. 

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