A singular document of the aesthetic of American Hardcore music and culture, this collection brings together unseen photographs, personal letters, original artwork, rare albums, 45s, T-shirts, fanzines and various ephemera from the hardcore scene circa 1978-1993. It includes more than 500 images and illustrations presented in a manner that abandons the aesthetic cliches normally used to depict the genre by letting the subject matter speak for itself. With contributions from such luminaries of the scene as Jeff Nelson of Minor Threat, Dave Smalley and Pat Dunbar.
Nathan Nedorostek is an art director living in Brooklyn, New York. Having previously worked for a number of large design studios, Nathan is most comfortable straddling the line between art and commerce. Nathan s previous books include: "All I Can Give You Is Everything," and "Eulogy for Marissa Cooper." Anthony Pappalardo wrote for "Slap magazine" from 1997 to 2002. He has been published in "Alternative Press," "Mass Appeal" and "Magnet "since then. Anthony s previous music projects include "Ten Yard Fight," " In My Eyes "and "Get Down." He currently records as the Italian Horn."