"THE DEFINITIVE BOOK ON THE FIRST ITALIAN SCENE"
(Stiv "Rottame" Valli | T.V.O.R.)
STRAIGHT AGAINST A WALL
The Italian hardcore punk of the 80s reported by more than 100 characters
A book by Angelo Bitonto, Giorgio S. Senesi, Roberto Sivilia
The birth of Italian hardcore punk. The cities and the hotbeds of punk. Self-management, squats, politics. D.I.Y., tapes and vinyl. Fanzines and counter-culture word-of-mouth. Concerts, rallies, demonstrations. Independent labels. The battles, the violence, the excesses and the drugs. The antagonistic relationship between the punk movement and the press, daily papers and magazines. The beginnings, rise and fall of the big bands of the '80s.
141 of the protagonists of the italian punk-hardcore scene's first wave tell their stories. 420 breakneck, explicit, distorted, sweat-soaked pages. Over 100 bands. Never-before-seen images, pictures, posters, flyers, covers and newspaper articles. Eight years of interviews from all over Italy and thousands of kilometres travelled to end up going HEAD ON INTO A BRICK WALL.
To be released in 2016.
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