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Description - Radio Silence by Anthony Papa

Hardcore music emerged just after the first wave of punk rock in the late 1970s. American punk kids who loved the speed and attitude of punk took hold of its spirit, got rid of the live fast, die young mind-set and made a brilliant revision- hardcore. The dividing line between punk and hardcore music was in the delivery- less pretense, less melody, and more aggression. This urgency seeped its way from the music into the look of hardcore. There wasn't time to mold your liberty spikes or shine your Docs, it was jeans and T-shirts, Chuck Taylors and Vans. The skull and safety-pin punk costume was replaced by hi-tops and hooded sweatshirts. Jamie Reid's ransom note record cover aesthetic gave way to black-and-white photographs of packed shows accompanied by bold and simple typography declaring things like- ""The Kids Will Have Their Say"", and ""You're Only Young Once."" Radio Silence documents the ignored space between the Ramones and Nirvana through the words and images of the pre-Internet era where this community built on do-it-yourself ethics thrived. Authors Nathan Nedorostek and Anthony Pappalardo have cataloged private collections of unseen images, personal letters, origina

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781576874721
ISBN-10: 1576874729
Format: Paperback
(273mm x 184mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: powerHouse Books,U.S.
Publisher: powerHouse Books,U.S.
Publish Date: 10-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Anthony Papa

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.

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