Synopses & Reviews
Belsito and Davis's punk/new wave classic. As much a photographer's free-for-all as an insiders' cultural (or cult) history of the West Coast's hardcore glory days First published in 1983, at the thick of the punk movement bleeding into "new wave" variations thereon, Hardcore California has been around the block a few times (now in its sixth printing) -- a slice of pop/politics and corner of music history from one of the American centers of what was then (and in many respects still ts now) a thriving do-it-yourself scene, from the bands, to the zines, to the media spurts and spins, to the clubs, to the fans in the mosh pit.
Generally acknowledged as the best study both written and photographed of the California hardcore scene. Album cover graphics in color hundreds of photos of band and good text. Over 600 band mentioned.