Washington DC: Sun Dog Propaganda, 1995. Fourth Edition. Octavo. (27.5 cm) 176 pp. Stiff paper photo-pictorial boards. Extremely light edgewear. Bright and tight. Fine. Item #65
"I was unconscious for two minutes or so." - John Stabb
The American Hardcore Punk music scene began in Washington D.C.. Wild, fast, underground shows set fire to America's capital and manifested into perhaps the most influential music scenes in popular culture. "Banned in DC" is a compilation of photos, interviews and commentary from and about the bands, fans and participants of the D.C. punk underground. An exhaustive photographic record of the loud and fast shows, hot and crowded venues, sweating fans and crowd-surfing musicians. Throughout, are brief and revealing comments from band members and other punks including H.R. (Bad Brains), Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat) and John Stabb (Government Issue) as well as a thorough list of every punk show occuring in the D.C area between 1979 to 1985. Conceived by artist and photographer, Cynthia Connolly, "Banned In DC" is now considered a punk music essential bibliography and is vastly important to anyone collecting in this mosh pit of books on the subject.