Tag: EARTH ISLAND BOOKS

  • Silence Is No Reaction: Forty Years Of Subhumans

    Silence Is No Reaction: Forty Years Of Subhumans

    SILENCE IS NO REACTION: FORTY YEARS OF SUBHUMANS is the definitive history of one of the best punk bands of all time. It’s been a long time in the making but with over 640 packed pages it’s well worth it and you can finally pre-order this book now! The book is jointly published by PM […]

  • X: Straight Edge And Radical Sobriety By Gabriel Kuhn (PM Press)

    X: Straight Edge And Radical Sobriety By Gabriel Kuhn (PM Press)

    Today we have another superb book about straight-edge movement on our pages. X: Straight Edge And Radical Sobriety is a second book about the straight edge movement by Gabriel Kuhn and an appropriate continuation of Sober Living For The Revolution: Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge, And Radical Politics. Perhaps ten years passed between releasing these two […]

  • The Best Books We Read This Year

    The Best Books We Read This Year

    We spent countless hours reading books this year and picked the best ones that deserve your utmost attention. Some titles are more than a decade old, and some are released this year. All these books are essential reading material you should check out. A Hardcore Heart: Adventures In A DIY Scene by David Gamage Packed […]

  • Sober Living For The Revolution: Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge, And Radical Politics by Gabriel Kuhn (PM Press)

    Sober Living For The Revolution: Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge, And Radical Politics by Gabriel Kuhn (PM Press)

    Like it or not, the straight-edge movement first appeared in the early eighties and still inspires people to live their lives more healthily, far away from drugs, nicotine, alcohol, and promiscuity. At first, Ian MacKaye promoted the movement through his work with Minor Threat and Dischord Records, but the bands gradually embraced the ideas and […]

  • Burning Britain By Ian Glasper (PM Press)

    Burning Britain By Ian Glasper (PM Press)

    In the late seventies, music critics and record labels declared the punk movement dead, leaving almost no media space for bands who remained in those circles. Punk rock went completely underground, but thankfully, during those years, several subgenres emerged from the remnants. Anarcho-punk, d-beat, crust, hardcore punk, UK82, Oi!, post-punk, art-punk, and goth-rock were probably […]

  • A Hardcore Heart: Adventures In A DIY Scene By David Gamage (Earth Island Books)

    A Hardcore Heart: Adventures In A DIY Scene By David Gamage (Earth Island Books)

    David Gamage has been a staple of the UKHC scene for over three decades, and he still promotes bands and authors through his record label Engineer Records and publishing company Earth Island Books. There’s no way you’ll have any serious talk about the punk rock scene in the UK without mentioning him at least once. […]

  • A Hardcore Heart: Adventures In A DIY Scene By David Gamage Is Available To Pre-Order From Earth Island Books

    A Hardcore Heart: Adventures In A DIY Scene By David Gamage Is Available To Pre-Order From Earth Island Books

    Packed with first-hand stories and unpolished nuggets, this book plots a path through UKHC in the ‘90s as it developed into an underground scene. Focusing on the people; artists, promoters, venues, record labels and fanzines, and following the evolution of the author’s bands, it looks at the intricacies of the post-punk genre and bursts with […]

  • Nimrod by Ryan Roberts (Earth Island Books)

    Nimrod by Ryan Roberts (Earth Island Books)

    You can wave a banner of true punk rock up high, gatekeep the underground scene, or act as an internet warrior in your favorite Reddit punk rock community. Still, you can’t deny that Green Day did a big favor to the punk rock scene in one way or another. After all, Green Day and The […]

  • Goudvishal: DIY Or Die! Punk In Arnhem 1977-1990 By Marcel Stol & Henk Wentink (Earth Island Books)

    Goudvishal: DIY Or Die! Punk In Arnhem 1977-1990 By Marcel Stol & Henk Wentink (Earth Island Books)

    From my experience, people realize the importance of some public spaces, culture centers, clubs, or any other adequate spaces for gigs once they’re demolished or reclaimed by the state. When you’re living in the moment and having a great time with your friends during some punk rock gig, you don’t pay much attention to those […]

  • Compression By Tim Cundle (Earth Island Books)

    Compression By Tim Cundle (Earth Island Books)

    Earth Island Books treated us with a couple of more titles. Some are recent, and some are a bit older but equally good. As you already know, Earth Island Books have mainly focused on publishing works by people involved in a punk rock scene or related to the music industry. The book I would like […]

  • Worst Eurovision Ever By Roy D. Hacksaw (Earth Island Books)

    Worst Eurovision Ever By Roy D. Hacksaw (Earth Island Books)

    Even if you’ve just been an attendee at the punk rock shows, you probably heard many stories about how gig promoters and their staff work behind the scenes so the gig can run smoothly. If you somehow missed all the behind-the-scenes drama, you must know that these difficulties are just the tip of the iceberg. […]

  • Punk Faction BHP ’91 To ’95 By David Gamage (Earth Island Books)

    Punk Faction BHP ’91 To ’95 By David Gamage (Earth Island Books)

    If you were somehow involved in subcultural activities during the nineties and eighties, there’s no way you missed the zines. Zine culture is still strong and many longevous zines continued by publishing columns, news, reviews, interviews, and other features on the web. Webzines are now ruling the world, but a couple of decades ago, you […]