I was working for a small independent record store chain in the 80s and early 90s when I was fortunate enough to interview the legendary John Doe for our newsletter. We sat in the smoky basement of the 9:30 Club in DC for hours talking about music, horses, and the world. The easy, generous nature I was lucky enough to enjoy that evening is present all over this collection of essays by and about the years of the L.A. punk scene from 1982 to 1987 in this follow up to the Grammy nominated bestseller Under the Big Black Sun. Doe's face may grace the cover (against his protests, according to the introduction by co-author DeSavia), but the light shines equally on all the contributors to this collection: some famous, some you won't recognize even if you're a big fan of that era. This is worth owning in both Libro.fm audio (for the music and narration) and hardback (for the pictures).
— From Kelly
About the Author
John Doe, a founding member of groundbreaking punk band X, has recorded eight solo records and as an actor has appeared in over fifty films and television productions.
Tom DeSavia is a long time record and music publishing A&R man based in Los Angeles, California. DeSavia began his music industry career as a journalist.
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