The Truth of Revolution, Brother An Exploration of Punk Philosophy

Lisa Sofianos (Author); Robin Ryde (Author); Charlie Waterhouse (Author)


Publisher: Situation Press
Format: Book
Binding: pb
Pages: 272
Released: January 1, 2015
ISBN-13: 9780993019012

The punk explosion of the late 70s and early 80s changed the face of music, art, and fashion. But it didn't stop there. Punks were onto something really important. They had a unique view on an alternative way of living.

The Truth of Revolution, Brother is the result of a year spent with some of punk’s most influential figures.

From legendary British anarchos Crass to US stalwarts Fugazi and Dead Kennedys; first generation figures the Adverts to contemporary carrier of the flame Jeffrey Lewis, this groundbreaking book investigates the approaches and life choices made by the people associated with this most misunderstood genre.

The result is truly life-affirming. From the fields of Essex to Iceland’s corridors of power;  the West Country to Washington DC, thirty interviews gently reveal a host of strategies for living that are more meaningful now than they were back in punk’s heyday.

Unique testament is mixed with thoughtful analysis and original art to create a true punk one-off.

  • thirty original interviews, including Jello Biafra, Penny Rimbaud, Ian MacKaye, Gee Vaucher, Steve Albini, Vi Subversa, Little Annie, Mark Stewart, Tim Smith, Steve Ignorant, Jón Gnarr, Einar Örn Benediktsson and many more
  • Yes, Sir, I Will – updated for 2014 by Penny Rimbaud
  • Beautifully illustrated throughout
  • Unique portraits of the interviewees
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