Item #7082 Catalog 21: Hardcore. Sebas Alarcon Nora Landes, eds, Johan Kugelberg, Evan Neuhausen.

Catalog 21: Hardcore

New York: Boo-Hooray, 2024. Offset in wraps. 204 pp. 8 x 10 1/2 in. New. Item #7082

Boo-Hooray is pleased to present our 21st antiquarian catalog dedicated to hardcore punk. Emerging from the punk scene of the late-1970s, hardcore was louder, faster, and angrier than anything that had come before, combining raw, crunchy rhythms and jarring tempo shifts with lyrics that provided seething commentary on the state of music, politics, and culture. At a time when the music industry was veering away from hard-edge punk in favor of more radio-friendly New Wave bands, hardcore reaffirmed punk’s fury and rejection of commercialism and the mainstream.

Represented in this catalog are many of leading bands of the genre, including Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Black Flag, Fugazi, Necros, and Negative Approach, as well as acts largely unknown outside of their local scenes. While hardcore was predominately centered in major U.S. cities like Washington, D.C., New York, Detroit, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, the catalog also contains materials from hardcore communities in the Midwest, Canada, Mexico, and the Czech Republic.

Organized loosely into geographic and thematic categories, this catalog traces the history of hardcore through a vast network of bands, venues, record labels, radio stations, and publications that linked hyper-local scenes throughout the United States and internationally to form a broader hardcore subculture greater than the sum of its parts.

Printed in an edition of 200 in April 2024.

Price: $40.00