New York Hardcore Chronicles
Vol 1 (1980 – 1989)
A flyer Oral History
Documentation is so important. These stories of our punk rock scenes are a joy to behold. So many similarities across cities. This is done a different way, fliers from gigs through 1980-1989 with people in bands talking about the gigs and the artwork. It’s a different way of doing thing, not so much about bands or venues but more about gigs that happened and why fliers looked a certain way.
I loved looking at the line ups for some of these gigs. Bands who have released many records and reached a lot further than the Lower East Side of New York where most of these gigs happened. I could only dream of such events but it’s great to read this. A wonderful artefact, available from Coretex records.