Rare Bird Books


Sam McPheeters "Mutations: The Many Strange Faces Of Hardcore Punk" - Book

How can so many people pledge allegiance to punk, something with no fixed identity? Sam McPheeters championed many different versions. In this collection of essays, profiles, criticism, and personal history, he examines the diverse realms he intersected - New York hardcore, Riot Grrrl, Gilman Street, the hidden enclaves of Olympia, New England, and downtown Los Angeles - and the forces of mental illness and creative inspiration that drove him, and others, in the first place.