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They were the pioneers of American hardcore, forming in California in 1978 and splitting up 8 years later leaving behind them a trail of blood, carnage and brutal, brilliant music. Throughout the years they fought with the police, record industry and their own fans.

This is the band's story from the inside, drawing upon exclusive interviews with the group's members, their contemporaries and the groups who were inspired by them. It's also the story of American hardcore music, from the perspective of the group who did more to take the sound to the clubs, squats and community halls in American than any other.

Authors: Stevie Chick
Publisher: PM Press
Pages: 403pp
Size: 6 x 9
Notes: paperback, b/w
Release Date: July 2011
ISBN: 978-1847726209