A Hardcore Heart: Adventures in a D.I.Y. Scene (Hardcover)

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Packed with first-hand stories and unpolished nuggets, this book plots a path through UKHC in the '90s as it developed into an underground scene.

Focusing on the people; artists, promoters, venues, record labels and fanzines, and following the evolution of the author's bands, it looks at the intricacies of the post-punk genre and bursts with 'straight from the horse's mouth' hardcore anecdotes that'll keep you turning the pages.

You'll read about touring and gigs with hundreds of bands, including Green Day, NOFX, Alice Donut, Jailcell Recipes, The BBMFs, Majority Of One, Spermbirds, The Babies Three, Understand, Samiam, Down By Law, Alloy, Hot Water Music, Bob Tilton, Tribute, Discount, Blue Tip, Leiah, Leatherface, Spy Versus Spy, Hunter Gatherer, Dismemberment Plan, Burning Airlines, Piebald and many more.

If you were ever in a band, then you'll recognise and empathise with much of the narrative. And if you've wondered what it would be like to tour and release records at the underdog end of the alternative music scene, then this book will take you on an invigorating and enlightening roller-coaster ride.

Foreword by Frank Turner (songwriter/musician) and supporting the Music Venue Trust for grassroots venues and musicians.

At 666 pages this is a monster of a book, but one you will not want to put down.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781739363895
ISBN-10: 1739363892
Publisher: Earth Island Books
Publication Date: June 2nd, 2023
Pages: 670
Language: English