NOFX

NOFX
Author: NOFX,Jeff Alulis
Release: 2016-04-12
Editor: Da Capo Press
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780306824784
Language: en
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The candid, hilarious, shocking, occasionally horrifying, and surprisingly moving New York Times bestselling autobiography of punk legends NOFX, their own story in their own words NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories is the first tell-all autobiography from one of the world's most influential and controversial punk bands. Alongside hilarious anecdotes about pranks and drunkenness and teenage failures-featuring the trademark NOFX sense of humor-the book also shares the ugliness and horror the band members experienced on the road to becoming DIY millionaires. Fans and non-fans alike will be shocked by stories of murder, suicide, addiction, counterfeiting, riots, bondage, terminal illness, the Yakuza, and pee...lots and lots of pee. Told by each of the band members (and two former members), NOFX looks back at more than thirty years of comedy, tragedy, and completely inexplicable success.

Smash

Smash
Author: Ian Winwood
Release: 2018-11-20
Editor: Da Capo Press
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780306902734
Language: en
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A group biography of '90s punk rock told through the prism of Green Day, The Offspring, NOFX, Rancid, Bad Religion, Social Distortion, and more Two decades after the Sex Pistols and the Ramones birthed punk music into the world, their artistic heirs burst onto the scene and changed the genre forever. While the punk originators remained underground favorites and were slow burns commercially, their heirs shattered commercial expectations for the genre. In 1994, Green Day and The Offspring each released their third albums, and the results were astounding. Green Day's Dookie went on to sell more than 15 million copies and The Offspring's Smash remains the all-time bestselling album released on an independent label. The times had changed, and so had the music. While many books, articles, and documentaries focus on the rise of punk in the '70s, few spend any substantial time on its resurgence in the '90s. Smash! is the first to do so, detailing the circumstances surrounding the shift in '90s music culture away from grunge and legitimizing what many first-generation punks regard as post-punk, new wave, and generally anything but true punk music. With astounding access to all the key players of the time, including members of Green Day, The Offspring, NOFX, Rancid, Bad Religion, Social Distortion, and many others, renowned music writer Ian Winwood at last gives this significant, substantive, and compelling story its due. Punk rock bands were never truly successful or indeed truly famous, and that was that -- until it wasn't. Smash! is the story of how the underdogs finally won and forever altered the landscape of mainstream music.

Introduction to Audio Analysis

Introduction to Audio Analysis
Author: Theodoros Giannakopoulos,Aggelos Pikrakis
Release: 2014-02-15
Editor: Academic Press
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780080993898
Language: en
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Introduction to Audio Analysis serves as a standalone introduction to audio analysis, providing theoretical background to many state-of-the-art techniques. It covers the essential theory necessary to develop audio engineering applications, but also uses programming techniques, notably MATLAB®, to take a more applied approach to the topic. Basic theory and reproducible experiments are combined to demonstrate theoretical concepts from a practical point of view and provide a solid foundation in the field of audio analysis. Audio feature extraction, audio classification, audio segmentation, and music information retrieval are all addressed in detail, along with material on basic audio processing and frequency domain representations and filtering. Throughout the text, reproducible MATLAB® examples are accompanied by theoretical descriptions, illustrating how concepts and equations can be applied to the development of audio analysis systems and components. A blend of reproducible MATLAB® code and essential theory provides enable the reader to delve into the world of audio signals and develop real-world audio applications in various domains. Practical approach to signal processing: The first book to focus on audio analysis from a signal processing perspective, demonstrating practical implementation alongside theoretical concepts Bridge the gap between theory and practice: The authors demonstrate how to apply equations to real-life code examples and resources, giving you the technical skills to develop real-world applications Library of MATLAB code: The book is accompanied by a well-documented library of MATLAB functions and reproducible experiments

Oy Oy Oy Gevalt Jews and Punk

Oy Oy Oy Gevalt  Jews and Punk
Author: Michael Croland
Release: 2016-04-18
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 181
ISBN: 9781440832208
Language: en
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Step inside a fascinating world of Jews who relate to their Jewishness through the vehicle of punk—from prominent figures in the history of punk to musicians who proudly put their Jewish identity front and center. • Provides a fascinating exploration of alternative, against-the-grain expressions of Jewish identity in the contemporary United States as seen in music, documentaries, young adult novels, zines, and more • Shows the prominent role of Jewish individuals in the history of punk, including such major bands as the Ramones, the Dictators, the Clash, Bad Religion, and NOFX as well as Malcolm McLaren, the manager of the Sex Pistols • Documents the significant role that punk has played in shaping key contemporary Jewish music, including klezmer and Radical Jewish Culture

Do What You Want

Do What You Want
Author: Bad Religion
Release: 2020-08-18
Editor: Hachette Books
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780306922244
Language: en
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From their beginnings as teenagers experimenting in a San Fernando Valley garage dubbed "The Hell Hole" to headlining major music festivals around the world, discover the whole story of Bad Religion's forty-year career in irreverent style. Do What You Want's principal storytellers are the four voices that define Bad Religion: Greg Graffin, a Wisconsin kid who sang in the choir and became an L.A. punk rock icon while he was still a teenager; Brett Gurewitz, a high school dropout who founded the independent punk label Epitaph Records and went on to become a record mogul; Jay Bentley, a surfer and skater who gained recognition as much for his bass skills as for his antics on and off the stage; and Brian Baker, a founding member of Minor Threat who joined the band in 1994 and brings a fresh perspective as an intimate outsider. With a unique blend of melodic hardcore and thought-provoking lyrics, Bad Religion paved the way for the punk rock explosion of the 1990s, opening the door for bands like NOFX, The Offspring, Rancid, Green Day, and Blink-182 to reach wider audiences. They showed the world what punk could be, and they continue to spread their message one song, one show, one tour at a time.

Screaming for Change

Screaming for Change
Author: Lars J. Kristiansen,Joseph R. Blaney,Philip J. Chidester,Brent K. Simonds
Release: 2012-07-10
Editor: Lexington Books
Pages: 172
ISBN: 9780739142769
Language: en
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Screaming for Change examines the ideology of punk rock. Previous work enlightened our understanding of the genre of punk without uncovering, ultimately, what punk asks us to do and believe. This study proposes that punk should be understood as a way of seeing the world, as a way of reasoning, or, essentially, as a philosophy on its own terms.

Punk Rock Dad

Punk Rock Dad
Author: Jim Lindberg
Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780061750595
Language: en
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Jim Lindberg is a Punk Rock Dad. When he drives his kids to school in the morning, they listen to the Ramones, the Clash, or the Descendents—and that's it. They can listen to Britney and Justin on their own time. Jim goes to soccer games, dance rehearsals, and piano recitals like all the other dads, but when he feels the need, he also goes to punk shows, runs into the slam pit, and comes home bruised and beaten . . . but somehow feeling strangely better. While the other dads dye their hair brown to cover the gray, Jim occasionally dyes his blue or green. He makes his daughters' lunches, kisses their boo-boos, and tucks them in at night—and then goes into the garage and plays Black Flag and Minor Threat songs at a criminal volume. He pays his taxes, votes in all the presidential and gubernatorial elections, serves on jury duty, and reserves the right to believe that there is a vast Right Wing Conspiracy—and that the head of the P.T.A. is possibly in on it. He is a Punk Rock Dad.

The Encyclopedia of Swedish Punk and Hardcore Punk 1977 1987

The Encyclopedia of Swedish Punk and Hardcore Punk  1977 1987
Author: Peter Jandreus
Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9197271233
Language: en
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Includes everything anyone wants to know about leading Swedish punk acts such as Ebba Gron, KSMB, Attentat, Anti Cimex, Asta Kask and Strebers. Also includes information on every band that ever released a record during the first 10 years of punk music. Line ups, hometowns, biographies and fully-illustrated discographies abound in this authoritative collection. Collated over 10 years, the masses of information contained in this complete history of Swedish punk makes this the definitive reference guide to all the acts.

My So Called Punk

My So Called Punk
Author: Matt Diehl
Release: 2013-09-24
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781466853065
Language: en
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When it began, punk was an underground revolution that raged against the mainstream; now punk is the mainstream. Tracing the origins of Grammy-winning icons Green Day and the triumphant resurgence of neo-punk legends Bad Religion through MTV's embrace of pop-punk bands like Yellowcard, music journalist Matt Diehl explores the history of new punk, exposing how this once cult sound became a blockbuster commercial phenomenon. Diehl follows the history and controversy behind neo-punk—from the Offspring's move from a respected indie label to a major, to multi-platinum bands Good Charlotte and Simple Plan's unrepentant commercial success, through the survival of genre iconoclasts the Distillers and the rise of "emo" superstars like Fall Out Boy. My So-Called Punk picks up where bestselling authors Legs McNeil and Jon Savage left off, conveying how punk went from the Sex Pistol's "Anarchy in the U.K." to anarchy in the O.C. via the Warped Tour. Defining the sound of today's punk, telling the stories behind the bands that have brought it to the masses and discussing the volatile tension between the culture's old and new factions, My So-Called Punk is the go-to book for a new generation of punk rock fans.

Punk Guitar Styles

Punk Guitar Styles
Author: Tobias Hurwitz
Release: 1999-11
Editor: Alfred Music Publishing
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0739002287
Language: en
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Licks in every substyle of punk including the New York scene, the LA scene, the London scene, thrash and grunge, with detailed information about important artists and their contributions. All licks are shown in standard music notation and TAB and demonstrated on the CD.

Gimme Something Better

Gimme Something Better
Author: Jack Boulware,Silke Tudor
Release: 2009-09-29
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781101145005
Language: en
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An oral history of the modern punk-revival?s West Coast Birthplace Outside of New York and London, California?s Bay Area claims the oldest continuous punk-rock scene in the world. Gimme Something Better brings this outrageous and influential punk scene to life, from the notorious final performance of the Sex Pistols, to Jello Biafra?s bid for mayor, the rise of Maximum RocknRoll magazine, and the East Bay pop-punk sound that sold millions around the globe. Throngs of punks, including members of the Dead Kennedys, Avengers, Flipper, MDC, Green Day, Rancid, NOFX, and AFI, tell their own stories in this definitive account, from the innovative art-damage of San Francisco?s Fab Mab in North Beach, to the still vibrant all-ages DIY ethos of Berkeley?s Gilman Street. Compiled by longtime Bay Area journalists Jack Boulware and Silke Tudor, Gimme Something Better chronicles more than two decades of punk music, progressive politics, social consciousness, and divine decadence, told by the people who made it happen.

Off the Bus and On the Record

Off the Bus and On the Record
Author: Amanda Rich,Brittany Rich,Jaime Rich
Release: 2009-06-01
Editor: Zest Books
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780980073263
Language: en
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Eight years ago, four Florida kids started a teen-centered show called The Rock Star Stories (although some stations still call it by it’s original name, Swept Away TV - The Rock Star Stories), in which they interviewed rock musicians and other personalities. Their TV show - written and filmed by an all-youth, all-volunteer staff - is still running strong. This book is a compilation of their best music interviews, along with funny and poignant anecdotes about their experiences as teen rock journalists.

UMTRI 86 32 FILTER CHARAACTERISTICS FOR PROCESSING BIOMECHANICAL SIGNALS FROM IMPACT TESTS The University of Michigan

UMTRI 86 32  FILTER CHARAACTERISTICS FOR PROCESSING BIOMECHANICAL SIGNALS FROM IMPACT TESTS  The University of Michigan
Author: Nabih M. Alem
Release: 1986
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOMDLP:84527:0001.001
Language: en
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Rebel Music in the Triumphant Empire

Rebel Music in the Triumphant Empire
Author: David Pearson
Release: 2020-11-16
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780197534908
Language: en
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At the dawn of the 1990s, as the United States celebrated its victory in the Cold War and sole superpower status by waging war on Iraq and proclaiming democratic capitalism as the best possible society, the 1990s underground punk renaissance transformed the punk scene into a site of radical opposition to American empire. Nazi skinheads were ejected from the punk scene; apathetic attitudes were challenged; women, Latino, and LGBTQ participants asserted their identities and perspectives within punk; the scene debated the virtues of maintaining DIY purity versus venturing into the musical mainstream; and punks participated in protest movements from animal rights to stopping the execution of Mumia Abu-Jamal to shutting down the 1999 WTO meeting. Punk lyrics offered strident critiques of American empire, from its exploitation of the Third World to its warped social relations. Numerous subgenres of punk proliferated to deliver this critique, such as the blazing hardcore punk of bands like Los Crudos, propagandistic crust-punk/dis-core, grindcore and power violence with tempos over 800 beats per minute, and So-Cal punk with its combination of melody and hardcore. Musical analysis of each of these styles and the expressive efficacy of numerous bands reveals that punk is not merely simplistic three-chord rock music, but a genre that is constantly revolutionizing itself in which nuances of guitar riffs, vocal timbres, drum beats, and song structures are deeply meaningful to its audience, as corroborated by the robust discourse in punk zines.

Is Belief in God Good Bad or Irrelevant

Is Belief in God Good  Bad or Irrelevant
Author: Preston Jones
Release: 2010-09-28
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Pages: 166
ISBN: 9780830868124
Language: en
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Preston Jones (a Christian history professor and music fan) and Greg Graffin (a punk rocker with a Ph.D. in zoology) conversed via e-mail about knowledge, evil, biology, evolution, religion, God, destiny and the nature of reality. While they find some places to agree, neither one convinces the other of his perspective. Which worldview is more plausible? You decide.

Beastie Boys Book

Beastie Boys Book
Author: Michael Diamond,Adam Horovitz
Release: 2018-10-30
Editor: Random House
Pages: 590
ISBN: 9780812995541
Language: en
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itself—by band members ADROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more. The inspiration for the Emmy-nominated Apple TV+ “live documentary” Beastie Boys Story, directed by Spike Jonze NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Rolling Stone • The Guardian • Paste Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam “ADROCK” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers; their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin; the debut album that became the first hip hop record ever to hit #1, Licensed to Ill—and the album’s messy fallout as the band broke with Def Jam; their move to Los Angeles and rebirth with the genre-defying masterpiece Paul’s Boutique; their evolution as musicians and social activists over the course of the classic albums Check Your Head, Ill Communication, and Hello Nasty and the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits conceived by the late Adam “MCA” Yauch; and more. For more than thirty years, this band has had an inescapable and indelible influence on popular culture. With a style as distinctive and eclectic as a Beastie Boys album, Beastie Boys Book upends the typical music memoir. Alongside the band narrative you will find rare photos, original illustrations, a cookbook by chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, a map of Beastie Boys’ New York, mixtape playlists, pieces by guest contributors, and many more surprises. Praise for Beastie Boys Book “A fascinating, generous book with portraits and detail that float by in bursts of color . . . As with [the band’s] records, the book’s structure is a lyrical three-man weave. . . . Diamond’s voice is lapidary, droll. Horovitz comes on like a borscht belt comedian, but beneath that he is urgent, incredulous, kind of vulnerable. . . . Friendship is the book’s subject as much as music, fame and New York.”—The New York Times Book Review “Wild, moving . . . resembles a Beastie Boys LP in its wild variety of styles.”—Rolling Stone

Nobody Likes You

Nobody Likes You
Author: Marc Spitz
Release: 2006-11-07
Editor: Hachette Books
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781401385798
Language: en
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The full story of the rise and spectacular comeback of the band hailed as the saviors of punk rock and the next U2 It's hard to believe that in early 2004 Green Day was considered over--the band was still together, but they were dismissed as a strictly 90s phenomenon, incapable of re-creating the success of their groundbreaking album Dookie. Then American Idiot debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, stayed on the charts for nearly 18 months, and went on to sell more than four million records and to win Record of the Year (for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams") at this year's Grammy's. Combining unique access to Green Day with a seasoned journalist's nose for a great story, Marc Spitz gives the complete account of the band, from their earliest days to their most recent explosion of popularity and critical acclaim. Foremost, Nobody Likes You is a story of friendship and the transporting power of playing very loud music. It is the story of how high school dropout Billie Joe Armstrong came to write song lyrics that inflamed the political conscience of fans in a way that two Yale graduates couldn't. Green Day's story--from rise, to fall, to rise again--has never before been fully told.

Tranny

Tranny
Author: Laura Jane Grace
Release: 2016-11-15
Editor: Hachette Books
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780316264389
Language: en
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ONE OF BILLBOARD'S "100 GREATEST MUSIC BOOKS OF ALL TIME" The provocative transgender advocate and lead singer of the punk rock band Against Me! provides a searing account of her search for identity and her true self. It began in a bedroom in Naples, Florida, when a misbehaving punk teenager named Tom Gabel, armed with nothing but an acoustic guitar and a headful of anarchist politics, landed on a riff. Gabel formed Against Me! and rocketed the band from its scrappy beginnings-banging on a drum kit made of pickle buckets-to a major-label powerhouse that critics have called this generation's The Clash. Since its inception in 1997, Against Me! has been one of punk's most influential modern bands, but also one of its most divisive. With every notch the four-piece climbed in their career, they gained new fans while infuriating their old ones. They suffered legal woes, a revolving door of drummers, and a horde of angry, militant punks who called them "sellouts" and tried to sabotage their shows at every turn. But underneath the public turmoil, something much greater occupied Gabel-a secret kept for 30 years, only acknowledged in the scrawled-out pages of personal journals and hidden in lyrics. Through a troubled childhood, delinquency, and struggles with drugs, Gabel was on a punishing search for identity. Not until May of 2012 did a Rolling Stone profile finally reveal it: Gabel is a transsexual, and would from then on be living as a woman under the name Laura Jane Grace. Tranny is the intimate story of Against Me!'s enigmatic founder, weaving the narrative of the band's history, as well as Grace's, with dozens of never-before-seen entries from the piles of journals Grace kept. More than a typical music memoir about sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll-although it certainly has plenty of that-Tranny is an inside look at one of the most remarkable stories in the history of rock.

Life in the Stocks

Life in the Stocks
Author: Matt Stocks
Release: 2022-03-08
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 164428250X
Language: en
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In the last few years, the podcast industry has really boomed. Every journalist and celebrity worth their salt now has their own. But what makes Life In The Stocks special? Well, for one thing it's the eclectic pool of speakers from a wide range of creative disciplines. It's also the rawness, honesty, and vulnerability of the conversations that Matt Stocks shares with his guests: the interviews are completely candid, unchecked, and authentic. For the purpose of this book, Life In The Stocks: Veracious Conversations with Musicians & Creatives Vol. 2, Matt collected highlights from the first eighteen months of the podcast, and presented the anecdotes, musings, and observations in a new format, to tell new stories and tie them together in a way that takes the reader on an emotional journey--from early childhood memories to the dizzying heights of fame, via creative enterprises, experimentation with mind-altering substances, battles with mental health, spiritual contemplations, the meaning of life, death, and a whole lot more. Full of inspirational, entertaining, shocking, tragic, heart-warming, and hilarious tales, Life In The Stocks Vol. 2 is much more than just a collection of interview transcripts: it is an insight into the minds of some of America's most enduring underground artists and an exploration of the history of alternative culture in the US, filtered via the perspective of someone from the UK. In short, it's a unique and special cultural commentary, and one you will not want to put down.

Sellout

Sellout
Author: Dan Ozzi
Release: 2021
Editor: Mariner Books
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780358244301
Language: en
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"From celebrated music writer Dan Ozzi comes a comprehensive chronicle of the punk music scene's evolution from the early nineties to the mid-aughts, following eleven bands as they dissolved, "sold out," and rose to surprise stardom. From its inception, punk music has been identified by two factors: its proximity to "authenticity," and its reliance on an antiestablishment ethos. Yet, in the mid- to late '90s, major record labels sought to capitalize on punk's rebellious undertones, leading to a schism in the scene: to accept the cash flow of the majors, or stick to indie cred?Sellout chronicles the evolution of the punk scene during this era, focusing on prominent bands as they experienced the last "gold rush" of the music industry. Within it, music writer Dan Ozzi follows the rise of successful bands like Green Day and Jimmy Eat World, as well as the implosion of groups like Jawbreaker and At the Drive-In, who buckled under the pressure of their striving labels. Featuring original interviews and personal stories from members of eleven of modern punk's most (in)famous bands, Sellout is the history of the evolution of the music industry, and a punk rock lover's guide to the chaotic darlings of the post-grunge era. "--