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By: David McHenry about 9 years ago

can't wait for this. next paycheck, for sure!

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Akashic HADC Lucian Perkins Hard Art, D.C. 1979

In 1979, a soon-to-erupt punk scene took hold in Washington, DC, with bands like the Bad Brains, Teen Idles, the Untouchables, and the Slickee Boys, among others, at the forefront. Lucian Perkins, later a Pulitzer Prize–winning photojournalist for the Washington Post, was then an intern who photographed several pivotal shows over a short period of time. His now-iconic photos of these shows are complemented by punk rock musician Alec MacKaye’s narrative that runs throughout the book and an essay by Henry Rollins.
This edition has an updated cover.