Left of the Dial: Conversations with Punk Icons by David EnsmingerLeft of the Dial: Conversations with Punk Icons by David Ensminger

Left of the Dial: Conversations with Punk Icons

byDavid Ensminger

Paperback | July 1, 2013

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Featuring interviews with leading figures of the punk underground, including Ian MacKaye, from Minor Threat and Fugazi; Jello Biafra, from Dead Kennedys; and Dave Dictor, from MDC, this book probes the legacy of punk's sometimes fuzzy political ideology, its homegrown traditions, and its rupturing of social norms. Passionate, far-reaching, and fresh, these conversations illuminate punk’s oral history with candor and humor by focusing on the history of ideologies and values as understood by performers, instead of as represented by discographies or gig memories. The book also features rare photographs shot during the heyday of punk and hardcore, and a massive punk flyer collection that celebrates a visual history of the bands represented.

David Ensminger is an instructor at Lee College and the author of Visual Vitriol. He lives Baytown, Texas.
Title:Left of the Dial: Conversations with Punk IconsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:July 1, 2013Publisher:PM PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1604866411

ISBN - 13:9781604866414

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Editorial Reviews

"The conversations in Left of the Dial speak to much more than the longevity of a particular sound or style, they speak to the very existence of a culture that has outlived those who declared it dead decades ago."  —Blake Underwood, Indypendent Reader