Scam: The First Four Issues by Erick LyleScam: The First Four Issues by Erick Lyle

Scam: The First Four Issues

byErick Lyle

Paperback | September 11, 2010

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Scam was equal parts an introductory guide on how to get things for free and punk memoir. Youths experienced trainhopping, house shows, and cross country tours that sought out swimming holes. Community was sought and celebrated through generator punk shows on Mission Street, hunting for cans of beer on Easter, and Food Not Bombs. Angst was manifested while stealing electricity from lampposts, squatting in Miami, selling plasma, tagging freight trains, wheatpasting, spraying salt water into vending machines, returning stolen merchandise, and dumpstering as seen through the lens of a young punk.Scam has gone on to inspire a generation of imitators, the highest form of flattery.
Erick Lyle is the author of the zines949 Market andBacktracking 199485 and the bookOn the Lower Frequencies: A Secret History of the City. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Title:Scam: The First Four IssuesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 18.88 × 8.38 × 0.69 inPublished:September 11, 2010Publisher:Microcosm PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:193462070X

ISBN - 13:9781934620700

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"Forget statistics and pretentious analysis of urban society. Take a walk through the city with Erick Lyle and discover the reality of how people live in an American City."  —Howard Zinn