Filmmaker/author David Markey (Lovedolls Superstar; 1991: The Year Punk Broke) has released a fantastic full-length video of the historic 2013 punk lit reading at Book Soup L.A. by several contributors to WE GOT POWER!: Hardcore Punk Scenes From 1980s Southern California book (Bazillion Points, 2012), by Markey and Jordan Schwartz.

Turns out, these punk veterans have a lot to say, and hearing them read their own pieces from the book brings another dimension to the pain and power in their awesome stories. Here’s the track listing for this mind-expanding lineup of crucial L.A. punk figures, click to jump to their starting points:

Daniel “Shredder” Weizmann (Mad Libs, Rag in Chains)
Jordan Schwartz (Rip City Skates, SST Records)
Jennifer Schwartz (Lovedolls)
Janet Housden (Red Cross/Redd Kross, Lovedolls)
Chuck Dukowski (Flag, Black Flag, SST Records, CD6)
David Markey (Sin 34, Painted Willie, 1991: The Year Punk Broke)
Tony Adolescent (The Adolescents)
Jack Brewer (Saccharine Trust)

Thanks to everyone for reading and listening, to Book Soup for hosting, and to Chuck Dukowski for laying this praise on We Got Power!: “The book is a wonderful document of something that has continuity and lasts, the stuff that matters. It’s the finding of a voice of a generation.”

WE GOT POWER! Hardcore Punk Scenes from 1980s Southern California


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