NC -NYC 1980's NYC
- Great read... very interesting read. The forward by Pete Townshend made me love him even more...
- I read through the first few chapters attentively anticipating when the history would reach my era..... In chapter 7, Shipping out, unfortunately I was left disappointed. In the early to late 80's I was part of the Lower East Side NYC hardcore movement, played in bands, drew hundreds of illustrations for zines, the village voice, tatooes, stickers, t-shirts, demo covers... So, for Chapter 7 being only 4 pages, and basically written by some photographer in CA... saying DMs were introduced to America in CA in the 80s is lazy research by the author of this book. In the early to mid 80s bands would come to NYC to play CBGBs and many other clubs... they would come out of their tour vans in converses, skater sneakers and MC boots and leave in DMs... Mike Ness came to NYC is some stupid looking sneakers buying his first pair of a Docs in 99X in NYC. How can a book be written about Docs and CBGBs not even being mentioned. In 83-84 I would see world famous designer of DKNY Donna Karen hanging in CBGBs with Docs on... Basquiat wore Doc's... hell even Woody Allen shot a movie scene in CB's where you can see punks wearing Docs. NYC was the Mecca for Docs in the 80's and is why they became popular in the Grunge and Rock-abillie scenes afterward... CA at that time was 3 years behind NYC in fashion. How is Agnostic Front, who's logo are Docs, who if one didn't know better would think they were endorsed by Docs... not be mentioned in Chapter 7? I do hope that if there is ever a revised version of this book, the author takes a harder look at how the 1980's NYC history of DOCs was probably one of the most important in DM's history.
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Published on: 04 October 2016