No Apocalypse: Punk, Politics, and the Great American Weirdness
Al Burian (Author)
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DescriptionWar seems to have frazzled the punks. That's an unusual turn of events considering punk is the subculture that gave us the phrases"let's have a war," "let's start a war," "war on 45," "my war," "wargasm," "war all the time," and so on. "Rock n' roll is war," said the band Frodus; but you know, it really isn't. "Rock n' roll is just rock n' roll," assessed AC/DC, somewhat more accurately, and, while not necessarily noise pollution, it is, in the estimation of the Archers of Loaf, "too bad that the music doesn't matter." Rock remains rock, war remains war, and, despite everything being subjective and meaning something else entirely from what it appears to under the tenets of post-modernity and end-of-historicism, the fact remains that having a lot of dead people is a terrible, terrible thing and having a lot of people voluntarily self-inducing hearing loss is a less terrible thing. Yes? We are all in agreement here?Al Burian is the author of the zine Burn Collector. From 2000 to 2007 he was a columnist for various music magazines and DIY publications, including Punk Planet, HeartattaCk, and the Skeleton. NO APOCALYPSE presents the best of these writings, collected in book form for the first time.
May 10, 2019
4.9 X 7.1 X 0.8 inches | 0.4 pounds
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About the Author
Al Burian is the author of the zine Burn Collector. From 2000 to 2007 he was a columnist for various music magazines and DIY publications, including Punk Planet, Heartattack, and the Skeleton. NO APOCALYPSE presents the best of these writings, collected in book form for the first time. He also runs a blog featuring his comics, zines, and music. Read an interview with Al on the Microcosm blog.
[Review Quote] ""...Burian never fails in getting a point across by the end of each piece. It's an interesting dynamic that keeps the audience engaged." readerviews.com/reviewburiannoapocalypse" - Skyler Boudreau, Reader Views [Review Quote] ""Compiled for the first time, here are the writings of Al Burian for Punk Planet, HeartattaCK, and The Skeleton. A total of 30 small works of art that give a very good sense of what life was like in the late 1990s to the mid-2000s...It's refreshing that Burian doesn't take himself too seriously..."" - Trust magazine