With just seven weeks to release, Bridge Nine and Mike Gitter continue to stoke anticipation for the monumental xXx Fanzine (1983-1988) Hardcore & Punk in the Eighties book and accompanying 19-song compilation, Still Having Their Say. Today, another track from the compilation has been unveiled - check out Strife’s cover of Void’s 1982 punk classic “Who Are You”.
This song appears alongside a variety of current hardcore, punk and hard music luminaries contributing their interpretations of some of the most influential songs to come from xXx’s original era. The book - xXx Fanzine (1983-1988) Hardcore & Punk in the Eighties - is an incredible documentation of a time when hardcore and punk were not mutually exclusive and bands and cities had a chance to develop their own diverse and strident sounds. While based in Boston, xXx’s main writer and editor, Mike Gitter, not only concentrated on his own city’s burgeoning scene, spear-headed by bands like SS Decontrol and D.Y.S., but looked to other states and countries for xXx’s reportage.
Now, xXx Fanzine (1983-1988), Hardcore & Punk in the Eighties re-interviews countless bands and musical prime-movers including Ian MacKaye, Keith Morris and members of Agnostic Front, Bad
Brains and Cro-Mags to give the book a rare ‘then and now’ perspective. xXx Fanzine (1983-1988), Hardcore & Punk in the Eighties isn’t merely a look back at hardcore’s salad days, but a
unique look at how punk’s music and message shook the mainstream itself. In addition to reproducing (and restoring) countless interviews and pages from the ‘zine, this is a chronicle of
punk’s evolution in the 80’s; a story of music and ideologies in motion.
Look for more information regarding xXx Fanzine (1983-1988) Hardcore & Punk in the Eighties to surface soon and check out the Boston Book Release Party on November 9th at Once Ballroom in Somerville, MA featuring performances from The Proletariat and special guests.
Pre-order xXx Fanzine (1983-1988) Hardcore & Punk in the Eighties directly from Bridge Nine Records.