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Summary

A small-town Florida teenager discovers punk rock through a loaned mix tape, and punk music and culture slowly takes over all aspects of his life. 

His new passion causes him to form a band, track down out-of-print records he loves and reissue them, open a record store, start a record distribution operation as a public service, mentor a host of young musicians, and befriend all manner of punk luminaries along the way. 

Slowly his life's pursuit pushes him to the point of personal ruination and, ultimately, redemption.

©2015 Bob Suren (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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As an old punk myself who collected early UK vinyl at various times during my life it was a fascinating read but from an American perspective.

Some of the bands mentioned were unfamiliar which led me to do some research as well.

Enjoyed the addition of a track every so often as well.

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  • 26-12-20

Surprisingly great!

As a fellow punk rock vinyl addict, the title immediately caught my eye. I expected a book of relatable shenanigans in pursuit of rare wax treasure, and I was not disappointed. What I did not expect, was a relatable life tale as well. While I am more of a 90’s punk (The Virus, Oxymoron, Chocking Victim, NOFX), I was able to relate to the passion and appreciation of the art, the music, the “scene”, and that feeling of finally catching what I call White Whales (rare vinyl I’ve been hunting for). Well written and reeking of superb DIY ethic, I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys punk rock in general, especially record collectors. A great tale about a guy with a big heart who collects vinyl. Cheers!