Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Amazing Punk Stories

Dressica Kill Maiden art by Nick Gucker for the cover of Amazing Punk Stories ©2015 

Dressica Kill Maiden art by Nick Gucker for the cover of Amazing Punk Stories ©2015 

New cover art done for David Agranoff's collection of weird punk tales called 'Amazing Punk Stories" from Eraserhead Press, with a forward by legendary genre author John Shirley. Cover design by Matthew Revert.
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From the back of the book:
David Agranoff is a razor sharp writer, a storyteller with a hard rock pacing, a magician of ideas, an adventurer in subcultures, an expert in underground music scenes–all of which is apparent in Amazing Punk Stories. But he’s fundamentally something else. David Agranoff is an idealist in Hell.”
– JOHN SHIRLEY from his introduction

Gasp in horror at redneck cannibals who eat a steady diet of bands!

Tour the underground music scenes at the edge of the universe!

Behold the insanity of mosh pits at the end of the world!

From the frontiers of deep space to a punk rock village in the wasteland of a world nuked by Ronald Reagan. Amazing Punk Stories will take you to a punk scene in the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition. A punk scene both familiar and utterly bizarro.

Riffing off themes from the genres of mystery, western, cosmic horror and science fiction; Amazing Punk Stories contains thirteen studded and spiked tributes to classic pulp fiction.
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Along with this release, Agranoff asked editor Jeff Burk, John Shirley and myself to list our five favorite punk songs. This was way harder than it appeared. Wanting to define the 5 best punk song first, then realising that was the wrong approach, focused on 5 personal favorites, though still hard, was quite the feat to narrow down. Ten would have been hard enough, but five!! Check out the song lists over at Agranoff's blog HERE.

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