Hardcore and Rollerskates: Sounds Of Two Eyes Opening

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Großartig aussehendes neues Foto-Buch über die frühe Skate- und Hardcore-Szene in Kalifornien in den 70ern. Das Teil kommt von Glen Lockett aka Spot, Produzent von unter anderem Black Flag, Hüsker Dü und den Misfits. Kann man hier beim Verlag (inklusive ein paar Goodies) bestellen, hier bei Amazon, der Guardian hat ein Preview.

sound1Spanning the late 1960s through the early 1980s, Sounds of Two Eyes Opening offers an amazing portrait of Southern California coastal life: surfing, bikinis, roller skating and skate boarding’s fledgling days are set in contrast to iconic shots of all the key denizens of hardcore punk rock as it is being invented; candid shots of Black Flag, The Germs, Minutemen abut those of everyday punks, fans, cops, clubs and now-shuttered rehearsal spaces.

Sounds of Two Eyes Opening is presented as a hardbound, 272 page book, printed on matte art paper, with 4-color black-and-white printing, a lay flat binding. Copies purchased from record stores come with a limited edition silk screened 7″ vinyl record with art by Ed Templeton.

The Slipcase Edition, only available from Sinecure Books’ webstore, includes:
+ Slipcase copy of Sounds of Two Eyes Opening
+ 7″ picture disk of Spot’s “Too Wise To Crack” with silk screened art by Ed Templeton.
+ 2-sided poster
+ High quality photo print from the book

Sinecure Books: Sounds of Two Eyes Opening Slipcase Exclusive
Amazon-Partnerlink: Sounds of Two Eyes Opening: Southern Cali Punk/Surf/Skate Culture 69-82, Photographs by Spot
Guardian: Fast and furious: California's first rollergirls and skateboarders – in pictures