Hardcore Architecture is a Zine!


Vor fast genau einem Jahr bloggte ich über Marc Fischers großartiges Tumblelog Hardcore Architecture, das Bilder von Häusern postet, deren Adressen aus Demo-Tape-Listings und Plattenrezensionen und aus dem Punk-Fanzine Maximum Rock'n'Roll stammen. Die ollen Häuser der Punks von damals also. (MRR basteln übrigens grade an einem gigantischen, crowdfinanzierten Punk-Archiv).

Jedenfalls: Hardcore Architecture gibt's jetzt auch als eine Reihe von Zines, kann man hier bei Half Letter Press bestellen, das Hardcore Architecture Instant Archive mit 4 Zines, Flyern und Prints habe ich bereits letzte Woche geordert. Awesome stuff is awesome. 🤘


A full color, photo-filled booklet from Public Collectors for the much-publicized project Hardcore Architecture. Hardcore Architecture explores the relationship between the architecture of living spaces and the history of American hardcore bands in the 1980s. Other underground or marginal forms of music are sometimes included in the project where applicable. Band addresses in this booklet were discovered using contact listings found in demo tape and record reviews published from 1982-89 in the magazine Maximum RocknRoll. Google Street View was used to capture photos of the homes. Street names and numbers are removed to respect the privacy of people currently living at these addresses. […]

In addition to a five page essay by Fischer on the project, its findings so far, and its methodology, this booklet includes photos of 66 different band-related houses. Among the bands included are: The Crucifucks, The Didjits, The Offenders, Cryptic Slaughter, Koro, Capitalist Casualties, Poison Idea, Breakdown, Pussy Galore, Sonic Youth, Dead Virgins, Urge Overkill, Rights of the Accused, Organ Donors, Phantom Tollbooth, Uniform Choice, End Result, Murphy's Law, Impulse Manslaughter, No Use for a Name, Suburban Mutilation, N.O.T.A., and many more.

Recommended for fans of underground music culture, parents with children that play in bands, architects, and real estate agents!