Forbidden Beat: Perspectives on Punk Drumming

Forbidden Beat: Perspectives on Punk Drumming

Forbidden Beat: Perspectives on Punk Drumming

Forbidden Beat: Perspectives on Punk Drumming


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Whether they're self-taught bashers or technical wizards, drummers are the thrashing, crashing heart of our favorite punk bands. In Forbidden Beat, some of today's most respected writers and musicians explore the history of punk percussion with personal essays, interviews and lists featuring their favorite players and biggest influences. From 60s garage rock and proto-punk to 70s New York and London, 80s hardcore and D-beat to 90s pop punk and beyond, Forbidden Beat is an uptempo ode to six decades of punk rock drumming.

Featuring Tré Cool, Ira Elliot, Curt Weiss, John Robb, Hudley Flipside, Bon Von Wheelie, Joey Shithead, Matt Diehl, D.H. Peligro, Mike Watt, Lynn Perko-Truell, Pete Finestone, Laura Bethita Neptuna, Jan Radder, Jim Ruland, Eric Beetner, Jon Wurster, Lori Barbero, Joey Cape, Marko DeSantis, Mindy Abovitz, Steven McDonald, Kye Smith, Ian Winwood, Phanie Diaz, Benny Horowitz, Shari Page, Urian Hackney, and Rat Scabies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781644282274
Publisher: Rare Bird Books
Publication date: 02/22/2022
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

S.W. Lauden is the co-editor of Go All The Way: A Literary Appreciation of Power Pop and the sequel, Go Further. He is the author of the Greg Salem punk rock P.I. series including Bad Citizen Corporation, Grizzly Season, and Hang Time. His Power Pop Heist novelettes include That’ll Be The Day and Good Girls Don't. S.W. Lauden is the pen name of Steve Coulter, drummer for Tsar and The Brothers Steve.

Table of Contents

Foreword Lucky Lehrer 7

Introduction S.W. Lauden 13

Ira Elliot on Proto Punk & Garage Rock 16

Curt Weiss on Jerry Nolan 25

John Robb on British Punk 35

TOP 5: Hudley Flipside 46

Bon Von Wheelie on Girl Trouble 50

INTERVIEW: Joey Shithead on Chuck Biscuits 55

Matt Diehl on D-Beat 60

D. H. Peligro on Dead Kennedys (Dreadnaught Excerpt) 79

INTERVIEW: Mike Watt on George Hurley 86

Lynn Perko-Truell on the Wrecks & the Dicks (SF) 93

Laura Bethita Neptuna on Gina Schock 102

TOP 5: Pete Finestone 108

INTERVIEW: Jan Radder on Grant Hart 113

Jim Ruland on Bill Stevenson 121

Eric Beetner on DC Hardcore & Post Punk 128

TOP 5: Jon Wurster 134

INTERVIEW: Lori Barbero of Babes in Toyland 139

Joey Cape on Derrick Plourde 142

TOP 5: Marko DeSantis 150

INTERVIEW: Tré Cool of Green Day 156

Mindy Abovitz on Riot grrrl & Tom Tom Magazine 163

INTERVIEW: Steven McDonald of Redd Kross 171

Kye Smith on Self-Taught Punk Drumming 177

Ian Winwood on Brooks Wackerman 185

INTERVIEW: Phanie Diaz of Fea 190

Benny Horowitz on the Gaslight Anthem 194

TOP 5: Shari Page 199

Urian Hackney on Rough Francis & Death 204

INTERVIEW: Rat Scabies of the Damned 211

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