From the Graveyard of the Arousal Industry

From the Graveyard of the Arousal Industry

by Justin Pearson


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As an adolescent, Justin Pearson moved with his mother from “Shit Creek Phoenix, AZ” to sunny San Diego after his father was murdered on Halloween. There, he fell in with a subculture of young musicians playing some of the most original and brutal music in the world. Turns out the chaos of Pearson’s bands — The Locust, Swing Kids, and Some Girls — is nothing compared to the madness of his life.
An icon of the West Coast noise and punk scene, Pearson managed to arrive at adulthood by outsmarting skinheads and dodging equally threatening violence at home. Once there, the struggle continued, with Pearson getting beat up on Jerry Springer and, on more than one occasion, chased out of town by ferociously angry audiences.
From the Graveyard of the Arousal Industry is the outrageously candid story of Pearson’s life. In loving, meticulous detail, Pearson gives readers the dirt behind each rivalry, riff, and lineup change.

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ISBN-13: 9781593762629
Publisher: Soft Skull Press, Inc.
Publication date: 05/25/2010
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been a fan of Justin Pearson's music since i was in high school but i have known very little about him. most people will get the assumption that this book is just for his fan boys and stalkers but i believe its far more deep than that. It lets you see inside a different life, one not often written about in biographies. a life of a man who isn't loaded, who isn't the name on everyones lips. a man following his ideals and goals to the point of severe struggles. A man with a voice that isn't in fear of being heard.