Keep Your Eyes Open: The Fugazi Photographs of Glen E. Friedman

Keep Your Eyes Open: The Fugazi Photographs of Glen E. Friedman

Keep Your Eyes Open: The Fugazi Photographs of Glen E. Friedman

Keep Your Eyes Open: The Fugazi Photographs of Glen E. Friedman

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Overview

A second edition of the definitive photo book of one of the most influential rock bands of the past forty years, including brand-new, exclusive material.

“Friedman . . . marvelously captures [Fugazi’s] non-hierarchical structure and spirit . . . These images bristle with the manic yet controlled energy that characterized all of Fugazi’s performances. Sweat sparkles, bodies contort themselves, microphone stands fly off the stage.” —Bookforum

Fugazi, one of music's most revolutionary and gloriously indefinable bands, played their first concert on September 3, 1987. The first edition of Keep Your Eyes Open: The Fugazi Photographs of Glen E. Friedman was released by Burning Flags Press exactly twenty years later. This revised edition features brand-new photos and an interview with Friedman and Fugazi singer/guitarist Ian MacKaye.

Keep Your Eyes Open presents the best of Friedman's unparalleled photographic documentation of Fugazi's members in almost 200 color and black-and-white images captured by Friedman onstage and off between 1986 and Fugazi's last US concert in 2002.

Fugazi evolved from Washington, DC's, hardcore punk scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s. While it would be impossible to fully capture Fugazi in any one medium, Friedman's book effectively complements the band's Dischord Records catalog, which includes seven studio albums, one soundtrack, three EPs, and hundreds of live concert CDs produced from Fugazi's own soundboard recordings.

Fugazi—a band dedicated to democratic self-management, highlighted by complete artistic and financial control—booked its own tours worldwide, and was often the first band to perform in unconventional venues around the world in order to maintain ticket prices that averaged just five dollars, a practice that opened many new venue doors to other touring artists. In addition, Fugazi has never marketed or licensed its name or likeness for posters, T-shirts, pins, or other ancillary merchandise. Fugazi's unwavering respect for its audience is one of the band's most indelible marks on modern music. The band went on indefinite hiatus in late 2002.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617757006
Publisher: Akashic Books, Ltd.
Publication date: 07/02/2019
Edition description: Expanded
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 603,732
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

GLEN E. FRIEDMAN, one of the most important photographers of his generation, is known for his influential and iconic images of rebellious artists from classic skateboarding, punk, and hip-hop cultures. As a true artist his process was much more incendiary than it was documentary. Friedman, first published at the age of fourteen, has produced over one hundred record covers, countless magazine pages, and almost a dozen books, including What I See: The Black Flag Photographs, Keep Your Eyes Open, DogTown: The Legend of the Z-Boys, The Idealist, Recognize, My Rules, and Together Forever: The Run-DMC and Beastie Boys Photographs. His work is now included in a number of notable international collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institution. His latest work is Just a Minor Threat.

IAN F. SVENONIUS is the author of the underground bestsellers Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group,The Psychic Soviet, and Censorship Now!! He was also the host of VBS.tv’s Soft Focus, where he interviewed Mark E. Smith, Genesis P. Orridge, Chan Marshall, Ian MacKaye, and others. As a musician he has created more than twenty albums and countless singles in various rock and roll combos (Escape-ism, Chain & the Gang, The Make-Up, The Nation of Ulysses, etc.). He lives in Los Angeles, CA. Against the Written Word is his latest work.
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