Wednesday, January 11, 2006

punks and George Hurchalla

Author George Hurchalla has an awesome book out about the punk rock music scene. It's called Going Underground: American Punk, 1979-1992.

Your Imaginary Friend, at Kzsu Stanford, has just interviewed the author and included the interview as part of a 6 hour punk rock special. The special ecompasses music from roughly 1980-1984, mostly the "hardcore" part of the punk scene in those days, i.e. the time when metallic influences crept their way into punk, and slowed us all down forever. The way it happened, meaning and messages could be heard more clearly. Lots of punks are very literary, and meaning, influences, and spur-of-the-moment fun have a huge influence, although the music and dance is decidedly chaotic and admittedly anarchic.

Hurchalla's interview, for those of you who love the message, the music and the social scene, is kickass, and may be archived sometime at This is a good archive and you music fans should check it out, especially if you dig the punk rock scene.

[UPDATE 1/30/06: go to>this link at for the archive. Archives, folks.


inculcated said...

HENRY! love ya man. was witness to a television the other day, and saw rollins in a 30 seocond spot equating meth and the human heart to flooring a muscle car until the engine blew. gotta love his sense of subtlety.

chuck7 said...

I've replaced the Rollins photo w/ a pic of the bookjacket cover- I'd chosen the Rollins photos since it represented the topic so well. In the background of the Rollins photo was actually a young version of KZSU's "Your Imaginary Friend." More pics like this, shot by Tucson's Ed Arnaud, can be found at's awesome Ed Arnaud-page!

The singer on the bookjacket cover pic is the late Randy "Biscuit" Turner, of the Big Boys. C7