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Bazillion Points: "TEXAS IS THE REASON: The Mavericks of Lone Star Punk"

New from Bazillion Points, publisher of definitive music scene histories Swedish Death Metal, Sub Pop USA, Touch and Go, We Got Power!, Murder in the Front Row, NYHC, and Metalion.

Arriving in 1978, hitched to the back of the Sex Pistols tour bus, Texas punk rock soon became as mythic as the state’s devotion to football, cattle, and prayer. Confrontational renegades like the Huns, the Big Boys, and the Dicks led a defiant new era of blood, sweat, and cross-dressing cowboys.

Joining Pat Blashill’s over 200 deep black and white photos here are essays by director Richard Linklater (Slacker/School of Rock); singer David Yow (Scratch Acid/Jesus Lizard); drummer Teresa Taylor (Butthole Surfers); and local luminaries Adriane “Ash” Shown and Donna Rich. True mavericks banded together to make a stand, and...Texas Is the Reason.

“Pat Blashill’s beautiful book of photos captures the poetics and energetic eccentricities of the post punk Austin, Texas music scene of the '80s, things one will never get on the internet. Long live books—and this one kicks ass."—Kim Gordon

"Great bands come out of great scenes, so Blashill shoots not just the shows but the community. Even the intimate moments scream punk rock, and even the punk rock moments scream intimacy."—Michael Azerrad, This Band Could Be Your Life!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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