"In 1979, punk was over… but by 1981, hardcore was born.
As teenagers in 1981, David Markey and his best friend Jordan Schwartz founded We Got Power,
a fanzine dedicated to the first-generation hardcore punk music
community in their native Los Angeles. Their text and cameras captured
the early punk spirit of Black Flag, the Minutemen, Social Distortion,
Red Cross/Redd Kross, Suicidal Tendencies, the Descendents, White Flag,
the Last, the Gun Club, Saccharine Trust, Sin 34, Nip Drivers, Circle
One, M.D.C., Big Boys, Youth Brigade, D.R.I., the Butthole Surfers,
Firehose, and many others at the height of their precocious punk powers.
In the process, the duo’s amazing photographs also captured the
dilapidated suburbs, abandoned storefronts, and dereliction of the early
Reagan era—a rubble-strewn social apocalypse that demanded a youth
uprising! Never before seen except in crude fanzine form, these detailed
and richly narrative photos are now collected to present an intimate
portrayal of a uniquely fertile creative moment. " - Bazillion Points
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 22 October, 2012.