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Mutations: The Many Strange Faces of Hardcore Punk

by Sam McPheeters Author

How can so many people pledge allegiance to punk, something with no fixed identity? In Mutations: The Many Strange Faces of Hardcore Punk, Sam McPheeters explores how a musical subgenre can have the power to connect the disparate identities of its listeners to create a culture. With his background working in the music industry, as the frontman of the legendary band Born Against, and being a published author since age twelve, McPheeters is uniquely positioned to relay the stories of how the punk scene is laced together by radical individuals. In this collection of essays, profiles, criticism and personal histories, McPheeters examines the intersectionality of punk in relation to mental illness, creative passions and the inherent synergism that drove him, and others, to punk as a genre and as a lifestyle.