the bad brains play the 9:30 club in Washington, DC in 1983

$20 Superpack: Music Scene Histories

by J. Hunter Bennett, David Ensminger, Cory M. Linstrum, Ben Nadler and Super Pack!

Read all four volumes in our ongoing Scene History series: zines and short books telling the story of a specific place, time, and movement.

This superpack includes:

1. Punk in NYC's Lower East Side, 1981-1991 by Ben Nadler - exploring the history of Reagan Youth and other contemporary bands like Bad Brains to show how a punk scene can explode from the wreckage of intergenerational trauma

2. The Rock & Roll of San Francisco's East Bay, 1950-1980 by Cory M. Linstrum - three decades of bands that influenced our music history hugely but didn't make it into the books until now

3. Out of the Basement: From Cheap Trick to DIY Punk in Rockford, Illinois, 1973-2005 by David Ensminger - a chronicle of what kids can make out of nothing in a post-apocalyptic rust belt city

4. The Prodigal Rogerson: The Circle Jerks and The Golden Years of LA Punk by J. Hunter Bennett - one of punk's greatest mysteries, solved in this brilliant and darkly funny oral history


(Photo credit Bad Brains in 1983)