I spent many years helping and developing some of the earliest punk bands in Beijing from 1995-2003. Bands like Underbaby, Catcher in the Rye, Brain Failure, Anarchy Boys, Reflector, 69 and even PK-14 all have their start in the pages of this book. It was an experience I am very grateful for and cherish all the memories, good and bad. I felt my experience was unique and decided to write the only definitive book about the history of Chinese punk rock. It took seven years to finish and so far the reviews have been both humbling and amazing. The book is dedicated to those who helped make Chinese punk rock, the bands and the audiences that came to support us. Please contact me for questions or to just say hey: email@example.com
- 200 pages, over 100 rare and unseen photographs
- 8 1/2 x 11 paperback with glossy covers
- Personal stories from the bands of how they formed and evolved
- English and Chinese translated song lyrics
- Historically accurate and widely cited
The book is also on Amazon and Google books in print and ebook versions, but a purchase from Lulu provides more money for the charity that I support, Half the Sky; a Chinese children’s orphanage. You can donate directly to Half the Sky here.
Interviews and reviews of the book:
Wow! Yuan Qing from China Daily (China’s national newspaper) interviewed me about the book and the charity concert.