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Architects of Self-Destruction: The Oral History of Leftöver Crack

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Brad Logan is a punk rock veteran. In addition to playing guitar in Leftöver Crack, he plays in classic OC Punkers the Adoles... Lire la suite
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Brad Logan is a punk rock veteran. In addition to playing guitar in Leftöver Crack, he plays in classic OC Punkers the Adolescents, the hardcore band Rats in the Wall, the brutal F-Minus, and runs a satanic dog clothing company. He spent years on the road as guitar tech for such bands as Rancid, NOFX, Offspring, Alkaline Trio, and Flogging Molly, among others. Rancid even wrote a song about him and it was featured in the South Park movie.

John Gentile is a Philadelphia freelance writer. His work has been featured in publications including Rolling Stone, Vice, and MTV. He is also the features editor at He can read Egyptian Hieroglyphics.

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  • Leftöver Crack was founded in 1998
  • It is currently signed to Fat Wreck Chords for CD/Digital and Alternative Tentacles records for vinyl releases
  • They continue to tour (when able) to this day
  • Leftöver Crack is a mostly radical leftist punk band, many of whom reside together in a squat on the Lower East Side
  • The NYPD ran a campaign against them because of their music and tried to get clubs to not let them play
  • The lead singer was arrested in 2008 for throwing donuts at police officers

  • Résumé
    An oral history in the vein of Please Kill Me

    Leftöver Crack is a band of drug abusing, dumpster diving, cop-hating, queer positive, pro-choice, crust punks that successfully blend ska-punk, pop, hip-hop and death metal genres. They've been banned from clubs, states and counties and kicked off multiple record labels. They've received teen-idol adoration and death threats from their fans. They've played benefits for a multitude of causes while leaving a trail of destruction in their wake.

    But, if you dig below the crusty, black metal-patch encased surface, you'll find a contemplative, nuanced band that, quite literally, permanently changed the punk rock community. By combining catchy ska-punk with lyrics that referenced political theorist Michael Parenti, drug usage, and suicide, the band formed a unique mélange that was both provocative and challenging. In fact, the band's hooks were so sharp that after releasing their debut LP, Mediocre Generica, an entire culture of Crack City Rockers grew around the band, pushing the youth towards both the positive and negative aspects of extreme punk rock.

    Of course, being the combustible band that they are, the band has gotten involved in its far share of fiascoes: full-scale riots in Phoenix and NYC, getting punched out by their own fans, showing up to tour Florida with machetes after receiving death threats from the local gang.

    Architects of Self-Destruction: An Oral History of Leftöver Crack traces the band's entire history by speaking to the band members themselves, fellow musicians, their fans, and of course, those that still hold a grudge against the LoC... FYI, that's a lot of people.

    Informations sur le produit

    Titre: Architects of Self-Destruction: The Oral History of Leftöver Crack
    Code EAN: 9781644281109
    ISBN: 978-1-64428-110-9
    Format: Couverture cartonnée
    Editeur: Ingram Publishers Services
    Genre: Musique, cinéma et théâtre
    nombre de pages: 296
    Parution: 10.08.2021
    Année: 2021