NEW YORK HARDCORE FANZINE
I honestly did not feel comfortable doing a review for this book... main reason being that I personally contributed photos, flyers, stories and contacts for contributors. So my review would definitely be biased, so I decided to add a Feature on the book instead... enjoy!
"Long before everyone looked like a "hardcore" kid and "hardcore" bands had gold records, there was a hardcore scene and it was something that couldn't be explained to anyone who wasn't part of it. We had our own music, our own dialect, our own fashion, and our own magazines. We were New York Hardcore. We were youth crew and we were straight edge. In retrospect the numbers were small but we were proud and we really felt like we were something. Schism was the literary display of the peak of "our" scene at that time".
- Steve Reddy, Equal Vision Records
SCHISM: NEW YORK HARDCORE FANZINE (Originally Written & Compiled By Alex Brown (Side By Side & Gorilla Biscuits) & Porcell (Youth Of Today & Judge) in 1987 & 1988) features all 3 issues of the seminal New York hardcore zine. Herein, you'll find interviews with the likes of Agnostic Front, Bold, Dag Nasty, Project X, SSD, Gorilla Biscuits, Side By Side, Slapshot, Supertouch, Warzone, and more. This new anthology includes all three issues of the original zine in their entirety, plus written reflections on those golden years from the authors and contributors, and over 70 never before printed photographs of bands from that era. Classic late 80s hardcore at its finest. This book is a virtual time capsule that chronicles one of the most exciting times in the history of hardcore music.
SCHISM: NEW YORK HARDCORE FANZINE
128 PAGE BOOK
Originally Written & Compiled By Alex Brown & Porcell, 1987-1988
Edited By Chris Wrenn
Available through Bridge 9 Press