Punk is Dead, Punk is Everything Book
Back by popular demand in a new paperback edition, Punk is Dead exposes the lasting impact of punk on visual culture worldwide. Hundreds of flyers, photos, set lists, vintage fashions and other ephemera from all of your favorite bands are jammed into this menacing volume. Punk is Dead is massive, featuring a wide spectrum of bands that initially ignited the scene, and later fueled its global expansion. Contributing writers such as Wayne Kramer, Arturo Vega, Kid Congo, David Yow, Annie Anxiety, Duane Peters, Marc McCoy, Tony Alva, Don Bolles, Trudie and Pat Smear flesh out the visual assault. It also features hard hitting interviews with Ian Mackaye, one of the most respected voices of the DIY music underground, and Malcolm McLaren, likely the most impactful promoter of the early punk movement.
About the Author
This San Francisco transplant to Los Angeles spent his twenties on the road with his band while managing to hold down his job at the legendary punk record label Slash.
Turcotte started Kill Your Idols in 1999 and released winner of the 2000 Firecracker Award for a music book, Fucked Up + Photocopied: Instant Art of the Punk Movement soon thereafter. He followed up with Post No Bills: Shepard Fairey, Metro and Punk Is Dead: Punk Is Everythingalong with Gingko Press. He co-owns Teenage Teardrops, Hope and Beta Petrol (an Indy Record Label specializing in vinyl only releases, a small art gallery in Echo Park and a music supervision and production company in that order).
He has exhibited all around the world with his own brand of chaotic punk designs mixed with vintage posters, photos, set lists and fanzines and has produced events and installations for iconic brands such as Converse, Levi’s, Hysteric Glamour, Dita, Bounty Hunter and Ray Bans.
He lives in Los Angeles, is married to Dayna Michelle Turcotte and has two sons, Ford Bauer and Ralston Koop Turcotte.