An absolutely gorgeous book. Even if you don't [care] about punk rock, it would still be fascinating.
This is also an exceptional historical document. The history of the margins is lost so easily -- a book like this does a tremendous service to posterity.
As to the guy from SF who says that this book distorts history and gives "unnatural significance to marginal bands..." Well, it probably does, and so what??!! [....]
This book shows that punk rock lived (lives?) more on a local level than history would show. It's about being in bands, going to local shows at clubs that might last 6 months, making your own fliers - essentially the DIY concept.
My only gripe with the book is that it gives an unnatural significance to *very* marginal bands, whom I'm won't name. Let's just say that some folks wanted to rewrite history and overstate their significance in the local scene.
Overall, though, this is the kind of book I never thought would see print. Old PR fliers; who would want to see those? At least a few people, I guess...