Perfect Youth: The Birth of Canadian Punk out Oct 1

Sam Sutherland’s new book includes some of DP’s photos and is published by ECW Press, publisher of Trouble In The Camera Club. He can tell you about Perfect Youth better than I can:

“A forgotten musical and cultural history of drunks and miscreants, future country stars and political strategists

Perfect Youth is the story of the birth of Canadian punk, a transformative cultural force that reared its head across the country at the end of the 1970s. Bands like D.O.A., the Subhumans, the Viletones, and Teenage Head — alongside lesser-known regional acts from all over Canada — reshaped a dull musical landscape, injecting new energy and new sounds into halls, bars, and record stores from Victoria to St. John’s.

Reaching beyond the realm of standard band biographies, Sutherland unearths the detailed historical context of how the advent of punk reshaped the culture of cities across Canada, speeding along the creation of alternative means of cultural production, consumption, and distribution. Plus at least one story about a cop, a mailbag, and a bowie knife.”

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