Cataloging the legacy of the American punk rock pioneers Black Flag, this photo documentary uses stark, contrasting portraits to share the stories of the die-hard fans who wear the iconic four-barred logo tattooed on their skin. From doctors to homeless punks, stories range from the intensely personal to the absurd as each larger-than-life soul mugs for the camera. Adding to the idea that mixed messages can come from one unifying design, each image is highlighted with a personal quotation, a name and bio, and a Black Flag favorites list. Captured during an extensive tour through the United States, Canada, and Western Europe, this collection serves as a visual testimony to the hyper-distilled mythology that the band is more prevalent now than when it was in service, and serves as a soundtrack for those living as self-imposed cultural outsiders. Interviews with former members of the band, tattoo artists, photographers, and other relevant luminaries round out this ethnography and serve to spotlight Black Flag's vicious live performances, forward-thinking work ethic, and indisputable reputation for acting as both champions and destroyers of the punk rock culture that they helped create.
"Barred Life delivers a breathtaking view of the beautiful and controversial owl species Strix varia. Remarkable for the intimacy, boldness, and charm of its images, this personal journey illustrated in over 200 photographs will have you dreaming of summer...and looking for owls!"--Author website.
Dave Dion's brand new autobiography proves conclusively why he is considered the most popular Late Model driver in the Northeast. Working with long time announcer and journalist, Dave Moody, Dion talks passionately about his racing career and his family's personal struggle with alcoholism, the Vietnam War, and the pressures of decades on the road. Loaded with photography, it is the classic story of a rugged individualist who pieces together a moral code far more precious that the silver in his hundreds of trophies.