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Punks in Peoria : making a scene in the American heartland

Author: Jon Wright; Dawson Barrett
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2021.
Series: Music in American life.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Synonymous with American mediocrity, Peoria was fertile ground for the boredom- and anger-fueled fury of punk rock. Jonathan Wright and Dawson Barrett explore the do-it-yourself scene built by Peoria punks, performers, and scenesters in the 1980s and 1990s. From fanzines to indie record shops to renting the VFW hall for an all-ages show, Peoria's punk culture reflected the movement elsewhere, but the region's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wright, Jon (Jonathan David)
Punks in Peoria
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2021.
(DLC) 2020053056
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Wright; Dawson Barrett
ISBN: 9780252052705 0252052706
OCLC Number: 1226924185
Awards: Winner of
Russell P. Strange Memorial Book of the Year Award 2022
2021
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 238 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The rise of Peoria punk rock: 1956-1986. Hebbie Mesolithic eon drizzle --
Creating the Peoria scene --
Punks live on straight edge --
The underground goes aboveground --
I was a mutant cornchip --
Building the scene: 1986-1992. Great loser bands and loosey-goosey backwash gigs --
What played (and didn't play) in Peoria --
Public enemy number one --
Montage of madness --
Nazi punks fuck off --
The next nirvana: 1992-1997. Teenage airwaves --
For God and country --
This is not a Fugazi chapter --
Rock over London, rock over Peoria --
Tolling of the digital bell: 1997-2007. Hidden by cornfields --
Our CBGB --
Peoria heights . . . and lows --
For God and country (alternate take).
Series Title: Music in American life.
Responsibility: Jonathan Wright and Dawson Barrett.

Abstract:

"Synonymous with American mediocrity, Peoria was fertile ground for the boredom- and anger-fueled fury of punk rock. Jonathan Wright and Dawson Barrett explore the do-it-yourself scene built by Peoria punks, performers, and scenesters in the 1980s and 1990s. From fanzines to indie record shops to renting the VFW hall for an all-ages show, Peoria's punk culture reflected the movement elsewhere, but the region's conservatism and industrial decline offered a richer-than-usual target environment for rebellion. Eyewitness accounts take readers into hangouts and long-lost venues, while interviews with the people who were there trace the ever-changing scene and varied fortunes of local legends like Caustic Defiance, Dollface, and Planes Mistaken for Stars. What emerges is a sympathetic portrait of a youth culture in search of entertainment but just as hungry for community-the shared sense of otherness that, even for one night only, could unite outsiders and discontents under the banner of music. A raucous look at a small-city underground, Punks in Peoria takes readers off the beaten track to reveal the punk rock life as lived in Anytown, U.S.A"--

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"Punks in Peoria, with its accompanying compilation disc on Alona's Dream Records, furthers the archaeology of anarchy. . . . Wright and Barrett's text acknowleges that punk did not go into Read more...

 
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