Punk, Post Punk, New Wave Onstage, Backstage, In Your Face, 1978-1991
Punk, Post Punk, New Wave
Onstage, Backstage, In Your Face, 1978-1991
By Michael Grecco
Introduction by Jim Sullivan
Foreword by Fred Schneider
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Publication Date: November 10, 2020
  • Price: $40.00
  • Trim Size: 8 12 x 10
  • ISBN: 978-1-4197-4854-7
  • EAN: 9781419748547
  • Page Count: 240
  • Illustrations: 300 color photographs
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World/All
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Iconic and never-before-seen images of punk and post-punk’s quintessential bands

In the late 70s, punk rock music began to evolve into the post-punk and new wave movements that dominated until the early 90s. During this time, prolific photographer and filmmaker Michael Grecco was in the thick of things, documenting the club scene in places like Boston and New York, and getting shots on- and backstage with bands such as The Cramps, Dead Kennedys, Talking Heads, Human Sexual Response, Elvis Costello, Joan Jett, the Ramones, and many others. Grecco captured in black and white and color the raw energy, sweat, and antics that characterized the alternative music of the time. Punk, Post Punk, New Wave: Onstage, Backstage, In Your Face, 1978–1991 features stunning, never-before-seen photography from this iconic period in music. In addition to concert photography, he also shot album covers and promotional pieces that round out this impressively extensive photo collection. Featuring a foreword from Fred Schneider of the B-52’s, Punk, Post Punk, New Wave is a quintessential piece of music history for anyone looking for backstage access into the careers of punk and post punk’s most beloved bands.

Praise

"A photographic document of a critical pocket of the American punk scene in all its brash and seedy glory."
Kirkus

About the author

Michael Grecco is an award-winning commercial photographer and film director noted for his iconic celebrity portraits, innovative magazine covers, editorial images, and advertising spreads for NBC/Universal, GE, Pfizer, HBO, Kodak, ABC, IBM, Yahoo!, ESPN, WIRED, TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Premier, and more. His distinguished work is regularly featured in prestigious galleries such as Louis Stern, G. Ray Hawkins, Stephen Cohen, and Fahey Klein.