Los Angeles: 2.13.61 Publications, 2007. First Edition of the uncommon hardcover issue. Inscribed by the author at the first blank to one of the book's subjects, Patti Smith: "To Patti / with Love / Stephanie."
Chernikowski's monograph documents the New York punk scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s with candor and heartbreaking affection, capturing a world that has been forever erased. Featured in their glorious youth are the expected (Stiv Bators, Johnny Ramone, Johnny Thunders, Patti Smith, John Lydon, David Byrne) and the somewhat unexpected (Brian Eno, Marianne Faithfull, Glenn Branca, William S. Burroughs). A great association.
Fine with no dust jacket as issued.