The story of SST Records is the story of DIY attitude writ large, the story of Greg Ginn starting his own label to release his own music when no one else would. It is the story of Black Flag, the story of the refusal to back down, the story of SST versus everyone else, and it is the story of the true sound of the underground.
This 400+ page book is deep dive into the history of SST Records - one of the most iconic record labels to have ever stumbled into the light, burned like a star and then dramatically imploded. It features interviews with the label's former employees, musicians, managers, photographers, and label heads.
SST released records by Black Flag, Minutemen, Hüsker Dü, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, Screaming Trees, Meat Puppets and Bad Brains, among others.
Jim Ruland has been writing for punk zines for more than 25 years, is an avid enthusiast of punk rock music, tattoo culture, and strong coffee. We like Jim.
Size: 160 x 235mm
publisher: Hachette Books