Author: Geoff Pevere
Genre: Music Nonfiction
Publisher: Coach House Books
A couple months ago, while shopping for indie tracks at Best Buy, I walked into a punk rocker. A six-figure suit job, cabin-living, lover of punk music, 18-year old girlfriend, punk rocker, who was probably bullshitting some of it, but regaled me of being a part of the Punk Rock Riot of 1980 at Ontario Place when “We burned police cars and dumped them in the lake” as pantomimed with loud hand gestures.
And how odd do memories connect when at the Coach House Books Spring launch, I picked up “Gods of the Hammer: The Teenage Head Story”; skimming the preface, flippin hell, it was the band that frontlined the Ontario Place festival and ignited the Punk Rock Riot. I took it home with me, and haven’t let it go since.