The Secret History of Black Punk : Record Zero
A STUNNING AND INFORMATIVE PRIMER ON THE HISTORY OF BLACK PUNK FROM ROSETTA THARPE THROUGH THE 21ST CENTURY
Begin to delve into the largely overlooked footprint that Black punks have on the underground music scene in a new archival publication brought to you by Raeghan Buchanan and Silver Sprocket.
The Secret History of Black Punk: Record Zero by Buchanan is an illustrated roll-call for punk, post-punk, hardcore, no-wave, and experimental bands from ground zero ‘til now. A starting point for anyone curious, another reference for those who devour all genre-related things, or a cool artifact for anyone in the know.
This book is part of an ongoing series that covers musicians like Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Poly Styrene, Don Letts, Minority Threat, and many others. From LA to London, from the early 1900s till today, Buchanan examines and presents narratives to show how Black musicians shape (and are shaped by) the world we live in.
Raeghan Buchanan is an illustrator, writer, and musician born in Eerie, PA. After risking more than a decade of life to drumming and singing in hardcore, post punk, and power pop bands, she has returned to her first love: comics. She has self-published Strange Glances and the POCtober Sketchbook. Buchanan's creative work centers on exploring different areas of Black heritage, such as rock 'n' roll musical roots and general history, in social and political arenas and science fiction.