Keep Your Eyes Open

The Fugazi Photographs of Glen E. Friedman
Product Number: EB00768089
Released: Nov 01, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781617757327
Publisher: Akashic Books
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Description

A second edition of the definitive photo book of one of the most influential rock bands of the past forty years, including brand-new, exclusive material. "Photographer Glen E. Friedman has taken some of the most iconic photos in skateboarding, punk rock and hip hop. Known for capturing the raw energy of a counterculture generation in its prime, his photography helped shape the way people view punk music and redefined the sport of skateboarding." -q (CBC Radio) "It is...a testament to Friedman that his live stage shots express the intimacy of the moment but don't insert themselves nor distract from the band...Keep Your Eyes Open is its most successful when Friedman lets the photographs bloom in their richness with full page presentations." -New York Journal of Books "Perhaps the definitive visual chronicle of Fugazi's decade and a half storming stages, Friedman's Keep Your Eyes Open was first published in 2007. Now, the book is back in print with a new afterword by Friedman and a joint interview with the photographer and MacKaye." -The Current's Rock and Roll Book Club (Minnesota Public Radio) "While most photographers were taking photos of Fugazi, Glen was making photos with us." -Ian MacKaye, Fugazi "Everyone knows the old saying, 'A picture's worth a 1,000 words.' It couldn't be more true with this pictorial retrospective of Fuzagi, one of the most influential rock bands from the 20th century. Fugazi's career and DIY ethic are captured in photographs of gigs from their hometown of Washington, DC and abroad." -Alternative Press Fugazi, one of music's most revolutionary and gloriously indefinable bands, played their first concert on September 3, 1987. The first edition of Keep Your Eyes Open: The Fugazi Photographs of Glen E. Friedman was released by Burning Flags Press exactly twenty years later. This revised edition features brand-new photos and an interview with Friedman and Fugazi singer/guitarist Ian MacKaye. Keep Your Eyes Open presents the best of Friedman's unparalleled photographic documentation of Fugazi's members in almost 200 color and black-and-white images captured by Friedman onstage and off between 1986 and Fugazi's last US concert in 2002. Fugazi evolved from Washington, DC's, hardcore punk scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s. While it would be impossible to fully capture Fugazi in any one medium, Friedman's book effectively complements the band's Dischord Records catalog, which includes seven studio albums, one soundtrack, three EPs, and hundreds of live concert CDs produced from Fugazi's own soundboard recordings. Fugazi-a band dedicated to democratic self-management, highlighted by complete artistic and financial control-booked its own tours worldwide, and was often the first band to perform in unconventional venues around the world in order to maintain ticket prices that averaged just five dollars, a practice that opened many new venue doors to other touring artists. In addition, Fugazi has never marketed or licensed its name or likeness for posters, T-shirts, pins, or other ancillary merchandise items. Fugazi's unwavering respect for its audience is one of the band's most indelible marks on modern music. The band went on indefinite hiatus in late 2002.

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Author(s): Ian F. Svenonius
Original Publish Date: Nov 01, 2019

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