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Hairstyles of the Damned
by Joe Meno, 270 pages
By Sean Carswell

This book is like group therapy for anyone who was a disaffected loner in high school, and for anyone who found a way out through punk rock. 

Hank Williams: Snapshots from the Lost Highway
Colin Escott and Kira Florita, hardback, 208 pgs
By Guest Contributor

An exceptionally captivating page-perusing experience from cover-to-cover and back again. So ďmove it on overĒ to your local bookstore now, and put forth the bucks for this here outstanding hardback treasure-trove.

Hard Art: DC 1979
By Lucian Perkins, 94 pgs.
By Jimmy Alvarado

The book is a nice collection of a few brief snapshot moments from the infancy of one of the planetís most influential punk scenes.

Hardcore Zen Strikes Again!
By Brad Warner, 169 pgs.
By Aphid Peewit

After reading Hardcore Zen Strikes Again, to the same conclusion I arrived at after having read any of Warnerís books: though I donít always see eye to eye with him and I occasionally cringe when I step into one of the piles of dogma he leaves to mark his philosophical territory, I still enjoy his astringent, irreverent flavor of Zen.

Haroldís Horrible Life
By Billy McCall, 131 pgs.
By Andy Conway

I really enjoyed Haroldís Horrible Life. Itís a tale of seething hatred and murder.This is McCallís first novel and he brings a darkness and real feeling of unease to his writing. Iím eager to read what he writes next.

Hawaii Punk
By Raoul Vehill, 399 pgs.
By Evan Katz

Young people are fucking stupid.



Hawaiíi: 1778-1959, From Western Discovery to Statehood
By J. Gerlach, 34 pgs.
By Steve Hart

The history of Hawaiíi is very difficult to document. I think the author did an admirable job, but there are huge omissions (like the petition against annexation in 1887 and the petition against statehood in 1954) that leave holes in the heart of the story that I wish were included.

Heavy Hangs the Head
By Taryn Hipp, 139 pgs.
By Kurt Morris

Taryn Hippís Heavy Hangs the Head is an intriguing read written by a woman in her mid-thirties who is looking back at her life of alcoholism, feminism, and bad relationships.

Hellís Bent on Rockiní Ė A History of Psychobilly
By Craig Brackenridge, paperback, 2007, 227 pages
By Jessica Thiringer

In-depth, almost genealogical-like coverage on pretty much every psycho band ever to exist around the globe; illustrated in black and white,  with tons of photos and flyers covering the entire quarter-century existence of this genre.

Henry & Glenn Forever
By Igloo Tornado, 64 pgs.
By aphid

Both men are shown exposing a vulnerable side not befitting their respective reps as bad asses with big necks.

Hiding Out
By Jonathan Messinger, 195 pgs.
By Todd Taylor

Itís also asserted that weíre all influenced by what we come in contact with. Objects play heavily in Hiding Out: a soccer ball that causes an aneurysm, dead birds, a glowing, winged refrigerator magnet thatís really fucking with a dude, a Harley Davidson, a wrought-iron fence that challenges an over-sized head...

High on Blood at the End of the World
By Joel Kaplan, 284 pgs.
By Steve Hart

High on Blood at the End of the World travels down some dark corridors, leaving no dirty room unexplored. Satanists, hypersexual teenage girls, serial killers, drug abusers, and incest-curious siblings tangle with each other in a novel of supernatural freakiness. Frank, the protagonist, is always up for adventure. Have some drugs? Donít know what they are? Donít know what they do? No problem for Frank. Heíll take Ďem. Need some dirty work done? Frankís got this one handled. Wanna have some freaky sex?

Hip Hop Apsara
By Anne Elizabeth Moore, 96 pgs.
By Kurt Morris

Hit the Ground Stumbling
By Nate Gangelhoff
By Daryl Gussin

More Carswellian than Cometbus, the pages replace nostalgia for questions, and he doesnít claim to have all the answers.

Homesweet Homegrown
By Robyn Jasko, 127 pgs.
By Kurt Morris

This is a good starter guide with basic, straightforward information in one compact, handy book. There are also illustrations throughout that keep it from being a dull read.

Hostile City or Bust
By Phil Irwin (aka The Whiskey Rebel), 105 pgs.
By Sean Carswell

Much like the Philadelphia Philliesí John Kruk wasnít an athlete, Irwin isnít a writer, heís a storyteller.

How and Why: A Do-It-Yourself Guide
By Matte Resist, 175 pgs.
By Mark Twistworthy

This guide takes the realm of DIY guides to the next level and makes those other guides seem like kidís stuff.

How Nonviolence Protects the State
by Peter Gelderloos, 280 pgs.
By Guest Contributor

Gelderloos does not advocate violence; he simply believes that violence as a tactic should stay on the table and be open for debate. Would cops be so nonchalant with the use of clubs, mace, and rubber bullets if they knew their force would be met with the same force in kind?

How Shall I Live My LifeóOn Liberating the Earth from Civilization
By Derrick Jensen, 302 pgs.
By Steve Hart

It drives home deeply that there is a serious crisis modern civilization is facing but does allow for hope and a solution.

How the Hula Girl Sings
by Joe Meno, 209 pgs.
By Sean Carswell

Meno has a way of opening up the raw nerves of his characters and laying them out on the table for anyone to take a look at.

How to Get Stupid White Men Out of Office
Edited by Adrienne Maree Brown and William Upski Wimsatt, 206 pgs.
By Maddy

Sure, there are dozens of books about how Bush is evil, how politics are corrupt, and how America has become a right-wing theocracy. And I like those books; but this book actually shows you how to do something about it.

Hunter, The (and the other novels in the Parker series)
By Richard Stark
By Jim Woster

If Raymond Chandler is jazz, Richard Stark is punk.

By Kristian Williams, 63 pgs.
By Kurt Morris

The apex of Williamsís argument is that getting rid of the apparatuses that allow abuse and torture and working towards an anarchist system is what would solve this despicable practice. As I read Hurt, though, I just kept thinking about how Iíve read this kind of thing dozens of times before: America is evil, anarchy can solve these problems.

Hymn California
By Adam Gnade, 181 pgs.
By Kurt Morris

In the midst of a story told by one friend about a cat, another friend pipes in, ďWhat?! This isnít the cat story I know! I thought this was the story where Karl hid in the bushes and jumped out and punched a cat?Ē

HŁsker DŁ: The Story of the Noise-Pop Pioneers Who Launched Modern Rock
By Andrew Earles, 287 pgs.
By Ty Stranglehold

There is so much more to the HŁsker DŁ story and Andrew Earles digs deep to get it. Right off the bat, I found that I really enjoyed his writing style. His approach to the band bio format is refreshing.


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