Disturbing the Peace: 415 Records and the Rise of New Wave is a chronicle of the groundbreaking independent record label founded by Howie Klein & Chris Knab, featuring the stories of Romeo Void, Red Rockers, Translator, Wire Train, Roky Erickson, The Nuns, Pearl Harbor and Explosions and nearly two dozen other bands.
In the late ‘70s and early to mid 1980s, San Francisco was a creative incubator, bringing forth all manner of new music acts. Ground zero for the scene was the Mabuhay Gardens, home to huge barrels of popcorn, once-a-week spaghetti nights, colorful emcee Dirk Dirksen, and punk/new wave bands from all over the Bay Area. Concert booker and renegade radio deejay Klein joined with Aquarius Records owner and fellow deejay Knab to launch a record label in support of that scene.
Written by Bill Kopp, the book contains almost 100 interviews with various artists, industry execs, producers, friends, rivals, onlookers, journalists and hangers-on, as well as hundreds of photos and memorabilia from the personal archives of those who were there.
HoZac, 316pp, paperback, second 500 only print-run
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