Book Review: Texas is the Reason: The Mavericks of Lone Star Punk

The Texas punk scene produced some of the finest punk music in the States, acts like The Dicks, Poison 13, The Huns, Butthole Surfers and more, whose stories are told through a series of over 200 artful black & white photos, capturing the time, place and essence of those who were there. Interspersed throughout are essays from scene members like director Richard Linklater (Slacker/School of Rock) and Teresa Taylor (Butthole Surfers). Daniel Johnston, Scratch Acid, The Big Boys and special appearances by The Dead Kennedys, Sonic Youth are also included.

By Pat Blashill

(hardcover) $34.95