The following news story appeared on the T&M homepage:
NEW PUNK CONVERSATIONS BOOK FEATURES CHARLIE INTERVIEW
PM Press have just published a fascinating book by American author David Ensminger entitled 'LEFT OF THE DIAL - Conversations with Punk Icons', which includes a substantial Charlie Harper interview.
Subs fans will recall that Dave ran the fabulous website called Left Of The Dial, which featured some great Subs content and David informed T&M that "...the Charlie interview in the book runs to around ten pages and features great flyer scans, a teeny interview scan, and a full-page photo of Charlie in action in Houston. The Charlie interview dates from around 2001/02... The book also contains a superb interview with Captain Sensible, for the old schoolers, plus really depthy conversations with people like Matt Watt of the Minutemen and Shawn Stern of Youth Brigade, plus Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat. It collects my work from Left of the Dial, Artcore, Houston Press, Thirsty Ear, and Maximum RocknRoll..."
David is a Humanities, Folklore, and English Instructor at Lee College in Baytown, TX. As a writer covering music, art, and contemporary issues, he has authored Visual Vitriol: The Street Art and Subcultures of the Punk and Hardcore Generations, coauthored Mojo Hand: The Life and Music of Lightnin' Hopkins, and contributed to Popmatters (where he publishes a monthly column), Maximum Rock’n’Roll, Houston Press, Art in Print, M/C Journal, The Journal of Popular Music Studies, Artcore, Postmodern Culture, Trust, and others. He is also a longtime drummer, including a stint in the Texas Biscuit Bombs with Biscuit of the Big Boys, and a digital archivist of punk and vernacular culture.
David has kindly allowed T&M to publish some extra photos he took in Houston of the Subs, and these are featured above.
The book format is paperback and it runs to 296 pages.
Priced at $20.00 in the USA, the ISBN is 978-1-60486-641-4
Link to purchase from PM Press: CLICK HERE
To purchase in the UK or Europe, distribution is through Turnaround Distribution.
Priced at £14-99 - link to purchase from Turnaround: CLICK HERE