Pump Me Up: DC Subculture of the 1980s
The nation's capital is well-known as the home of The White House, but there is a rich cultural history that exists in the "other" Washington. This is the first book of its kind to present a complete overview of the 1980s subcultures of Washington, D.C., and is released in conjunction with an upcoming exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, curated by Roger Gastman. Gastman applies his unique cultural preservationist eye to the material in this volume, packed full of essays and interviews that bring you inside the real D.C. of the 1980s: a world where the Do-it-Yourself Go-Go, punk rock and harDCore music scenes thrive, Go-Go crews and graffiti writers are prolific, alternative art scenes flourish, crack floods the streets, homicides skyrocket, DayGlo Globe posters adorn the lamp posts and D.C.'s diversity shines. Included are 1,000 photographs and interviews with Rev. Walter Fauntroy, Marion Barry, Ian MacKaye, Chuck Brown, Trouble Funk, Rare Essence's "Whiteboy," and others.