Sam Sutherland’s much-anticipated book about Canadian punk rock, which I stayed up reading way too late last night, is crucially important. And not just because I was part of the first wave of Canadian punk, or that he writes a bit about the Hot Nasties herein.
It’s important because Sutherland captures the cultural significance, dare I say it, of Canadian punk. He researches, and he interviews dozens of people, from coast to coast: the result is a book that covers territory no one else has before. (My book on punk, Fury’s Hour, was about more than just Canadian punk, and was more focused on the philosophy of punk.)
Great writing, great insights. Get it, maaaaan.