1978 – Crashed Memories of an LA Punk Rocker – By Ger-I Lewis

I’ve read a few biographies of rock stars and punkers that have come through book publishers. This one is self published. There is a big difference! What most people might say is this book falls short of value because it is not ‘well written’. However, for me this book is written the way I think so I could follow along quite nicely in my ADD sort of way. What I am trying to say is it is not a softened polished piece of crap on the end cap display rack at Barnes and Noble.

It’s a tale of life and the turn of an adolescent surfer/skater, growing up in the tough community of Venice, who turns to the blowing up punk scene in Los Angeles for love, affection, and camaraderie that was not available at home. The story many punkers can attest to. This book is raw. Punk used to be raw too. The tales between the cover will make you cringe and laugh. Best of all it made me wish to keep on reading it to find out what would happen next.

Great work Ger-I, I hope you’ll put together another volume some day.

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