As a city that represents endless possibilities, New York has been the setting for the dawning of new movements, styles, and genres. In the 20th century, the birth of Rock represented a connection between art forms and the city's socioeconomic, racial, and sexual variants. New York Rock breaks down the rock scene's half-century connection to New York and analyses its distinct subculture through the prism of influences, crosscurrents, and psychoactive distractions. Over 1,500 musicians, clubs, and labels held roles in the making of New York Rock, and it's their contributions that created this iconic art form. A compilation of first hand narratives about each genre of rock, from Punk New Wave and Glitter Rock to New York Hardcore and Indie rock, New York Rock is the ultimate illustrated account of Rock's role in New York City.
Besides the bestselling American Hardcore, STEVEN BLUSH is also author of American Hair Metal (Feral House), and .45 Dangerous Minds (Creation). Blush also co-produced the eponymous American Hardcore documentary released by Sony Classics, and was the publisher and primary editor of the award-winning Seconds interview magazine. He also writes for Paper and Interview and music-oriented magazines.