"My Damage: The Story of a Punk Rock Survivor" by Jim Ruland
Hardcore punk memoir by Keith Morris, ultimate punk rock frontman and founder of Black Flag, the Circle Jerks, and OFF!
Keith Morris is a true punk icon. Over the course of his forty-year career with Black Flag, the Circle Jerks, and OFF!, he's battled diabetes, drug and alcohol addiction, and the record industry...and he's still going strong. More than a book about the highs and lows of a punk rock legend, My Damage is a story from the perspective of someone who has shared the stage with just about every major figure in the music industry and has appeared in cult films like The Decline of Western Civilization and Repo Man. A true Hollywood tale from an L.A. native, My Damage reveals the story of Morris's streets, his scene, and his music--as only he can tell it.
About the Author:
Keith Morris is a cofounding member of Black Flag and the Circle Jerks. He has recorded over fifteen albums, appeared on countless albums and compilations, and has a half-dozen film credits to his name.
Jim Ruland has been writing for punk rock zines like Flipside since the early '90s and has written for every issue of Razorcake, America's only non-profit independent music fanzine.
- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Da Capo Press
- Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts