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MY DAMAGE: The Story of a Punk Rock Survivor, by Keith Morris

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“This is the punk rock story I’ve always wanted to hear.”—Exene Cervenka, X

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Hardcore punk icon Keith Morris (Black Flag, Circle Jerks, OFF!) follows up his two Bazillion Points writing stints in TOUCH AND GO and WE GOT POWER! with a full-fledged warts and worse memoir.

Not Our Book!: This is a like-new, unread Da Capo Press overstock with a sinful red mark on the spine. 

• ISBN 978-0306825804
• 272pp discount softcover
• Dimensions: 6″ x 9″ (152mm x 227mm); 1 lb. (.375 kg)

From Chapter One: “When my dad was a teenager he got kicked out of Inglewood High for kidnapping the principal. One morning he busted into the principal’s office while he was getting ready to play “The Star-Spangled Banner” and recite the Pledge of Allegiance over the PA system. My dad tied the principal and his secretary to some chairs and gagged them. He proceeded to get on the microphone and tell the whole school it was a holiday and everybody could go home.”

My Damage is more than a book about the highs and lows of a punk rock legend. It’s 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.

Keith Morris is a cofounding member of Black Flag, the most recognizable name in West Coast punk, and the Circle Jerks, which cemented his reputation at the forefront of hardcore vocalists. He has recorded over fifteen albums, appeared on countless albums and compilations, and has a half-dozen film credits to his name. The intensity of the music produced by his latest bands OFF! and FLAG are equal to his best work from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, and add to a legendary career that is still being carved out one gig at a time.

“I came late to Southern California and its Punk Rock scene, but after reading Keith Morris’s memoir, feel I was there from the start.”—Viggo Mortensen

“An engaging autobiography…Morris puts the reader in the passenger seat as he details the wild and woolly early days of punk rock with plenty of debauchery and hijinks accompanied by police brutality and rampant drug use…”—Publishers Weekly

“A winning memoir from a punk icon.”—The A.V. Club

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