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Author: Bob Suren Narrator: Bob Suren Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2018 ISBN: 9781538587263
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A small-town Florida teenager discovers punk rock through a loaned mix tape, and punk music and culture slowly takes over all aspects of his life. His new passion causes him to form a band, track down out-of-print records he loves and reissue them, open a record store, start a record distribution operation as a public service, mentor a host of young musicians, and befriend all manner of punk luminaries along the way. Slowly his life’s pursuit pushes him to the point of personal ruination and, ultimately, redemption.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “More than just your typical ‘record guide,’ Crate Digger allows us to accompany Bob on his passionate thirty-plus year punk rock journey.”

    Al Quint, Suburban Voice magazine and Sonic Overload Radio

  • “To say that Bob Suren is punk, or this book is just about punk or hardcore would be extremely limiting…This book is a tribute to being human, and living for music.”

    Diane “Kamikaze” Farris, deejay, WFMU

  • “It’s our story. It’s a shared punk rock story…A delight to read because so much is recognizable, and he remembers things that make me laugh.”

    Chris Chacon, Borderless Country Tapes

  • “Really brings to life the early days of the American punk scene as it spread slowly across the country, through turntables, fanzines, and word of mouth.”

    Jeff Nelson, Minor Threat

  • “A passionate and cautionary tale of the ecstasy and dark side of a serious vinyl addiction…A must read for anyone who collects anything!”

    Tesco Vee, the Meatmen

  • “A fun, easy-to-read, personal narrative of thirty years of living through Punk Rock.”

    V. Vale, RE/Search Publications

  • “Bob Suren delivers some great punk rawk history through anecdote and wit, intermingled with personal stories.”

    Ami Lawless, Voetsek

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About the Author

Bob Suren discovered punk rock as a teenager and spent thirty years of his life exploring all aspects of the genre. He is the founder of Sound Idea Store and Distribution and Burrito Recordster and remains an obsessive vinyl collector.