Hardcore Architecture explores the relationship between the architecture of living spaces and the history of American hardcore bands in the 1980s. Other underground or marginal forms of music are sometimes included in the project where applicable. Band addresses in this booklet were discovered using contact listings found in demo tape and record reviews published from 1982-89 in the magazine Maximum RocknRoll. Google Street View was used to capture photos of homes (street names and numbers are removed to respect the privacy of people currently living at these addresses.)
This full color, photo-filled publication presents a sample of findings from the first year of the project and includes entries for over sixty-five band-related houses and apartment buildings (ranging from The Crucifucks, Capitalist Casualties, Poison Idea, Sonic Youth, Uniform Choice, Murphy's Law, Project X, Suburban Mutilation, Pussy Galore, and many more).
Includes an essay by Marc Fischer tracing the origination of the project and his methodology. Fischer also movingly reflects on the research process, findings, and his hope for what the project demonstrates, “that experimental creativity can thrive in all sorts of superficially mundane-looking places...”
Recommended for fans of underground music culture, parents with children that play in bands, architects, and real estate agents.
By Marc Fischer and Public Collectors
Second edition, December 2019
Printed in an edition of 1000
Softcover, 40 pages, saddle-stitched, offset, 6 × 9 in.