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PRE-ORDER: I DON’T FIT IN– BOOK & Archival 7″ by Paul Collins!

HZB-009 + HZR-215
274 pages, paperback
2nd EDITION of 500 copies:
ISBN: 978-0-9963319-9-9

+ HZR-215
HoZac Archival #37
c. 1978-79 / 2020
FIRST press black EDITION of 500

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After two long years of painstaking research and development, we present to you, the first major memoir covering the birth of DIY Power Pop, from Paul Collins. From it’s initial conception as a film script to it’s re-birth as a full-bore rock & roll revelation, this is one crazy story from beginning to end. Outlining the first National DIY cross-country tour by an unsigned band in 1977, and by default, creating the pathway for the true indie underground network of the 80s to take as a template. It wasn’t even a second thought for Collins and bandmates Peter Case and Jack Lee, but the underground rock & roll world is a better place for it. But until now, the real details of the origins of The Nerves, Breakaways, and The BEAT have eluded most of us, so with this tome of incredible survival stories from the trenches, Paul Collins opens up and reveals all the drama, victories and defeats with such an impassioned voice, you won’t be able to put it down. The coverage of the pre-Punk 1975 landscape of both LA and San Francisco is unmatched, and your mind will be BLOWN.

Featuring TONS of previously unseen photos, flyers and ephemera from the earliest days of The Nerves lineup as a FOUR PIECE, to the legal documents challenging The Paul Collins BEAT vs The English Beat, to the ill-fated Nerves reunion, and so much in between. Truly a smorgasbord of juicy details and revelatory discoveries await, balancing the failures with triumphs from the mid 1970s to the mid 2000s, when Paul returned to the touring circuit. From literally renting out a space for the first documented Punk show in Los Angeles in March of 1977, to The Screamers story about buying a copy of The Nerves EP at the Capitol Records swap meet and smashing it to pieces- it’s all in there, along with so many more soon-to-be-legendary tales from the real trenches you don’t usually rise out from unscathed….

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We’ve pulled together a killer Archival 7″ single to go with the book, featuring the elusive non-LP track “There She Goes” by THE BEAT (featured on the CADDYSHACK Motion Picture Soundtrack!) in a demo version from 1979, backed with the original 1978 demo of “Walking Out On Love” as performed by the first lineup of The BREAKAWAYS!

Pressed in 45 rpm on the world’s most perfect format, you really can’t lose!

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I Don’t Fit In: My Wild Ride Through The Punk and Power Pop Trenches with The NERVES and THE BEAT

HZB-009
272 pages, paperback
FIRST EDITION of 500 copies: SOLD OUT
SECOND EDITION of 500 copies: AVAILABLE SOON
ISBN: 978-0-9963319-9-9

After two long years of painstaking research and development, we present to you, the first major memoir covering the birth of DIY Power Pop, from Paul Collins. From its initial conception as a film script to its re-birth as a full-bore rock & roll revelation, this is one crazy story from beginning to end. Outlining the first National DIY cross-country tour by an unsigned band in 1977, and by default, creating the pathway for the true indie underground network of the 80s to take as a template. It wasn’t even a second thought for Collins and bandmates Peter Case and Jack Lee, but the underground rock & roll world is a better place for it. But until now, the real details of the origins of The Nerves, Breakaways, and The BEAT have eluded most of us, so with this tome of incredible survival stories from the trenches, Paul Collins opens up and reveals all the drama, victories and defeats with such an impassioned voice, you won’t be able to put it down. The coverage of the pre-Punk 1975 landscape of both LA and San Francisco is unmatched, and your mind will be BLOWN.

Featuring TONS of previously unseen photos, flyers and ephemera from the earliest days of The Nerves lineup as a FOUR PIECE, to the legal documents challenging The Paul Collins BEAT vs The English Beat, to the ill-fated Nerves reunion, and so much in between. Truly a smorgasbord of juicy details and revelatory discoveries await, balancing the failures with triumphs from the mid 1970s to the mid 2000s, when Paul returned to the touring circuit. From literally renting out a space for the first documented Punk show in Los Angeles in March of 1977, to The Screamers story about buying a copy of The Nerves EP at the Capitol Records swap meet and smashing it to pieces- it’s all in there, along with so many more soon-to-be-legendary tales from the real trenches you don’t usually rise out from unscathed…

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PROMO POSTERS :

Please Kill Me feature HERE

DANGEROUS MINDS chapter excerpt feature HERE

RockandRoll Army Review HERE

Paul Collins interview on Hanging On the Telephone Podcast HERE

Stream the Paul Collins’ BEAT video collection HERE:

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SHIPPING NOW: Whirlywirld LP, Eddie Criss Group LP, 14th Wish 7″


HZR-212, 213, 214
ORDER HoZac Archival Summer 3-Pack / SHIPPING MID-JULY 2020

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HoZac Archival presents three new HOT releases for Summer 2020:

WHIRLYWIRLD The Complete Studio Works 1978-80: One of Australia’s earliest underground electronic bands, remastered and reissued for the first time since its 1986 pressing on Missing Link. Featuring Ollie Olsen (The REALS, YOUNG CHARLATANS, MAX Q, etc) and John Murphy (NEWS, SPK, etc), for fans of Primitive Calculators, Silver Apples, Joy Division, Suicide, Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire.

EDDIE CRISS GROUP Undertaker LP from 1980, originally released on Orange Records, and produced by David Peel. This long-long punk/glam/outsider rock gem has been lost for 40 years, and now remastered gloriously. Featuring SCORCHING lead guitar from MC-5’s WAYNE KRAMER during his GG Allin/Gang War era, this is one lost punk-era LP you just can’t miss. For fans of GG Allin & The Jabbers, The Fingers, Killer Kane Band, The Nothing, Breakouts, Corpse Grinders, Sinatras, MC-5.

14th WISH 7″ from 1980, also released on David Peel’s notorious Orange Records during the tail end of the first PUNK wave, this single somehow eluded every known-collector we’ve encountered. Insane TAPEWORM-style lead guitar on both sides and irresistible sloptacular slovenly vocals, this is one lost KBD gem you won’t know how you’ve lived without. For fans of Tapeworm, GG Allin & the Jabbers, Freestone, The Trend, Mentally Ill, The Gears, Killed By Death compilations.

FREE PROMO POSTERS to the FIRST 100 ORDERS for both LPs (while supplies last)

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SHIPPING NOW: Dodged & Burned BOOK- Seminal Rock Photography 1976-84 by Brian Shanley

It’s finally come to fruition. Chicago photographer & graphic designer Brian Shanley may best known for his work with Wax Trax! Records during the 1980s, but for the first time anywhere, Hozac Books has collected his seminal band photographs that he shot during his time before settling in at the record label’s art department. Most of these incredible shots are previously unpublished, and not even seen by many of the bands themselves. From 1976 to 1984, Brian Shanley fixated himself at the epicenter of whichever show was happening around Chicago (and a few from NYC and London as well) and locked in on the talent. Setting his craft apart from most of his photographer brethren, Shanley focused on portrait-style shots of bands that rarely ever sat still, and along with his trusty camera, was welcomed into a world where most people aren’t allowed to tread.

You won’t find a better snapshot of the fledgling 70s Chicago punk scene than in Dodged & Burned, which collects rare images of bands such as Epicycle, The Imports, Sundog Summit, Special Affect, and more, that escaped attention and fame at the time, yet still are firmly rooted in the city’s rich music history. But that still can’t overshadow Shanley’s incredible shots of the new and exciting touring bands that criss-crossed the US passing thru Chicago on many of their maiden voyages, most of which have never been seen before anywhere.

Featuring a Foreword by Sub Pop Records’ founder BRUCE PAVITT, he fondly recalls meeting Shanley in the early 1980s when his Chicago-based fanzine Subterranean Pop ran their first ads that Shanley designed for Wax Trax, as well as an introduction by David Kendrick (DEVO, Sparks, Gleaming Spires) and commentary by Kevin Haskins (Bauhaus, Love & Rockets, Tones on Tail).

SHIPPING NOW – ORDER HERE!

HZB-010
123 pages
FIRST EDITION of 400 copies, paperback (1st 50 copies SIGNED by the artist as well!)
ISBN: 978-0-9963319-8-2

FREE PROMO POSTERS ship with the FIRST 100 orders (while supplies last)

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Dodged & Burned: Seminal Rock Photography 1976-1984

D+B-Front600

HZB-010
ISBN: 978-0-9963319-8-2
123 pages
First edition of 400

It’s finally come to fruition. Chicago photographer & graphic designer Brian Shanley may best known for his work with Wax Trax! Records during the 1980s, but for the first time anywhere, Hozac Books has collected his seminal band photographs that he shot during his time before settling in at the record label’s art department. Most of these incredible shots are previously unpublished, and not even seen by many of the bands themselves. From 1976 to 1984, Brian Shanley fixated himself at the epicenter of whichever show was happening around Chicago (and a few from NYC and London as well) and locked in on the talent. Setting his craft apart from most of his photographer brethren, Shanley focused on portrait-style shots of bands that rarely ever sat still, and along with his trusty camera, was welcomed into a world where most people aren’t allowed to tread.

You won’t find a better snapshot of the fledgling 70s Chicago punk scene than in Dodged & Burned, which collects rare images of bands such as Epicycle, The Imports, Sundog Summit, Special Affect, and more, that escaped attention and fame at the time, yet still are firmly rooted in the city’s rich music history. But that still can’t overshadow Shanley’s incredible shots of the new and exciting touring bands that criss-crossed the US passing thru Chicago on many of their maiden voyages, most of which have never been seen before anywhere.

Featuring a Foreword by Sub Pop Records’ founder BRUCE PAVITT, he fondly recalls meeting Shanley in the early 1980s when his Chicago-based fanzine Subterranean Pop ran their first ads that Shanley designed for Wax Trax, as well as an introduction by David Kendrick (DEVO, Sparks, Gleaming Spires) and commentary by Kevin Haskins (Bauhaus, Love & Rockets, Tones on Tail).

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SHIPPING NOW: SONNY VINCENT 69-76 Archival LP

Sonny Vincent, known as the founding member of NYC punk heroes, TESTORS has unearthed a collection of never-before heard recordings from his proto-punk days with this new LP collection. Compiling unreleased tracks from DISTANCE (1969-71), FURY (1972), and LIQUID DIAMONDS (1973-75), as well as one of the earliest TESTORS demos from 1976, this LP collection shines a light on one of New York City’s darkest corners of punk history.

Shipping NOW, First 100 orders come with FREE PROMO POSTER from the DISTANCE, DOGS & SUICIDE show from 1973 (below, only a few left!),

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SHIPPING NOW: We Were Living In Cincinnati 1975-82 comp LP

WE WERE LIVING IN CINCINNATI is the culmination of a long-idealized project from Peter Aaron of the Chrome Cranks, who amassed a large collection of Cincinnati-area records and demo tapes from the 70s & 80s, lots of which have never been comped before, and four of which are presented here on vinyl for the first time anywhere. We all love the incredible music from Ohio’s other more well-known punk spawning grounds, and Ohio is THE Mesopotamia of Punk after all, so it’s our great pleasure to release another lesser-known corner of the state’s rich underground music history for you, and man is it gonna change your mind about Cincinnati!

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check out the previously unreleased track “Sleeping Around” from THE DENTS (1979):


PREVIEW video teaser here:


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BACK IN STOCK: I’m Just The Drummer BOOK

Hozac Books is proud to present our third art book, I’m Just The Drummer the Bob Bert artist compendium of photography and interviews, establishing his irreplaceable link between the 1970s No Wave movement and contemporary noise rock. Although Bert’s immediate work is best known drumming in his wide array of musical projects he’s been involved with (such as SONIC YOUTH, PUSSY GALORE, CHROME CRANKS, LYDIA LUNCH, and many more) since the early 1980s, the focus of his book isn’t drum-centric as it is an encapsulation of the artistic world he’s developed within. It’s not a drumming instructional guide, or a critical assessment of how the drummers in bands are treated, but a 200+ page guide through Bob’s musically adventurous life, and what a ride! Starting out with his teenage love of photography and his process of capturing the underground downtown figureheads as well as the emerging unknown No Wave bands, Bob was just as much of an enthusiastic fan of music as he was a fixture in some of the most crucial music of the 1980s, 90s, and beyond. And that’s what’s really important in the long run, as his excitement for music bursts from each page, providing the springboard to his long-running life in bands on the fringe of the mainstream.

HZB-008
200+ pages, paperback
SECOND EDITION of 400 copies
ISBN: 978-0-9963319-7-5

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ORDER SECOND EDITION HERE, SHIPPING NOW

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Trampoline Team new LP + European Tour

SHIT-HOT second LP coming THIS SUMMER, and don’t miss ’em on tour in Europe in August:

Sun 8/11 Aarhus Denmark
Mon 8/12 Copenhagen @ Mayhem
Tue 8/13 Gothenburg
Wed 8/14 Stockholm @ Vielle Montagne
Thu 8/15 Malmo @ Massingshornet
Fri 8/16 Berlin @ Bei Ruth
Sat 8/17 Leipzig Germany
Sun 8/18 Prague Czech Republic
Mon 8/19 Vienna Austria
Tue 8/20 Zagreb Croatia @ Klub Mocvara
Wed 8/21 Venice Italy
Thu 8/22 Bergamo Italy
Fri 8/23 Bologna Italy @ Freak Show
Sat 8/24 Teramo Italy
Sun 8/25 Naples Italy
Mon 8/26 Mantova Italy
Tue 8/27 Kreuzlingen Switzerland @ Horst
Wed 8/28 Heidelberg Germany @ Schmitthelm
Thu 8/29 Hamburg Germany @ Hafenklang
Fri 8/30 Hamburg Germany
Sat 8/31 Hamburg Germany