New book! Preorder ‘City Baby’, the hilarious/harrowing G.B.H. memoir by Ross Lomas
Teenage punk rock milkman Ross Lomas strapped on a bass and joined G.B.H. onstage in 1981.
Leading the charge of U.K. hardcore punk, G.B.H. lit up British pubs, European squats, and American highways with a wall of sound and mile-high spikes. Living by his own rules, for better or for worse, Ross Lomas riots with violent skinheads, metal hippies, rip-off managers, Neil Sedaka, and the Argentine cavalry, and tries to make sense of adulthood. Ross and his G.B.H. family don’t escape unscathed, but they never surrender.
Grab a seat in the van, and prepare for a thirty-year odyssey, filled, beer by beer, with sick boys, maniacs, big women, fireworks, kindly old war veterans, baby carriages, and friendship. Bazillion Points ’re shipping heavily illustrated 300-page books in mid-November for just $9.95 plus shipping, including a limited metal pin bearing the band’s unofficial motto: “I’ll bet that never happened to the Clash!”.
‘CITY BABY: Surviving in Leather, Bristles, Studs, Punk Rock, and G.B.H‘, by bassist Ross Lomas, is a heavily illustrated 304-page high quality paperback from the publisher of ‘TOUCH AND GO: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine’79-’83′, ‘WE GOT POWER!: Hardcore Punk Scenes from 1980s Southern California’, and ‘NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990′. Read a sample chapter, “Drugs Party in 526″ at: