Close Notification

Your cart does not contain any items

Punk, Post Punk, New Wave

Onstage, Backstage, In Your Face, 1978-1991

Michael Grecco Jim Sullivan Fred Schneider



In stock
Ready to ship


Harry N Abrams
01 November 2020
Photographer and filmmaker Michael Grecco was in the thick of things, documenting the club scene in places like Boston and New York as punk rock morphed into the postpunk and new wave movements that dominated from the late 70s to the early 90s. From Sex Pistols to Blondie, Talking Heads, Human Sexual Response, Elvis Costello, Joan Jett, The Ramones, and many others, Grecco captured in black and white and color the raw energy, sweat, and antics that characterized the alternative music of the time. In addition to concert photography, he shot album covers and promotional pieces that round out his impressively extensive photo collection. Grecco also has archival video footage of a few performances that offer a rare window into the era, material that could be useful surrounding the release of his book. The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles has offered Grecco an exhibition of his photographs to coincide with publication.
By:   Michael Grecco
Foreword by:   Fred Schneider
Introduction by:   Jim Sullivan
Imprint:   Harry N Abrams
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 216mm, 
ISBN:   9781419748547
ISBN 10:   1419748548
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   01 November 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Michael Grecco is an awardwinning commercial photographer and film director noted for his iconic celebrity portraits, innovative magazine covers, editorial images, and advertising spreads for NBC/Universal, GE, Pfizer, HBO, Kodak, ABC, IBM, Yahoo!, ESPN, WIRED, TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Premier, and more. His distinguished work is regularly featured in prestigious galleries such as Louis Stern, G. Ray Hawkins, Stephen Cohen, and Fahey Klein.

Reviews for Punk, Post Punk, New Wave: Onstage, Backstage, In Your Face, 1978-1991

In 162 gorgeous color and black-and-white photos, Grecco takes readers back to a vibrant bygone era as his camera captures the performers' raw energy and outrageousness both onstage and off. -- Newsday You can feel the intensity in every shot collected... -- The Boston Globe ...a heavyweight, gorgeously visual tome for the coolest of coffee tables. -- WickedLocal so many great eyes of his time, the punk rock scene of the late 70's and 80's, on both coasts, helped formulate his artistic individualism. Now that heady decade and a half are collected not only in his camera, but in the lavish new coffee table book... -- LA Weekly Acclaimed photographer Michael Grecco brings us back to the chaotic energy of punk rock era in the late 70s to early 90s... -- WGBH Whether an action shot from the stage wing or a quiet backstage portrait, the photographs provide another perspective on the bands and musicians that defined the energy, chaos, grit and creativity of punk, post-punk and new wave. -- Cool Hunting A photographic document of a critical pocket of the American punk scene in all its brash and seedy glory. -- Kirkus

See Also