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R. Rock Enterprises pmu Roger Gastman Pump Me Up - DC Subculture of the 1980s

Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s explores the thriving underground of Washington, D.C., during the 1980s, giving visual form to the raucous energy of graffiti, Go-Go music, and a world-renowned punk and hardcore scene.

This book, which serves as the catalog to the corresponding exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, explores the visual culture of the “other D.C.,” demonstrating its place in the history of street art as well as that of America’s capital city. The book traces the history of graffiti in Washington while emphasizing its inextricable ties to the burgeoning forms of local music, including Go-Go and hardcore punk.

Compiled by Roger Gastman with Iley Brown, Caleb Neelon & Joseph Pattisall