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Hard Core Logo

by Michael Turner

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list price: $16.95
edition:Paperback
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category: Fiction
published: Sep 1996
ISBN:9781551520339
publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
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Note: This edition is no longer available; new edition: ISBN 9781551523415.

Hard Core Logo is an epistolary novel that portrays a punk rock band reunited for one last shot at glory.
Adapting a scrapbook approach, consisting of monologues, conversations, letters, interviews, photographs, and related paraphernalia (including posters, invoices and contracts), Hard Core Logo tells the story of Joe Dick, an unrepentant, true-blue punk rocker, whose no-holds-barred approach to music was severely undermined by the breakup of his band, Hard Core Logo, done in by changing times and fortunes. However, when he and the band are asked by a longtime fan to reunited for an environmental benefit, his passions are once again stirred, and he convinces his bandmates to turn the one-time reunion into an actual tour.
The book provides a fascinating, warts-and-all glimpse into the life and times of a rock band, and the dichotomy between the grim realities of life on the road, and the rock'n'roll spirit that inspired them in the first place.
Hard Core Logo was made into a feature film by director Bruce McDonald, debuting at the Cannes Film Festival in 1996 to rave reviews.
There is also a "tribute" to Hard Core Logo CD from BMG and Hard Core Logo has also been adapted for radio; a stage version will debut in Vancouver in 2010.

About the Author
Michael Turner was born in North Vancouver, B.C. in 1962 and spent his teenage summers working in the Skeena River salmon fishery. After high school, he travelled through Europe and North Africa, eventually to the University of Victoria, where he completed a BA (anthropology) in 1986. Between 1987-1993 he sang and played banjo in Hard Rock Miners; upon his retirement from touring, he opened the Malcolm Lowry Room (1993-1997). His first book, Company Town (Arsenal Pulp, 1991), was nominated for a Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. His second book, Hard Core Logo (Arsenal Pulp, 1993), was adapted to feature-film. Kingsway (1995), American Whiskey Bar (Arsenal Pulp, 1997), The Pornographer’s Poem (Doubleday, 1999) and 8x10 (New Star, 2009) followed. A frequent collaborator, he has written scripts with Stan Douglas, poems with Geoffrey Farmer and songs with cub, Dream Warriors, Fishbone and Kinnie Starr. He blogs at this address mtwebsit@blogspot.com.
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Editorial Reviews

"Turner's clear observations and dark wit illuminate real-life rock 'n' roll more forcefully than any number of celebrity bios ever could"
-The Georgia Straight

— Georgia Straight

"A bitterly enjoyable and humorously hard-edged insider's look into the music industry--a rollicking glimpse between the liner notes."
-Toronto Star

— Toronto Star

So authentic that it practically gives off feedback.
-NOW

— NOW

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