Photos and Anecdotes From the DC Punk Underground ('79-'85)

see also Cynthia Connolly, Sharon Cheslow, and Leslie Clague
Banned In DC
by Cynthia Connolly, Leslie Clague, Sharon Cheslow
Sun Dog Propaganda
7th Edition
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Jeff Nelson and Vivien Greene photos below copyright Sharon Cheslow

Eddie Janney book cover photo copyright Jay Rabinowitz
banned in dc Banned in DC: Photos and Anecdotes From the DC Punk Underground ('79-'85) was originally compiled in the late 1980s by Cynthia Connolly, Leslie Clague, and Sharon Cheslow (with additional editing by Lydia Ely) to document the late 1970s/early 1980s DC area punk/hardcore scene, and published in December 1988 by Cynthia's Sun Dog Propaganda small press. The book includes photographs, flyers, anecdotes and a detailed show list. Over 450 photos are featured in this 176-page book, including images by Devon Babler Agaba, Sharon Cheslow, Leslie Clague, Jem Cohen, Cynthia Connolly, Mary Diaz, Al Flipside, Glen E. Friedman, Kim Gregg, Rebecca Hammel, Stuart Hill, Mark Jenkins, Susie Josephson Horgan, Laura Lynch, Amanda MacKaye, Cristina Martinez, Dave McDuff, Ellie Moran, Peter Muise, Jeff Nelson, Steve Niles, Lucian Perkins, Naomi Peterson, Amy Pickering, Tiffany Pruitt, Bert Queiroz, Jay Rabinowitz, Malcolm Riviera, Jim Saah, Michael Salkind, Nancy Soshinsky, Tomas Squip, Jim Whitlaw, Lloyd Wolf, Sarah Frances Woodell, and others.
Jeff Nelson (Minor Threat)
The book documents such bands as: Nurses, Slickee Boys, Tru Fax & Insaniacs, Bad Brains, Black Market Baby, Trenchmouth, Enzymes, Teen Idles, Untouchables, Minor Threat, SOA, Youth Brigade, Tiny Desk Unit, 1/2 Japanese, Velvet Monkeys, Chalk Circle, Red C, Deadline, Government Issue (GI), Artificial Peace, White Zombies, Common Cause, Scream, Double O, Faith, Void, Marginal Man, Nuclear Crayons, Social Suicide, Hate From Ignorance, United Mutation, No Trend, Wurm Baby/Grand Mal, 9353, Bloody Mannequin Orchestra (BMO), Madhouse, Underground Soldier, Reptile House, Beefeater, Gray Matter, Dag Nasty, Sybil/Nike Chix, Embrace, Mission Impossible, Lunchmeat, and Rites of Spring, as well as the many people who were involved as label owners/workers, photographers, artists, zine writers, punk percussion protest against apartheid particpants, fans, etc.
Vivien Greene
Postcard from the Banned In DC photo exhibit at
Aquarius Records (Dec. 1998-Jan. 1999):
banned in dc

The book and Cynthia's layouts were included in the Corcoran Gallery of Art's "PUMP ME UP: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s" exhibit (2013)
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