Disco's Out...Murder's In!: The True Story of Frank the Shank and L.A.'s Deadliest Punk Rock Gang

Disco s Out Murder s In The True Story of Frank the Shank and L A s Deadliest Punk Rock Gang Librarian s Note An alternate cover for this ISBN can be found hereFamous for its revolutionary aspects in musical political sexual identity and consumerist ideas punk rock also has its lesser know

  • Title: Disco's Out...Murder's In!: The True Story of Frank the Shank and L.A.'s Deadliest Punk Rock Gang
  • Author: Heath Mattioli DaveSpacone
  • ISBN: 9781627310185
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Paperback
  • Librarian s Note An alternate cover for this ISBN can be found hereFamous for its revolutionary aspects in musical, political, sexual identity and consumerist ideas, punk rock also has its lesser known gangster ethos as well, explained here by players in the various punk gangs.The Los Angeles, Orange County, and South Bay punk scenes, populated by blue collar kids who resLibrarian s Note An alternate cover for this ISBN can be found hereFamous for its revolutionary aspects in musical, political, sexual identity and consumerist ideas, punk rock also has its lesser known gangster ethos as well, explained here by players in the various punk gangs.The Los Angeles, Orange County, and South Bay punk scenes, populated by blue collar kids who responded to the violence and aggression of punk songs and shows A number of them formed punk gangs that got into beatings, drug dealing and murder Among them, no gang was notorious than La Mirada Punks, or LMP.Says LMP chieftain Frank the Shank after getting arrested by police for murder After having my hands in so much bloodshed over the years, I most certainly had it coming I deserved whatever I got Unexpectedly Frank was bailed out from prison by his father s friend, a mob gangster Too many people died at the hands of punk rock violence, said Frank I got lucky, some didn t As an ultra violent punk rock gangster, I admit my part in ruining the scene L.A punk was a magical moment of youth expression like no other And the gangs ruined punk rock I still have people telling me today that they quit punk because of LMP I dig graves at a small cemetery just outside Los Angeles What else would you expect for Frank the Shank Cover illustration by the renowned Raymond Pettibon Disco s Out Murder s In is one of my favorite books of all time I devoured it An absolute page turner It s an exciting and visceral account of the LA suburbs in the 80 s and an anti coming of age story It felt like I was right there This book is so fucking punk READ IT Terry Richardson Photographer Director If you ve never been in the jungle, a story about a tiger is just a story Yes, you may shiver but to you, it s still just a story, an exciting escape from your every day life But not to me, I ve been in the Jungle, I ve been bitten by tigers, chased by animals, and faced death in the tree line It s real, it s frightening, and the savagery of that world haunts you forever I was afraid when I read this book I caught my fingers tracing over old scars as I turned the pages, and I knew it was real You can tell yourself that people like this don t exist, but they do, and they would be pleased to meet you in the dark night of a hardcore boulevard Disco s out Murder s in Jack Grisham Author Singer TSOL

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    1. Heath Mattioli DaveSpacone

      Heath Mattioli was born the only son of a Los Angeles police officer on April 27, 1969 in Hollywood, California, USA An in betweener, with an eye and ear for authenticity and distinct focus on obsession and criminality He resides in a historic Spanish gem overlooking the boulevards he fell in love with.

    266 thoughts on “Disco's Out...Murder's In!: The True Story of Frank the Shank and L.A.'s Deadliest Punk Rock Gang”

    1. Good god what an amazing read. Even if you are not a fan of punk music, this is just an amazing story of kids just running wild. Between the punks and the gangs in Compton, I wonder what the hell was going on in LA to create this kind of scene of violent youths. This is a first person account that will immerse you in a crazy scene with brutal honesty. I wish I could give this book a higher rating.


    2. "Disco’s Out, Murder’s In” is a brutal insider story of LA gang life in the early 80’s. Told through the eyes a surviving gang member. Hell bent on destruction, fueled by drugs and punk rock, with a future-less-future the gang sets out to take out any other rival gang. Fist fights quickly escalate to knife fights and those soon graduate to assault rifle shoot outs. Thank your lucky stars that your version of punk rock didn’t go down this way!


    3. "Disco's Out, Murder's In" is a very descriptive and entertaining book about gang life in the early 80s halcyon days of L.A. Punk. I actually devoured it in less than a day, it's a real page turner. I recommend it to fans of non-fiction, true crime and rock & roll.


    4. Were you a wayward youth in LA County in the 80's?Did you like punk rock?If you said yes, this is your history. But, you may need your "readers" to get through the 10pt font.Wasn't sure I could stomach this book due to the violence. Yet, I couldn't put it down until it was over. The context just made for a gripping story. History, sadly. If you were there during this era and listened to the music, you were a part of this history. You knew these kids. They were your neighbors, your school mates, [...]




    5. Great one! I knew it was a questionable decision to start this one during the week, but it ended up being totally worth the lost sleep.


    6. "Bands were telling you to destroy society. LMPs took this message literally."Disco's OutMurder's In!: The True Story of Frank the Shank and L.A.'s Deadliest Punk Rock Gang by Heath Mattioli and David Spacone is a killer read. Quite literally. Some of the scenes unnerved me, took my breath away as the writing cuts like a well used knife. Sharp with raw edges. Just because this is a punk rock story doesn’t mean it can’t be smart and it is. Clever the way the authors pull you in from the first [...]


    7. Learned about this book while cruising through the usually insane and vile comments section of a punk music website.Wow. This book is friggin’ brutal. I thought I witnessed my fair share of insanity growing up in the tri-state area and going to countless punk shows in and around NYC. Guns drawn (although never used), brass-knuckles falling out of skinhead girl’s flight jackets, hammers and ax handles tucked into the back of jeans, steel-toes, empty 40 oz. beer bottles, neon beer signs – I [...]



    8. This book caught me off guard. This was absolutely true for the time; The threat of violence, the gangs and the feeling it was all going to end a la nuclear holocaust. Anybody who questions this behavior, obviously was an outsider. Hardcore Punk rock in Los Angeles was scary shit. Read the blogs, do your research. Many people lost their lives. I grew up in Norwalk and lived a very similar story. I wasn't quite as violent but many of my pals were. Most are dead now or locked up. Thank you for wri [...]


    9. Scary! Crazy, crazy good story that fills in a blank chapter in L.A. Punk history: There were punk gangs, as real as the cholos they respected and kept their turf distant from, all priding themselves on racial inclusion and other punk values (the chapter where the Oi! movement in England gives these guys a kick in the ass and something to aspire to is interesting) . . . but, still, there were real tussles that ended up in bludgeoning, death, and scores to settle or scenes to keep in line.It's cr [...]



    10. This was a great book. Lots of messed up gang violence going on in LA at that time with detailed descriptions of the bloodiest moments caused by the La Mirada Punks.


    11. Very readable and engrossing look at the gangland side of the first wave of Los Angeles hardcore. As other reviewers have noted, it's only a good editor away from a five-star rating.However, like all autobiographies, there is the bullshit factor. The question is, how much bullshit? There's a long tradition of reformed criminals exaggerating their misdeeds and minimizing their mishaps. LMP seems to have had suspiciously long undefeated streak, and if you multiply LMP's body count by the number of [...]


    12. Entertaining. Not the best writing. I wonder how much of it is true, and ultimately if you'e an adult, you wind up not liking most of the characters. But it does capture a scene that as an east coaster in the 80's could be caught by Thrasher magazine. There is also at least one funny story regarding a major Hardcore personality.




    13. This books rules. As someone rapidly approaching middle age this is great encouragement for me to continue LARPing as a Reagan Era punker.


    14. To say I enjoyed this book, would be a massive understatement! Going to read again over holidays. High recommend it!


    15. This is a pretty fascinating read. Not sure how I feel about it on many levels. First of all, I find a lot of this hard to believe. Anytime I read one of these types of autobiographies it's always distorted to the teller's side of things and exaggerated beyond comprehension. So especially with this book, with it's myriad tales of murder, mayhem, assaults, rapes, and assorted felonies that seemingly went unsolved it's a little bit of a stretch. Almost every story and adventure involves Frank and [...]


    16. What none of the reviews tell you is that this book is a Christian testimonial of the "I-lived-an-awful-life-before-I-found-Jesus" type. As such, it's quite an awful life depicted in this one: drugs, sex, violence -epic violence- all set against the backdrop of 1980s Southern California hardcore punk. It's covert in its message, but it's here. That it is published by Feral House is surprising.In the end, most will read it for the depiction of a time long gone, when punk rock pushed past the tipp [...]


    17. A dispiriting "insider" history of the Socal punk scene of the early 80's, "Disco's Out . . . Murder's In" is for all intents and purposes an oral history of one man, "Frank the Shank"; it traces his evolution from a Little League baseball player to a homicidal thug. Punk gangs were really no different from other gangs in L.A. (Crips/Bloods). They were formed as neighborhood protection societies, and morphed into criminal enterprises. Frank's gang, LMP (La Mirada Punks) developed into one of the [...]


    18. Hmmm, pretty different from what I experienced in the punk rock scene. Not the best written book ever, but definitely gripping and compelling as the stories told would be hard to be anything but. Odd that it's presented in the first person as it's written by two people other than the narrator yet a real life account of past events. Glad I read this, also glad I personally experienced something incredibly different within "the scene."


    19. Overloaded with so much criminal violence, hard to believe. No jail time ever? Provides answers to many crimes that have probably been sitting unsolved. Suspiciously detailed accounts that were recalled years later. Lots of name dropping of bands when the L.A. punk rock scene was new and exciting.



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