Punk author, musician and collector Bob Suren will visit The Record Exchange to read and sign his new book “Crate Digger: An Obsession with Punk Records” at 6:30pm Thursday, Oct. 29. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.
ABOUT BOB SUREN AND ‘CRATE DIGGER’
Bob Suren discovered punk rock as a teenager and spent 30 years of his life obsessing about all aspects of the genre. He is the founder of Sound Idea Record Store, Sound Idea Distribution, Burrito Records and the band Failure Face.
In “Crate Digger,” Suren’s engaging memoir, a small town Florida teenager discovers punk rock through a loaned mix tape and before long, punk music and culture slowly takes over all aspects of his life. His new passion causes him to form a band, track down out-of-print records that he loves and begin to reissue them, open a record store, begin a record distribution operation as a public service, mentor a host of young musicians, and befriend all manner of punk luminaries along the way. Slowly, his life’s pursuit pushes him to the point of personal ruination and ultimately redemption.