From the Graveyard of the Arousal Industry by Justin Pearson

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As an adolescent, Justin Pearson moved with his mother from “Shit Creek Phoenix, AZ” to sunny San Diego after his father was murdered on Halloween. There, he fell in with a subculture of young musicians playing some of the most original and brutal music in the world. Turns out the chaos of Pearson’s bands — The Locust, Swing Kids, and Some Girls — is nothing compared to the madness of his life.
An icon of the West Coast noise and punk scene, Pearson managed to arrive at adulthood by outsmarting skinheads and dodging equally threatening violence at home. Once there, the struggle continued, with Pearson getting beat up on Jerry Springer and, on more than one occasion, chased out of town by ferociously angry audiences.
From the Graveyard of the Arousal Industry is the outrageously candid story of Pearson’s life. In loving, meticulous detail, Pearson gives readers the dirt behind each rivalry, riff, and lineup change.

About Justin Pearson

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Vocalist, lyricist, and bassist Justin Pearson’s bands, past and present, include The Locust, All Leather, Some Girls, Holy Molar, Swing Kids, The Crimson Curse, Head Wound City, Ground Unicorn Horn, and Struggle. He runs the independent record label Three One G. Traveling worldwide with his bands, Pearson has encountered many strange things in his time. He lives in San Diego.
Published April 10, 2010 by Soft Skull Press. 210 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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