Sam McPheeters was born in Ohio and raised in upstate New
York. In 1981, at age twelve, he co-authored Travelers Tales:
Rumors and Legends of the Albany-Saratoga Region. Starting in
1989, he sang for Born Against, Men's Recovery Project, and
Wrangler Brutes, touring seventeen times across North America,
Europe, and Japan. Since 2009, he has written for Criterion,
Vice, and The Village Voice, among others. He
currently lives in Pomona, CA, with his wife.
"Mutations is the memoir that hardcore punk needs."--Pitchfork
"I couldn't put Sam McPheeters' book Mutations down. I
tore through it in a day and a half, skipping meals and work along
--Vol. 1 Brooklyn "An absolutely essential study for students and fans of the Punk Rock movement in music, "Mutations: The Many Strange Faces of Hardcore Punk" is an extraordinary and pitch-perfect history."
--Midwest Book Review