My Riot PDF Þ Hardcover

My Riot PDF Þ Hardcover

My Riot [Read] ➪ My Riot Author Roger Miret – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Gangs of New York meets Mean Streets in this brutally honest memoir about surviving the treacherous 1980s Lower East Side and finding refuge and a voice in musicFilled with danger drugs and abrasive m Gangs of New York meets Mean Streets in this brutally honest memoir about surviving the treacherous s Lower East Side and finding refuge and a voice in musicFilled with danger drugs and abrasive music My Riot is the definitive insider account of the volatile New York hardcore scene of the early s With Roger Miret as front man legendary band Agnostic Front’s focused fury and aggression defined the times and continue to resonate todayBorn in Cuba Roger Miret fled with his family to the US to escape the Castro regime Through vivid language and graphic details Miret recounts growing up in a strange new land with a tyrannical abusive stepfather and the roles that poverty and violence played in shaping the toughness that became critical to his survival In his teen years he finds himself suatting in abandoned buildings with other runaways and victims of similar childhood trauma Soon he becomes a respected and feared kingpin of the scene and a protector of its misfits and outcastsMiret’s gripping memoir is a testament to the perils of growing up too young too fast and finding redemption through sheer strength perseverance and courageRoger Miret is the godfather of the New York hardcore scene He joined Agnostic Front in Jon Wiederhorn is the co author of Louder Than Hell The Definitive Oral History of Metal Ministry with Al Jourgensen and I’m the Man with Scott Ian He has written for Revolver Rolling Stone and SPIN among others.


10 thoughts on “My Riot

  1. Steve Rabideau Steve Rabideau says:

    Hands down one of the best and most interesting autobiographies I've ever read This isn't your usual rock star tale of going hungry for a little while then becoming a millionaire and telling stories of excess This is a book by a legend who has literally bled for his musicRoger Miret is a legend in the Hardcore and Punk communities and rightfully so His story is wild and crazy This book is well written and a uick read You don't have to be a fan of Agnostic Front to enjoy it This is just as much a book about struggling to survive in gritty 1980's New York the life of an immigrant trying to belong and a father doing whatever he can to provide for his familyIf you are reading because you're an Agnostic Front fan there is plenty here for you Roger chronicles their whole discography and the events surrounding it If you're reading because you want a great story on an interesting man there is plenty here also Would definitely recommend


  2. Me Me says:

    This book is about a hardcore band I went to see at CBGB Ritz and others places I didn't know these guys personally but saw them around I truly connected to their anger and energy The book reminded me of the old New York People new to NYC will never understand those old days and the insanity Crackheads hookers junkies tagging kids stripped cars on blocks burned out buildings etc I give Roger credit for being open about many things he endured Life has really kicked him in the balls but he keeps going You have to respect that It took a ton of courage to be this openI am glad to he survived and am giving him 5 stars for itOverall is one of the best rock books I have read It would make a great Netflix mini series


  3. Nick Cato Nick Cato says:

    Addictive account of the NYC lower east side hardcore scene in the early days as seen through the eyes of one of its most loved and feared figures I learned a lot about this scene I had spent some time in and I loved the no BS style of story telling Regardless of doing what he had to to survive Roger Miret's life story presents a stand up guy who found his own way and is a true lover of his family friends and the scene he helped create Any fan of NYHC should rip through this in no time


  4. Gina Gina says:

    Loved this book and this guy Roger is the epitome of someone who has faced adversity learned from it remains kind humble open honest fierce as you will learn as he allows you into very personal parts of his life in this book It was a fascinating read Roger's vivid memories brought back many of my own from the LES scene of the 80's It's an honor to know him then now and I am thrilled for his continued success


  5. Jason Weber Jason Weber says:

    I read this book in 2 sittings on the beach A must read for any NYHC music fan Roger does not hold back telling his ups downs and everything in between about his life and career I've seen Agnostic Front live many many times and they never disappoint and neither does this book READ it NOW


  6. Milos Milos says:

    Very interesting book a lot of informations about early NYHC scene Very easy for reading and straight to the point


  7. Ian Clary Ian Clary says:

    Excellent book I read it in two days almost without stopping Written by Roger Miret the singer of one of my favourite hardcore bands Agnostic Front It tells his story of immigrating from Cuba and growing up in a violent family that eventually left him on the streets of early 80s New York City Miret is rightly described as one of the godfathers of New York hardcore He was on the ground level when the scene began at venues like A7 Max's Kansas City and of course CBGB He describes what life was like living in suats abandoned apartments in NYC's notorious Lower East Side Life was filled with violence drugs and music The whole book is littered with legendary bands and figures like Raybeez Vinnie Stigma Jimmy Gestapo and the rest; literally a who's who of New York hardcore The stories in here are at times entirely insaneBut there is also a strong redemption theme in the book as Miret has a child and gets married just before being imprisoned for drug dealing The prison stories are unreal Having a child really impacts him and slowly through his own maturation and the strength of his band he moves his way out of the riot of his life and establishes himself as one of the great figures of American music Iconic is an over used word but it's appropriate for Miret But as iconic as his stature is he seems like an approachable and likable kind of guy I would love to meet himThe book is written with a raw honesty much like his music I learned a lot not only about New York hardcore but about life from Miret I'm glad I read this


  8. Mary Donnelly Mary Donnelly says:

    This is “not my genre” of music but after an intriguing sociology project led me to conduct ualitative research on the New York Hardcore scene I came to understand how influential Agnostic Front is among the key players After watching the Showtime documentary on the band I learned that Roger Miret had written this memoir He’s no literary genius and despite having worked with a co author there are sections of prose that rely heavily on the same overused words and phrases and the narrative barely makes an effort to follow some sort of timeline Still it’s raw and real an account of what it’s like for a child of Cuban descent to come of age on the streets of New York’s LES in the early days of CBGBs Miret suffered through uite a bit domestic violence extreme poverty drug and alcohol abuse prison and many failed relationships He makes explicit connections from these life events and his lyrics but most importantly he explains how the “brotherhood” of the NYHC scene helped him find his place in the world Worth a read for any punk fan of the 80s and 90s


  9. Devon Anderson Devon Anderson says:

    review to come excellent read


  10. Shane Smith Shane Smith says:

    Great book Much detailed and structurally a better book than Harley Flannegan's though I enjoyed both It painted a pretty vivid picture of that old NYHC scene with some awesome stories


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10 thoughts on “My Riot

  1. Steve Rabideau Steve Rabideau says:

    Hands down one of the best and most interesting autobiographies I've ever read This isn't your usual rock star tale of going hungry for a little while then becoming a millionaire and telling stories of excess This is a book by a legend who has literally bled for his musicRoger Miret is a legend in the Hardcore and Punk communities and rightfully so His story is wild and crazy This book is well written and a uick read You don't have to be a fan of Agnostic Front to enjoy it This is just as much a book about struggling to survive in gritty 1980's New York the life of an immigrant trying to belong and a father doing whatever he can to provide for his familyIf you are reading because you're an Agnostic Front fan there is plenty here for you Roger chronicles their whole discography and the events surrounding it If you're reading because you want a great story on an interesting man there is plenty here also Would definitely recommend

  2. Me Me says:

    This book is about a hardcore band I went to see at CBGB Ritz and others places I didn't know these guys personally but saw them around I truly connected to their anger and energy The book reminded me of the old New York People new to NYC will never understand those old days and the insanity Crackheads hookers junkies tagging kids stripped cars on blocks burned out buildings etc I give Roger credit for being open about many things he endured Life has really kicked him in the balls but he keeps going You have to respect that It took a ton of courage to be this openI am glad to he survived and am giving him 5 stars for itOverall is one of the best rock books I have read It would make a great Netflix mini series

  3. Nick Cato Nick Cato says:

    Addictive account of the NYC lower east side hardcore scene in the early days as seen through the eyes of one of its most loved and feared figures I learned a lot about this scene I had spent some time in and I loved the no BS style of story telling Regardless of doing what he had to to survive Roger Miret's life story presents a stand up guy who found his own way and is a true lover of his family friends and the scene he helped create Any fan of NYHC should rip through this in no time

  4. Gina Gina says:

    Loved this book and this guy Roger is the epitome of someone who has faced adversity learned from it remains kind humble open honest fierce as you will learn as he allows you into very personal parts of his life in this book It was a fascinating read Roger's vivid memories brought back many of my own from the LES scene of the 80's It's an honor to know him then now and I am thrilled for his continued success

  5. Jason Weber Jason Weber says:

    I read this book in 2 sittings on the beach A must read for any NYHC music fan Roger does not hold back telling his ups downs and everything in between about his life and career I've seen Agnostic Front live many many times and they never disappoint and neither does this book READ it NOW

  6. Milos Milos says:

    Very interesting book a lot of informations about early NYHC scene Very easy for reading and straight to the point

  7. Ian Clary Ian Clary says:

    Excellent book I read it in two days almost without stopping Written by Roger Miret the singer of one of my favourite hardcore bands Agnostic Front It tells his story of immigrating from Cuba and growing up in a violent family that eventually left him on the streets of early 80s New York City Miret is rightly described as one of the godfathers of New York hardcore He was on the ground level when the scene began at venues like A7 Max's Kansas City and of course CBGB He describes what life was like living in suats abandoned apartments in NYC's notorious Lower East Side Life was filled with violence drugs and music The whole book is littered with legendary bands and figures like Raybeez Vinnie Stigma Jimmy Gestapo and the rest; literally a who's who of New York hardcore The stories in here are at times entirely insaneBut there is also a strong redemption theme in the book as Miret has a child and gets married just before being imprisoned for drug dealing The prison stories are unreal Having a child really impacts him and slowly through his own maturation and the strength of his band he moves his way out of the riot of his life and establishes himself as one of the great figures of American music Iconic is an over used word but it's appropriate for Miret But as iconic as his stature is he seems like an approachable and likable kind of guy I would love to meet himThe book is written with a raw honesty much like his music I learned a lot not only about New York hardcore but about life from Miret I'm glad I read this

  8. Mary Donnelly Mary Donnelly says:

    This is “not my genre” of music but after an intriguing sociology project led me to conduct ualitative research on the New York Hardcore scene I came to understand how influential Agnostic Front is among the key players After watching the Showtime documentary on the band I learned that Roger Miret had written this memoir He’s no literary genius and despite having worked with a co author there are sections of prose that rely heavily on the same overused words and phrases and the narrative barely makes an effort to follow some sort of timeline Still it’s raw and real an account of what it’s like for a child of Cuban descent to come of age on the streets of New York’s LES in the early days of CBGBs Miret suffered through uite a bit domestic violence extreme poverty drug and alcohol abuse prison and many failed relationships He makes explicit connections from these life events and his lyrics but most importantly he explains how the “brotherhood” of the NYHC scene helped him find his place in the world Worth a read for any punk fan of the 80s and 90s

  9. Devon Anderson Devon Anderson says:

    review to come excellent read

  10. Shane Smith Shane Smith says:

    Great book Much detailed and structurally a better book than Harley Flannegan's though I enjoyed both It painted a pretty vivid picture of that old NYHC scene with some awesome stories

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