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A behind-the-scenes look at underground punk history, with stories about Jello Biafra, Black Flag, the Dead Boys, Raw Power, and more. Book, audiobook, and records now available from Microcosm!
A behind-the-scenes look at underground punk history, with stories about Jello Biafra, Black Flag, the Dead Boys, Raw Power, and more. Book, audiobook, and records now available from Microcosm!
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    A limited-edition Crate Digger vinyl sticker made just for this campaign, and our thanks!

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    A copy of Crate Digger and a special limited edition sticker. Enjoy!

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    A copy of Crate Digger, a digital download of a music mix made by Bob especially for Kickstarter backers, and a sticker.

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    Crate Digger, plus your choice of one out of five of our other punk books (see the project description for a list!), a mix by Bob, and a sticker!

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    Crate Digger, your choice of one out of the 5 other punk books listed in the project description, a music mix, a sticker... and Bob will craft an insult for you personally and shout it out on Facebook.

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    Be our BFF! A copy of Crate Digger, a mix, and sticker... plus a copy of every book Microcosm puts out for the six months afterward, shipped to you as they're released!

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    Original Art!!! Scott Charles Bentz's original "I wanna join the army dad!" illustration inspired by the We Can't Help It If We're From Florida chapter (see updates for photo) PLUS A copy of Crate Digger, a digital download of a music mix made by Bob especially for Kickstarter backers, and a sticker.

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    Ten copies of Crate Digger, mailed to you, plus ten stickers and a music mix. Perfect for superfans, prolific gift givers, record shops, and traveling bands with crowded merch tables.

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    Build your library! Crate Digger, plus all five of our extra punk books, plus a mix, plus a sticker, mailed to you!

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    Original Art!!! Chris Newcity's 1/1 "Dead Boys" print PLUS A copy of Crate Digger, a digital download of a music mix made by Bob especially for Kickstarter backers, and a sticker.

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    Collector's Special! Crate Digger, the five extra reward books for this project, plus a giant teetering stack of more books and zines about punk that we publish and think you'll dig. And a mix and a sticker!

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    Original Art!!! Bob's "Rock Lobster" illustration of a scene from the book, straight from his notebook to your wall. (See updates for photo) PLUS A copy of Crate Digger, a digital download of a music mix made by Bob especially for Kickstarter backers, and a sticker.

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    Crate Digger, your choice of 5 other punk books, a music mix, a sticker... and Bob will craft an insult for you personally and shout it out on Facebook.

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    Original Art!!! Mary Rodriguez's "Sound Idea" illustration of a scene from the book (see updates for photo) PLUS A copy of Crate Digger, a digital download of a music mix made by Bob especially for Kickstarter backers, and a sticker.

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    Original Art!!! Scott Charles Bentz's illustration of Sound Idea shop dogs Edgar and Oliver finally reveals why all those records smelled kinda funny (see updates for photo) PLUS A copy of Crate Digger, a digital download of a music mix made by Bob especially for Kickstarter backers, and a sticker.

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