Invisible Publishing’s Bibliophonic series returns, this time with a look at unsung Canadian punk rock heroes, NoMeansNo. NoMeansNo: Going Nowhere tells the story of a band whose career has spanned three decades, 14 albums and spawned an alter-ego that’s become as much a part of the Canadian consciousness as Harold Snepsts or SCTV. Through interviews with band members, friends and fans, this book explores how a punk band from Victoria, B.C. influenced musicians across the world and continues to be a force in punk rock.
Mark Black is a writer, television producer, humorist and hockey fan. He’s a connoisseur of Canadian culture. Black’s writing has featured in The Coast, Skyscraper and The Dalhousie Gazette. Originally from Cape Breton, he’s now a Halifax local. NoMeansNo: Going Nowhere is his first book.
“NoMeansNo: Going Nowhere skilfully lays out the band’s origins… thanks to [Mark Black’s] clear-eyed analysis and enthusiasm, others will no doubt find themselves listening to their music with a new appreciation.”—Cult MTL
“This book jumps around between solemn reflection, interviews with the band, personal interpretation and the annals of punk… with a self-depreciating sense of humor that helps insert breathers in an otherwise tightly packed chronology.”—VICE Magazine
“An interesting and refreshing read.”—Ale Knight Gazette