We've partnered up with author Sam Sutherland and ECW Press to give our readers an exclusive excerpt from Sutherland's upcoming book, Perfect Youth: The History of Canadian Punk. Sutherland is a Toronto-based journalist, currently working as an online producer for AUX.tv and is a former assistant editor at Exclaim! Magazine. According to the publisher, Perfect Youth is:
…the story of the birth of Canadian punk, a transformative cultural force that reared its head across the country at the end of the 1970s. Bands like D.O.A., the Subhumans, the Viletones, and Teenage Head -- alongside lesser-known regional acts from all over Canada -- reshaped a dull musical landscape, injecting new energy and new sounds into halls, bars, and record stores from Victoria to St. John's.
Excerpt from PERFECT YOUTH: The Birth of Canadian Punk By Sam Sutherland, ECW Press 2012. All rights reserved. Used with permission from the publisher.