Crate Digger: An Obsession With Punk Records traces 30 year career in punk rock scene
Florida punk rock veteran Bob Suren is about to publish his memoirs. Called Crate Digger: An Obsession With Punk Records, the book documents how his 30 year investment in music destroyed his home life. Suren played in groups, founded the Burrito Records label, ran a record shop and distribution channel, as well as writing about and photographing the punk scene. But he quit all these activities after he split up with his partner, realising that he had “put music ahead of my wife”.
Tracing the history of Florida punk rock through anecdotal recall of his obsessions, Suren wrote Crate Digger over a six month stretch between 2012–13.