Welcome to the website for Michael Croland’s new book, Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk. Check out upcoming events for the book and Michael Croland’s blog. The links page includes links to Michael Croland’s past writing about Jews and punk as well as other helpful (or entertaining) links on the subject.
Step inside a fascinating world of Jews who relate to their Jewishness through the vehicle of punk—from prominent figures in the history of punk to musicians who proudly put their Jewish identity front and center.
“Michael Croland’s indefatigable research has revealed that the Jewish/punk crossover is broader and deeper than most people would ever have expected. This fascinating book takes the reader on a journey from Jewish members in punk stalwarts such as the Ramones and NOFX, through jokey Jew-punk projects such as Yidcore and Jewdriver, to klezmer/punk explorations such as Golem. Croland succeeds in demonstrating that Jewish punk is not a footnote to Jewish or punk history, but a source of fruitful and playful provocations in both worlds.”
—Dr. Keith Kahn-Harris
Author of Extreme Metal: Music and Culture on the Edge and Judaism: All That Matters