Mutant Rocker is a tribute to punk musician Randy “Biscuit” Turner featuring essays, art, fanzine clippings, and more.
Turner was an openly gay seminal Texas singer for multiple punk bands, and a true symbol for the “Keep Austin Weird” movement. His art and vocal styles were strange conglomerates of different techniques and existing genres, with his own personal flair and he was happiest when he was “confusing the normals” simply by being his own zany self. He was exuberant, generous, incredibly talented, and a born performer. In this tribute to him, his former editor and drummer, David Ensminger, has collected essays; many of Biscuit’s paper art pieces, letters, flyers, and lyrics; rare and previously unpublished photos by Ken Hoge, Ben DeSoto, and others; fanzine clippings; an essay by Biscuit himself about the history of Austin punk; and memories by members of Swine King, Articles of Faith, Hickoids, Doomsday Massacre, and more.