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- Random House 2009; US$ 12.00
Twenty-eight years after its original release, The Clash's London Calling was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. It has topped polls for the best album of the seventies (and of the eighties). It regularly makes the top five in Best of British album polls; and its always there in the polls for the Greatest Albums of All Time. Now Marcus... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 10.67
'I was 22 years old, a hard-on with a pulse: wretched, vice-ridden, too much to burn and not enough minutes in a hour to do so' The action begins in West Des Moines, Iowa, where Corey Taylor, frontman of heavy metal bands Slipknot and Stone Sour, systematically set about committing each of the Seven Deadly Sins. He has picked fights with douche... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2010; US$ 16.95
With his critically acclaimed Rip It Up and Start Again , renowned music journalist Simon Reynolds applied a unique understanding to an entire generation of musicians working in the wake of punk rock. Spawning artists as singular as Talking Heads, Joy Division, The Specials, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Gang of Four, and Devo, postpunk achieved new... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2008; US$ 8.95
Described, variously, as the perfect fusion of poetry and garage band rock and roll, Horses belongs as much to the world of literary and cultural criticism as it does to the realm of musicology. This book's attention is given to the record's origins in the nascent New York punk scene. The core is a detailed analysis of Patti Smith's lyrics... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2012; US$ 15.95
Ecstasy did for house music what LSD did for psychedelic rock. Now, in Energy Flash , journalist Simon Reynolds offers a revved-up and passionate inside chronicle of how MDMA (?ecstasy?) and MIDI (the basis for electronica) together spawned the unique rave culture of the 1990s. England, Germany, and Holland began tinkering with imported Detroit... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 99.95
The punk underground has repeatedly insisted that 'anyone can do it', grounding itself in a politics of empowerment that claims to be anarchistic in character. How valid is punk's faith in anarchistic empowerment? Anyone Can Do It explores the cultural history and politics of the punk underground. Detailed case studies show the continuities... more...
- Cherry Red Books 2012; US$ 10.94
As the Seventies drew to a close and the media declared punk dead and buried, a whole new breed of band was emerging from the gutter. Harder and faster than their '76-77 predecessors, not to mention more aggressive and political, the likes of Discharge, The Exploited and GBH were to prove not only more relevant but arguably just as influential. More... more...
- Cherry Red Books 2012; US$ 10.94
The underground hardcore scene of the mid-late Eighties was UK punk rock's last significant creative gasp. Emerging from the wreckage of the anarcho punk scene spawned by the likes of Crass and Conflict, it took its influences from the studs 'n' leather punk bands of the early Eighties such as Discharge and GBH, and also the nascent American hardcore... more...