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- Little, Brown and Company 2012; US$ 9.99
This is the never-before-told story of the musical revolution that happened right under the nose of the Reagan Eighties--when a small but sprawling network of bands, labels, fanzines, radio stations, and other subversives reenergized American rock with punk rock's do-it-yourself credo and created music that was deeply personal, often brilliant, always... more...
- Sasquatch Books 2012; US$ 17.95
Punk isn't a sound--it's an idea! In 1982, K Records released its first cassette and put its own spin on punk's defiant manifesto: You don't need anyone's permission to make music. Thirty years later, the label continues to operate in the underground while rightfully claiming a role as one of the most transformative engines of modern independent music.... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2007; US$ 13.99
Based in part on the recent interviews with more than 125 people ?among them Tommy Ramone, Chris Stein (Blondie), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), Hilly Kristal (CBGBs owner), and John Zorn?this book focuses on punk?s beginnings in New York City to show that punk was the most Jewish of rock movements, in both makeup and attitude. As it originated in... more...
- PM Press 2009; US$ 16.00
In-depth interviews with the main movers in the punk rock movement?Crass members Penny Rimbaud, Gee Vaucher, and Steve Ignorant?detail the face of the revolution founded by these radical thinkers and artists. When punk ruled the waves, Crass waived the rules by putting out their own records, films, and magazines and setting up a series of situationist... more...
- Microcosm Publishing 2012; US$ 15.99
Moving beyond the music and misconceptions, the discussions in this book give voice to the emergent impact of punk in the words of those who participated and were witness, and include those whose livelihoods have been shaped around the punk lifestyle. Punk is notorious for its loud music, aggressive attitude, and safety-pinned style; less well known... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2010; US$ 24.67
Widely described as 'punk's poet laureate', Ian Dury is a cultural icon. With his band The Blockheads, he exploded onto the television screen in 1978, appearing on Top of the Pops with his hit single 'What a Waste', followed later that year by 'Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick'. By now Ian was thirty-six and had worked hard for many years to reach this... more...
- PM Press 2012; US$ 11.00
A gothic horror novel about severe mental distress and punk rock, this narrative is written in the form of a diary kept by a psychiatrist, Dr. Rodney H. Dweller, concerning his patient, Nathaniel Snoxell, brought to him in 1979 because of several attempted suicides. Snoxell gets involved in the anarchist punk scene, and begins recording songs and... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2013; US$ 8.74
When Nirvana first exploded onto the music scene in 1991 with the anthemic ?Smells Like Teen Spirit?, few people could?ve predicted their subsequent global impact. No one knew then that Nevermind would become one of the seminal albums of the decade, selling over 30 million copies worldwide and spearheading a whole new ?grunge? movement. In so doing,... more...