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  • The Last of the Hippiesby Penny Rimbaud

    PM Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    First published in 1982 as part of the Crass record album Christ: The Album , Penny Rimbaud's The Last of the Hippies is a fiery anarchist polemic centered on the story of his friend, Phil Russell aka Wally Hope, who was murdered by the State while incarcerated in a mental institution. Wally Hope was a visionary and a freethinker, whose life had... more...

  • Left of the Dialby David Ensminger

    PM Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Featuring interviews with leading figures of the punk underground, including Ian MacKaye, from Minor Threat and Fugazi; Jello Biafra, from Dead Kennedys; and Dave Dictor, from MDC, this book probes the legacy of punk's sometimes fuzzy political ideology, its homegrown traditions, and its rupturing of social norms. Passionate, far-reaching, and fresh,... more...

  • The Lost Women of Rock Musicby Helen Reddington

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 24.95

    In the late 1970s and early 1980s a new phenomenon emerged in UK popular music - female guitarists, bass-players, keyboard-players and drummers began playing in bands. Before this time, women’s presence in rock bands, with a few notable exceptions, had always been as vocalists. This sudden influx of female musicians into the male domain of rock... more...

  • A Mix of Bricks & Valentinesby G. W. Sok; John Robb

    PM Press 2011; US$ 16.00

    A showcase of the lyrics that G. W. Sok wrote during the three decades that he was with the band The Ex, this musical compendium features more than 250 pieces: a mixture of lyrics, poetry, and political ranting. The Ex is an internationally acclaimed Dutch group that blurred the lines between indie, punk, and underground music. Fans of this influential... more...

  • NO MORE HEROESby ALEX OGG

    Cherry Red Books 2012; US$ 12.99

    In 1976 music changed forever with the arrival of a self-empowering alternative to the bloated, sterile rock music of the day. From Cardiff to Caithness, from Portrush to Plymouth, bands promoted their own gigs, designed their own artwork and organised their own pressing and distribution. This exhaustive book, based on over 200 interviews with the... more...

  • Primus, Over the Electric Grapevineby Primus; Greg Prato

    Akashic Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    An oral history of the legendary band Primus, with a star-studded cast of interviewees (Tom Waits, Trey Anastasio, etc.) more...

  • Punk Rock and the Politics of Placeby Jeffrey S. Debies-Carl

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book is an ethnographic investigation of punk subculture as well as a treatise on the importance of place: a location with both physical form and cultural meaning. Rather than examining punk as a "sound" or a "style" as many previous works have done, it investigates the places that the subculture occupies and the cultural practices tied to those... more...

  • Punk Sociologyby David Beer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 47.33

    This book explores the possibility of drawing upon a punk ethos to inspire and invigorate sociology. It uses punk to think creatively about what sociology is and how it might be conducted and aims to fire the sociological imaginations of sociologists at any stage of their careers, from new students to established professors. more...

  • Spray Paint the Wallsby Stevie Chick

    PM Press 2011; US$ 16.00

    Black Flag were the pioneers of American Hardcore, and this is their blood-spattered story. Formed in Hermosa Beach, California, in 1978, they made and played brilliant, ugly, no-holds-barred music for eight brutal years on a self-appointed touring circuit of America?s clubs, squats, and community halls. They fought with everybodythe police, the... more...

  • Stealing All Transmissionsby Randal Doane; Barry "the Baker" Auguste

    PM Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Stealing All Transmissions is a love story. It?s the story of how the Clash fell in love with America and how America loved them back. The romance began in full in 1977, when select rock journalists and deejays aided the band?s quest to depose the rock of indolence that dominated American airwaves. This history situates the Clash amid the cultural... more...