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Punk

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  • Sober Living for the Revolutionby Gabriel Kuhn

    PM Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    Examining the multigenerational impact of punk rock music, this international survey of the political-punk straight edge movementwhich has persisted as a drug-free, hardcore subculture for more than 25 yearstraces its history from 1980s Washington, DC, to today. Asserting that drugs are not necessarily rebellious and that not all rebels do them,... more...

  • We Got the Neutron Bombby Marc Spitz; Brendan Mullen

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 16.00

    Taking us back to late ?70s and early ?80s Hollywood?pre-crack, pre-AIDS, pre-Reagan? We Got the Neutron Bomb re-creates word for word the rage, intensity, and anarchic glory of the Los Angeles punk scene, straight from the mouths of the scenesters, zinesters, groupies, filmmakers, and musicians who were there. ?California was wide-open sex?no condoms,... more...

  • I Slept with Joey Ramoneby Mickey Leigh; Legs McNeil

    Touchstone 2011; US$ 18.00

    ?A powerful story of punk-rock inspiration and a great rock bio? ( Rolling Stone ), now in paperback. When the Ramones recorded their debut album in 1976, it heralded the true birth of punk rock. Unforgettable front man Joey Ramone gave voice to the disaffected youth of the seventies and eighties, and the band influenced the counterculture for decades... more...

  • In Search Of The Bluesby Marybeth Hamilton

    Random House 2009; US$ 14.09

    Everyone knows the story of the Delta blues, with its fierce, raw voices and tormented drifters and deals with the devil at the crossroads at midnight. In this compelling book, Marybeth Hamilton radically rewrites that story. Archaic and primeval though the music may sound, the idea of something called 'Delta blues' emerged in the late twentieth... more...

  • Fury's Hourby Warren Kinsella

    Random House of Canada 2011; US$ 27.00

    No-holds-barred political strategist Warren Kinsella?s colourful, no-holds-barred look at punk rock, and how it influenced him and millions of other kids to strive for nothing less than changing the world. Playing bass for Calgary punk-rock quartet the Hot Nasties might seem a strange way for one of Canada?s top political strategists to have spent... more...

  • How Soon is Now?by Richard King

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 21.86

    One of the most tangible aftershocks of Punk was its urgency to prompt individuals into action. Document your reality: do it yourself. From this, a generation of young men were inspired and, with often zero financial planning or business sense, in a bedroom, garage or shed, labels such as Factory, Rough Trade, Mute, 4AD, Beggars Banquet, Warp, Domino... more...

  • The Bluffer's Guide to Rock Musicby Eamonn Forde

    Bluffer's Guides 2013; US$ 3.99

    From 'Rock and Roll' to 'Post-Britpop', and from 'Lo-fi' to 'Led Zeppelin', The Bluffer's Guide to Rock Music contains everything you need to know to pass yourself off as a serious music enthusiast. more...

  • Songs Only You Knowby Sean Madigan Hoen

    Soho Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    Songs Only You Know  begins when Sean is 18 and spans a dark decade when his father succumbs to crack addiction, his parents' marriage crumbles, and his younger sister spirals into a fatal depression. Sean's salvation is music. His refuge is the stage.  Slumming in the trenches as a low-rent musician coincides with the worst years of his family's... more...

  • Hard Art, DC 1979by Lucian Perkins

    Akashic Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer captures four electrifying punk shows in Washington, DC, in 1979; narrative by Alec MacKaye. more...

  • Words Will Break Cementby Masha Gessen

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 13.32

    On February 21st 2012, five members of an obscure feminist post-punk collective called Pussy Riot staged a performance in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Dressed in their trademark brightly coloured dresses and balaclavas, the women performed their song 'Punk Prayer - Mother of God, Chase Putin Away!' in front of the altar. The performance... more...