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  • Heavier Than Heavenby Charles R. Cross

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 7.99

    Alongside the death of Elvis Presley and the assassination of John Lennon, Kurt Cobain's suicide in 1994 ranks as one of the generational milestones of American life - an epochal event in both rock 'n' roll and youth culture. This book is the story of Kurt Cobain's life, from abject poverty to unbelievable wealth, power and fame. It traces the journey... more...

  • The Dark Stuffby Nick Kent

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57

    In The Dark Stuff Nick Kent profiles twenty-two of the most gifted and self-destructive talents in rock history. From Brian Wilson to Syd Barrett, the Rolling Stones to Neil Young, Iggy Pop to Lou Reed, he offers intimate portraits that are unimaginable in the world of today's market driven music business. more...

  • Dreadnaughtby D. H. Peligro; William Knoedelseder

    Rare Bird Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    A no-holds-barred memoir of legendary Dead Kennedys and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer D.H. Peligro, Dreadnaught chronicles Peligro from his pre-DK years growing up in a deprived St. Louis ghetto to San Francisco with Jello Biafra, East Bay Ray, and Klaus Flouridefrom Los Angeles with the Chili Peppers through years of drug and alcohol abuse all... more...

  • We Owe You Nothing: Expanded Editionby Daniel Sinker

    Akashic Books 2007; US$ 17.99

    A revised and expanded edition of the punk classic, with new interviews. more...

  • An American Demonby Jack Grisham

    ECW Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    ?An American Demon is Jack Grisham?s story of depravity and redemption, terror and spiritual deliverance. While Grisham is best known as the raucous and provocative front man of the pioneer hardcore punk band TSOL (True Sounds of Liberty), his writing and true life experiences are physically and psychologically more complex, unsettling, and violent... more...

  • Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Viv Albertine

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 11.66

    Viv Albertine is one of a handful of original punks who changed music, and the discourse around it, forever. In Clothes ... Music ... Boys a story hitherto dominated by male voices is recast through the eyes of one of the most glamorous, uncompromising and iconic figures of the time. After forming The Flowers of Romance with Sid Vicious in 1976,... more...

  • Anger is an Energy: My Life Uncensoredby John Lydon

    Simon & Schuster UK 2014; US$ 8.99

    John Lydon has secured prime position as one of the most recognizable icons in the annals of music history. As Johnny Rotten, he was the lead singer of the Sex Pistols - the world's most notorious band, who shot to fame in the mid-1970s with singles such as 'Anarchy in the UK' and 'God Save the Queen'. So revolutionary was his influence, he was even... more...

  • Sounds and the Cityby Brett Lashua; Karl Spracklen; Stephen Wagg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This book explores the ways in which Western-derived music connects with globalization, hybridity, consumerism and the flow of cultures. Both as local terrain and as global crossroads, cities remain fascinating spaces of cultural contestation and meaning-making via the composing, playing, recording and consumption of popular music. more...

  • Patti Smithby Eric Wendell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 41.99

    In Patti Smith: America?s Punk Rock Rhapsodist , musician and historian Eric Wendell delves into the volatile mix of religious upbringing and musical and literary influences that gave shape to Smith?s lyrics, music, and artistic output. Wendell explores how Smith?s androgynous stage presence pulled the various societal triggers, adding a new... more...

  • Strangledby Phil Knight

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    "If the Sex Pistols and The Clash represented punk's sacred, then The Stranglers were its profane. Strangled sets out to explain why this most taboo of bands have for so long been the subject of a collective cultural Omerta. more...