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- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00
1977 is usually associated with West German terrorism, but it witnessed another cultural watershed: punk music. A new reckoning with the legacy of political and aesthetic spaces, this book argues the centrality of punk music for understanding crises of state and terrorist violence, American racism and German fascism, and aesthetic production. more...
- ECW Press 2011; US$ 13.95
Treat Me Like Dirt captures the personalities that drove the original Toronto punk scene. This is the first book to document the histories of the Diodes, Viletones, and Teenage Head, along with other bands (B-Girls, Curse, Demics, Dishes, Forgotten Rebels, Johnny & the G-Rays, the Mods, the Poles, Simply Saucer, the Ugly and more) and fans that brought... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 28.99
"Ms. Albertine's book is wiry and cogent and fearless.? Her book has an honest, lo-fi grace. If it were better written, it would be worse."--Dwight Garner, The New York Times "Forget Katniss And Tris - Viv Albertine Is Your New Hero."-- MTV.com The Rough Trade #1 Book of the Year! Viv Albertine is a pioneer. As lead guitarist... more...
- Random House 2014; US$ 12.78
?Yes, it was be there or be square as, clad in the slum chic of the hipster, he issued the slang anthems of the zip age in the desperate esperanto of the bop. John Cooper Clarke: the name behind the hairstyle, the words walk in the grooves hacking through the hi-fi paradise of true luxury? Punk. Poet. Pioneer. The Bard of Salford?s seminal... more...
- Microcosm Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99
The Aftermath of Forever: How I Loved and Lost and Found Myself is a memoir that chronicles the romantic coming-of-age of a woman in her 20s experiencing dating in the San Francisco Bay Area. After the disappointment of a failed marriage, Natalye Childress embarks on a soul-searching journey to discover what happens when the one you thought you would... more...
- Microcosm Publishing 2015; US$ 10.99
Underground is all about the history and future of DIY punk touring in the USA. Daniel Makagon explores the culture of DIY spaces like house shows and community-based music spaces, their impact on underground communities and economies, and why these networks matter. He shows that no matter who you are, organizing, playing, and/or attending a DIY... more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 89.99
A transnational historical and ethnographic work that makes an interesting intervention into the field of subculture studies by emphasizing the seriousness, outreach, and attraction of these unique, yet similar Polish and Silesian punk communities since the late 1970s. Combines the methods of oral history and ethnography to create compact sections... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74
The shimmering, muscular guitar pop of The Smiths shone like a beacon through the eighties as they took up the mantle of the best British band since The Beatles. Their unparalleled musicality inspired a generation of popular bands including Oasis, the Stone Roses and Radiohead. Johnny Marr was the genius behind that revolutionary sound. Manchester-born... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00
This new study of British popular music shows how it engages with class in mythical ways that allow audiences to perform class-based identities. Case studies on folk rock, punk and indie rock show how this performance works and explore the implications for listeners and audiences. more...