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  • Hey Ho Let's Go - The Story of the Ramonesby Everett True

    Music Sales 2010; US$ 13.99

    From their 1974 debut at New York's premier punk dive, through the classic albums and blistering live sets, The Ramones cut an unforgettable swathe through two decades of pop, setting the scene for punk and hardcore with honed-down songs and ferocious 20 minute sets, but always putting the music first. Seen through the eyes of the people who were... more...

  • Sex Pistols: 90 Days at EMIby Brian Southall

    Music Sales 2009; US$ 11.49

    A fascinating insider's account of the notorious three months that turned the British music industry on its head. Here is the story of how the Sex Pistols shocked and shamed EMI—the UK's most revered and profitable record company—and ended up £40,000 the richer thanks to manager Malcolm McLaren's cunning business strategy. Author Brian Southall... more...

  • On The Road With The Ramonesby MonteA Melnick; Frank Meyer

    Music Sales 2010; US$ 13.99

    The Ramones' music has influenced nearly every power pop, punk, alternative, and metal band. Monte A. Melnick served as The Ramones tour manager from their early New York club days in the '70s to their farewell gigs in 1996. He was the fifth Ramone and was there through the arrests, the ODs the fights, the break-ups, the make-ups, the girlfriends,... more...

  • The Story of Crassby George Berger

    Music Sales 2009; US$ 14.99

    Crass was the anarcho-punk face of a revolutionary movement founded by radical thinkers Penny Rimbaud and Steve Ignorant. When punk ruled the waves, Crass waived the rules and took it further, putting out their own records, films and magazines and setting up a series of situationist pranks that were dutifully covered by the world's press. Not just... more...

  • Typical Girls? The Story of the Slitsby Zoë Howe

    Music Sales 2009; US$ 14.99

    Wild, defiant and startlingly inventive, The Slits were ahead of their time, embodying the creative fire of punk music and rebellion like few others. Although they created unique hybrids - dub reggae and pop-punk, funk and free jazz - they were dismissed as being unable to play. Their lyrics were witty and perceptive, their debut album challenged... more...

  • Die Story von Crass - George Bergerby George Berger

    Music Sales 2010; US$ 16.49

    In der Zeit, in welcher der Punkrock den Zeitgeist beherrschte, waren Crass an der Spitze der Bewegung und definierten neue Maßstäbe. Crass waren also nicht nur das Gesicht des Anarcho-Punk, sondern auch die Speerspitze einer revolutionären Bewegung. Sie waren eine der ersten Bands die ihre eigenen Platten, Filme und Magazine veröffentlichten und... more...

  • Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleedby Paul Trynka

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 15.99

    “Fellow rock stars, casual members of the public, lords and media magnates, countless thousands of people will talk of their encounters with this driven, talented, indomitable creature, a man who has plumbed the depths of depravity, yet emerged with an indisputable nobility. Each of them will share an admiration and appreciation of the contradictions... more...

  • Performing Class in British Popular Musicby Nathan Wiseman-Trowse

    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...

  • Rip it Up and Start Againby Simon Reynolds

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 16.03

    'A fantastic tribute to an amazingly creative musical period . . . An instant pop classic, worthy of a place on your shelves beside the handful of music books that really matter.' John McTernan, Scotland on Sunday Punk revitalized rock in the mid-seventies, but the movement soon degenerated into self-parody. Rip It Up and Start Again is the... more...

  • Totally Wiredby Simon Reynolds

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 21.87

    From the author of the bestselling postpunk history Rip It Up and Start Again comes Totally Wired , a companion book of conversations with the brilliant minds who made the late seventies and early eighties such a creative era for radical music and alternative culture. Totally Wired features thirty-two interviews with postpunk's most innovative... more...