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  • You're Wondering Nowby Paul Williams

    Cherry Red Books 2011; US$ 14.99

    The Specials turned the world of pop music on it's head in the late 1970's, fusing their multi cultural and West Indian tinged rhythms with a punk aesthetic which has endured to this day. One of the key bands of any time and place, their legacy endures, as evidenced by the popularity of their recent reformation. "You're Wondering Now", written by a... more...

  • England's Dreamingby Jon Savage

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    Jon Savage's Ralph Gleason Award-winning England's Dreaming is the ultimate book on punk, its progenitors, the Sex Pistols, and their time: the late 1970s. Full of anedcote, insight, and exclusive interviews, it tells the sensational story of the meteoric rise and rapid decline of the last great rock'n'roll band and the cultural moment they came... more...

  • Bring the Noiseby Simon Reynolds

    Soft Skull Press 2011; US$ 16.99

    Bring the Noise weaves together interviews, reviews, essays, and features to create a critical history of the last twenty years of pop culture, juxtaposing the voices of many of rock and hip hop?s most provocative artistsMorrissey, Public Enemy, The Beastie Boys, The Stone Roses, P.J. Harvey, Radioheadwith Reynolds?s own passionate analysis. With... 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...

  • When the Drumming Stopsby Steven Wishnia

    Manic D Press, Inc. 2012; US$ 14.99

    Will an '80s punk band - now middle-aged and struggling in the Great Recession - discover anything when they reunite? more...

  • Capitol Contingencyby Brandon Gentry

    Garrett County Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    Capitol Contingency chronicles a unique time in a uniquely vibrant music scene: Washington, D.C., 1991-1999. Punk was broken; the Internet had yet to engulf society; the major label compact disc marketing system was in its greatest -- and final -- era of dominance before its file-sharing-imposed collapse. And the nation's capital, already ground... more...

  • Barred for Lifeby Stewart Dean Ebersole; Jared Castaldi

    PM Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Cataloging the legacy of the American punk rock pioneers Black Flag, this photo documentary uses stark, contrasting portraits to share the stories of the die-hard fans who wear the iconic four-barred logo tattooed on their skin. From doctors to homeless punks, stories range from the intensely personal to the absurd as each larger-than-life soul mugs... 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...

  • This Music Leaves Stainsby Jr. James Greene

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    This Music Leaves Stains presents the full story behind the Misfits and their ubiquitous, haunting skull logo, a story of unique talent, strange timing, clashing personalities, and incredible music that helped shape rock as we know it today. James Greene, Jr., maps this narrative from the band's birth at the tail end of the original punk movement... 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...