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  • Sex Pistolsby John Scanlan

    Reaktion Books 2017; US$ 22.50

    The explosive story of the Sex Pistols is now so familiar that the essence of what they represented has been lost in a fog of nostalgia and rock ’n’ roll cliché. In 1976 the rise of the Sex Pistols was regarded in apocalyptic terms, and the punks as visitors from an unwanted future bringing chaos and confusion. In this book, John Scanlan considers... more...

  • Punk Pedagogiesby Gareth Dylan Smith; Mike Dines; Tom Parkinson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 38.51

    Punk Pedagogies: Music, Culture and Learning brings together a collection of international authors to explore the possibilities, practices and implications that emerge from the union of punk and pedagogy. The punk ethos—a notoriously evasive and multifaceted beast—offers unique applications in music education and beyond, and this volume presents... more...

  • Please Kill Meby Legs McNeil; Gillian McCain

    Grove Atlantic 2014; US$ 14.84

    Ranks up there with the great rock & roll books of all time.” Time Out New York Lurid, insolent, disorderly, funny, sometimes gross, sometimes mean and occasionally touching . . . Resounds with authenticity.” The New York Times No volume serves juicier dish on punk’s New York birth . . . Tales of sex, drugs and music that will make you wish you’d... more...

  • The Dark Stuffby Nick Kent

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 15.49

    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...

  • I Swear I Was There - Sex Pistols, Manchester and the Gig that Changed the Worldby David Nolan

    John Blake Publishing 2016; US$ 7.49

    'A f**king great book' PETER HOOK, JOY DIVISION 'A fascinating insight into a gig that really did change the world' ROCKSOUND On 4 June 1976, four young men took to the tiny stage of the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester. The noise they made changed everything... The NME named it as the most important gig of all time. When the Sex Pistols played... more...

  • Listening to the Futureby Bill Martin

    Open Court 2015; US$ 42.58

    In Listening to the Future , Bill Martin sets the scene for the emergence of progressive rock and examines the most important groups, from the famous to the obscure. He also surveys the pathbreaking albums and provides resources for readers to explore the music further. "Written with the insights of an academic, the authority of a musicologist,... more...

  • Bring the Noiseby Simon Reynolds

    Soft Skull Press 2011; US$ 14.84

    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...

  • Totally Wiredby Simon Reynolds

    Soft Skull Press 2010; US$ 14.84

    With his critically acclaimed Rip It Up and Start Again , renowned music journalist Simon Reynolds applied a unique understanding to an entire generation of musicians working in the wake of punk rock. Spawning artists as singular as Talking Heads, Joy Division, The Specials, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Gang of Four, and Devo, postpunk achieved new... more...

  • Factoryby Mick Middles

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 21.14

    Factory Records' fame and fortune were based on two bands - Joy Division and New Order - and one personality - that of its director, Tony Wilson. At the height of the label's success in the late 1980s, it ran its own club, the legendary Haçienda, had a string of international hit records, and was admired and emulated around the world. But by the 1990s... more...

  • Cerys, Catatonia And The Rise Of Welsh Popby David Owens

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.09

    In the late nineties, Wales (is) the centre for guitar bands in the UK so says John Robb in THE NINETIES and with bands as strikingly fresh and individual as Catatonia Welsh denomination looks assured. It has taken Catatonia eight years of hard work and persistance to gain the recognition and adulation that they so richly deserve, but finally Cerys'... more...