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England's Dreaming: Anarchy, Sex Pistols, Punk Rock, and Beyond by Jon Savage
England's Dreaming: Anarchy, Sex Pistols, Punk Rock, and Beyond

Brian Jennings, June 29, 2009

The Sex Pistols changed my life, though I was listening to proto-punk without knowing it. Being of a certain age I missed the 60's and as a teenager was somewhat jealous. Well, punk changed that for me. Punk was it's own radical moment, and I've read three books that reflected that moment. This is one of them. Savage was there also, on the British side. This is a document from someone who not only lived it, but has thought about it and thought about it deeply. It is a history, but more than that as it reflects the moments that created and were created. It seems odd to me now that no one even seems to remember Thatcherism and Reaganism, how something that had seemed to leave with Nixon came roaring back, at a time not that much different from now, where unemployment was ridiculously high, where we were living with the failures of the 60s.

Punk was essential, probably more than I can convince in this short notice, but maybe this book can. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
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