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Punk: Loud, Young & Snotty: The Story Behind the Songs

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It has been over twenty-five years since punk rock transformed the landscape of music and popular culture, but the significance of the era continues to endure. Whether you take your Year Zero from The Stooges in 1969 or the heady bile of The Clash and Sex Pistols, it's impossible to overstate the importance of punk. This book examines the songs that encapsulated punks' message of dissatisfaction, anger, and integrity. From The Stooges, The Clash, and Sex Pistols through The Buzzcocks, The Stranglers, The Undertones, and The Damned to the later, artier punk of Joy Division, Wire, and The Fall, as well as the American front of Ramones, Suicide, Talking Heads, and Blondie, author Steven Wells dissects punk's nihilistic classic tunes. Why were The Clash "So Bored with The USA"? What made Johnny Rotten dismiss the Queen as "a moron"? What were the undertones of The Stranglers' seemingly benign "Golden Brown"? What "Psycho Killer" was the focus of the Talking Heads classic song? Why were the Bad Brains "Banned in D.C."? And who was the Ramones' Sheena? All of these answers, dozens of photographs and more are provided in detail in Punk: Loud, Young, and Snotty.

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It has been over 25 years since punk rock transformed the landscape of music and popular culture, but the significance of the era continues to endure. This book examines the songs that encapsulated punks' message of dissatisfaction, anger, and integrity.

Synopsis:

- After twenty-five years, the resonance of the punk movement is still felt today- A unique study of the punk era through the songs, both mainstream and obscure, that changed the face of music- Steven Wells is a leading writer on the punk era

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560255734
Subtitle:
Loud, Young and Snotty -- The Stories Behind the Songs
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Author:
Wells, Steven
Location:
New York
Subject:
Punk
Subject:
Punk rock music
Subject:
Punk rock musicians
Subject:
MUSIC / Punk
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Punk
Subject:
Rap
Subject:
History and criticism
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Stories Behind Every Song
Series Volume:
8062
Publication Date:
20040223
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
90 color and black-and-white photographs
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
1100x850

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"Synopsis" by , It has been over 25 years since punk rock transformed the landscape of music and popular culture, but the significance of the era continues to endure. This book examines the songs that encapsulated punks' message of dissatisfaction, anger, and integrity.
"Synopsis" by , - After twenty-five years, the resonance of the punk movement is still felt today- A unique study of the punk era through the songs, both mainstream and obscure, that changed the face of music- Steven Wells is a leading writer on the punk era
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