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Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

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If you like your history bloody, rowdy, insolent, and glitter-filled, this book is for you. Please Kill Me tells the story of the evolution of punk through testimonies of those who were there. The story begins with the kink and drugged sounds of the Velvet Underground in 1960's NYC, through the formation of the MC5, the Stooges and Detroit rock to Patti Smith. Theatrics and visually confrontational theater combined with the rock & roll of the time gave birth to The New York Dolls, who cross pollinated with London's Malcom McLaren, inspiring the Sex Pistols. The Ramones and Blondie form, punk is featured in Vogue magazine, Sid and Nancy are dead, and then the Ramones go to LA to film
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Synopsis:

Now in paperback, this first oral history of the most nihilistic of all pop movements brings the sound of the punk generation chillingly to life with 50 new pages of depraved testimony. "Please Kill Me" reads like a fast-paced novel, but the tragedies it contains are all too human and all too real. photos.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140266900
Subtitle:
The Uncensored Oral History of Punk
With:
McCain, Gillian
Author:
McNeil, Legs
Author:
McCain, Gillian
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Rock
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Punk
Subject:
Rock musicians
Subject:
Punk rock music
Subject:
History, reference and criticism
Subject:
Punk culture
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Punk
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
19970901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
7.78x5.18x.93 in. .75 lbs.

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Product details 496 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140266900 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

If you like your history bloody, rowdy, insolent, and glitter-filled, this book is for you. Please Kill Me tells the story of the evolution of punk through testimonies of those who were there. The story begins with the kink and drugged sounds of the Velvet Underground in 1960's NYC, through the formation of the MC5, the Stooges and Detroit rock to Patti Smith. Theatrics and visually confrontational theater combined with the rock & roll of the time gave birth to The New York Dolls, who cross pollinated with London's Malcom McLaren, inspiring the Sex Pistols. The Ramones and Blondie form, punk is featured in Vogue magazine, Sid and Nancy are dead, and then the Ramones go to LA to film

"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback, this first oral history of the most nihilistic of all pop movements brings the sound of the punk generation chillingly to life with 50 new pages of depraved testimony. "Please Kill Me" reads like a fast-paced novel, but the tragedies it contains are all too human and all too real. photos.
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