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Nirvana: The Complete Illustrated History
Nirvana: The Complete Illustrated History
by Charles R. Cross
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Nirvana unintentionally tore the music world asunder in 1991 with "Smells Like Teen Spirit." At the time, MTV and the pop charts were dominated by vapid hair metal acts and Michael Jackson. Nirvana represented a much-needed return to punk... (read more)

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Gimme Something Better: The Profound, Progressive, and Occasionally Pointless History of Bay Area Punk from Dead Kennedys to Green Day
Gimme Something Better: The Profound, Progressive, and Occasionally Pointless History of Bay Area Punk from Dead Kennedys to Green Day
by Silke Tudor and Jack Boulware
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An oral history of the modern punk-revival?s West Coast Birthplace Outside of New York and London, California?s Bay Area claims the oldest continuous punk-rock scene in the world. Gimme Something Better brings this outrageous and influential punk scene... (read more)

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New York Rocker: My Life in the Blank Generation with Blondie, Iggy Pop, and Others, 1974-1981
New York Rocker: My Life in the Blank Generation with Blondie, Iggy Pop, and Others, 1974-1981
by Gary Valentine
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By 1970, the hippie dream of the 60s was dead — the soundtrack of the revolution had become a multimillion-dollar industry. Glitter tried to save music's soul, but was too commercial to be cutting edge for long. Then, in 1974, a rescue movement... (read more)

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Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century
Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century
by Greil Marcus
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Greil Marcus, author of Mystery Train, widely acclaimed as the best book ever written about America as seen through its music, began work on this new book out of a fascination with the Sex Pistols: that scandalous antimusical group, invented in London in... (read more)

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The Pixies: Doolittle (33 1/3 Series)
The Pixies: Doolittle (33 1/3 Series)
by Ben Sisario
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33 1/3 is a series of short books about a wide variety of albums, by artists ranging from James Brown to the Beastie Boys. Launched in September 2003, the series now contains over 50 titles and is acclaimed and loved by fans, musicians and scholars alike.... (read more)

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Punk '77: An Inside Look at the San Francisco Rock N' Roll Scene, 1977
Punk '77: An Inside Look at the San Francisco Rock N' Roll Scene, 1977
by James Stark
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Cultural Writing. PUNK '77 is told in a mosaic of anecdotes, rants, gossips, and self-aggrandizements by the prototypical punks, scenesters, musicians and artists who lived the explosion of the San Francisco punk scene circa 1977, ending with the Sex... (read more)

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Trapped in a Scene: UK Hardcore 1985-1989: Frontline Reports from the Hardcore Punk Underground
Trapped in a Scene: UK Hardcore 1985-1989: Frontline Reports from the Hardcore Punk Underground
by Ian Glasper
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The underground hardcore scene of the mid- to late-1980s was UK punk rock's last significant creative gasp. Emerging from the wreckage of the anarcho-punk scene spawned by the likes of Crass and Conflict, it took its influences from the studs 'n' leather... (read more)

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Let Fury Have the Hour: Joe Strummer, Punk, and the Movement That Shook the World
Let Fury Have the Hour: Joe Strummer, Punk, and the Movement That Shook the World
by Antonino Dambrosio
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Joe Strummer was the archetypal citizen artist. As a member of The Clash, Strummer composed some the most important rebel music of the twentieth century. Fusing raw creativity with a humanist global sensibility, he helped convert punk rock from its early... (read more)

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The Clash (Rock Retrospectives)
The Clash (Rock Retrospectives)
by Ray Lowry
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The arrival of punk in the 1970s heralded an assault on the standards and traditions of music, and heading the attack were The Clash, a revolutionary group that drew on influences such as dub reggae, rockabilly, and ska to the delight of their... (read more)

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Here Comes Everybody: The Story of the Pogues
Here Comes Everybody: The Story of the Pogues
by James Fearnley
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The Pogues injected the fury of punk into Irish folk music and gave the world the troubled, iconic, darkly romantic songwriter Shane MacGowan. Here Comes Everybody is a memoir written by founding member and accordion player James Fearnley, drawn from his... (read more)

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Cultural Dictionary of Punk: 1974-1982
Cultural Dictionary of Punk: 1974-1982
by Nicholas Rombes
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Neither a dry-as-dust reference volume recycling the same dull facts nor a gushy, gossipy puff piece, A Cultural Dictionary of Punk: 1974-1982 is a bold book that examines punk as a movement that is best understood by placing it in its cultural field. It... (read more)

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Encyclopedia of Punk (08 Edition)
Encyclopedia of Punk (08 Edition)
by Brian Cogan
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When people think of punk they often think of outrageous fashion and iconic bands like The Ramones and the Sex Pistols. But the reality of punk stretches over three decades and numerous countries, with a history as rich and varied as it is shocking and... (read more)

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New York Dolls: The Photographs of Bob Gruen
New York Dolls: The Photographs of Bob Gruen
by Bob Gruen
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“The Dolls told me: We know you as you really are, and youre OK by us.”--Morrissey, from his Afterword Formed in New York City in 1971, the New York Dolls prefigured Punk, New Wave, and Glam Metal Rock with their over-the-top style and... (read more)

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Love Rock Revolution: K Records and the Rise of Independent Music
Love Rock Revolution: K Records and the Rise of Independent Music
by Mark Baumgarten
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Punk isn't a sound--it's an idea! In its history, K Records has fostered some of independent music's greatest artists, including Bikini Kill, Beat Happening, Built to Spill, Beck, Modest Mouse, and the Gossip. In 1982, K Records released its first... (read more)

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The Story of AFI (Omnibus Press Presents)
The Story of AFI (Omnibus Press Presents)
by Steve Lupton
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AFI has crafted a sound so distinctive it defies the punk/goth/hardcore labels thrown its way. Here is the full story behind AFI??'s hard-won success from humble high school beginnings to unimagined heights six albums later as the fire burns brighter... (read more)

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The Story of Crass
The Story of Crass
by George Berger
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In-depth interviews with the main movers in the punk rock movement—Crass members Penny Rimbaud, Gee Vaucher, and Steve Ignorant—detail the face of the revolution founded by these radical thinkers and artists. When punk ruled the waves, Crass... (read more)

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Punk Record Labels and the Struggle for Autonomy: The Emergence of DIY
Punk Record Labels and the Struggle for Autonomy: The Emergence of DIY
by Alan O'connor
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This book describes the emergence of DIY punk record labels in the early 1980s. Based on interviews with sixty-one labels, including four in Spain and four in Canada, it describes the social background of those who run these labels. Especially... (read more)

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Cinderella's Big Score: Women of the Punk and Indie Underground (Live Girls)
Cinderella's Big Score: Women of the Punk and Indie Underground (Live Girls)
by Maria Raha
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Celebrating the contributions of punk's oft-overlooked female artists, the authors explore the latent--and not so latent--sexism of indie rock, and tell the story of how these women created spaces for themselves in a sometimes limited or exclusionary... (read more)

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Nobody Likes You: Inside the Turbulent Life, Times, and Music of Green Day
Nobody Likes You: Inside the Turbulent Life, Times, and Music of Green Day
by Marc Spitz
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The full story of the rise and spectacular comeback of the band hailed as the saviors of punk rock and the next U2 It's hard to believe that in early 2004 Green Day was considered over -- the band was still together, but they were dismissed as a strictly... (read more)

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A Howlin' Wind: Pub Rock and the Birth of New Wave
A Howlin' Wind: Pub Rock and the Birth of New Wave
by John Blaney
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Take a trip to a lost world. A world permeated by the odour of stale tobacco and overflowing toilets; a world where your feet stick to the carpet and the walls are covered in peeling flock wallpaper. The beer is warm, but the band on stage is hot... (read more)

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