20th Century Rock and Roll: Punk (20th Century Rock and Roll)
ISBN 9781896522272

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$13.95 American
£9.95 UK

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By Dave Thompson

Punk - the free spirited, Do It Yourself side of Rock music. Not constrained by conservative rules, not held in place by economic dictators, Punk is about real people making music for real people. Punk isn't about politics, racism, economics or morals, but it touches on all of those things. And more.
This book is a meaningful sampling of perhaps 2% of the total number of groups who flourished in the UK between 1976 - 79, that period which saw a massive insurgence of new bands emerging from big cities and small towns alike, to be bound together in the minds of the media and banding together around a single idea - the idea that we all have a choice, that no man should have to live in the mould cast by his neighbours.
Complete with interview excerpts, discographies and a lot of detail, this book is about the people who made the music - where they came from, where they're going, and why they did what they did, and do what they do. To fully understand Punk music, you have to understand Punk people. This book will show the way.
The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Damned, The Vibrators, The Buzzcocks, and many more, they're all here, with stories, records and facts that will make you feel more in touch with what they're all about about.

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