An Oral HistoryBook - 2012
Draws on over one hundred fifty interviews with key musicians from the punk-rock scene to describe the rise of the genre, from its roots in the 1960s to the influence of such acts as The Clash, The Sex Pistols, and the Buzzcocks.
Independent Publishing Group
Vibrant and volatile, the punk scene left an extraordinary legacy of music and cultural change, and this work talks to those who cultivated the movement, weaving together their accounts to create a raw and unprecedented oral history of punk in the United Kingdom. From The Clash, Crass, Henry Rollins, and John Lydon to the Sex Pistols, the Stranglers, and the Buzzcocks, this reference features more than 150 interviews that encapsulate the most thrilling wave of rock and roll pop culture ever seen. Ranging from its widely debated roots in the late 1960s to its enduring influence on modern bands, fashion, and culture, this history brings to life the energy and anarchy as no other book has done.
Through more than 150 interviews with key players in the punk-rock scene, the author gives a thorough account of the rise of his important new genre, from its roots in the 1960s to the the influence of such acts as The Clash, The Sex Pistols, Henry Rollins and Black Flag, the Buzzcocks and many more.