Punk: The Illustrated History of a Music Revolution

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A visual history of the 1970s musical trend that remains popular today collects several previously unpublished photographs and traces the rise of punk as both music and a worldwide sociocultural movement.

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Judging from the recent spate of punk-rock histories and memoirs--not to mention the Sex Pistols' reunion tour last summer--there is enduring interest in the 1970s punk scene. This punk tome is more evocative than most, thanks to Boot's 200 period photos and music journalist Salewicz's informed and engaging commentary. Although it begins with a profile of the U.S. punk precursors, the New York Dolls, and ends with a nod to today's nouveau-punk bands (e.g., Green Day), the book concentrates on the British scene, in particular the Pistols and their master-manipulator manager, Malcolm McLaren, as well as the Clash. Although the volume's "cutting edge" design (varicolored pages, differing column widths of type, etc.) accentuates the innate edginess of the subject, it doesn't always enhance readability or show off the photos--a genuine treasure-trove--to best advantage. With the help of a couple of decades' distance, those pictures reveal punk's underlying artifice and make it seem more fun and even more innocent than, as it seemed then, angry. Gordon Flagg

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Book Description Penguin Studio, 1997. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Photos Throughout (illustrator). 1st Edition. 1997 large Softcover book, 1st Edition, imported from London . BRAND NEW from 1997 publisher . Never opened, Never read , Never marked . very tiny bump corner . Gift Giving quality . Album-size book, 10 x 10 x 1/2" thick; weighs over 1-1/2 pounds; 159 pages; illustrated throughout with many glossy B&W and color photographs, a few full-page; some suitable for framing if you wish. Glossy cover has large early B&W photograph of the Sex Pistols on the front, and photos of the original tour posters, on the back . When the Sex Pistols members Johnny Rotten & Sid Vicious gave a mildly controversial London television interview with journalist Bill Grundy . and it broke up into a barrage of four - letter words . on December 1st, 1976 . the incident . and its aftermath . filled the front pages of Britain's tabloid press for an entire week . The media had gone mad . and so had a lot of other people too . The extraordinary events of this time ushered in not only a huge change in music and pop culture . but also a big change in t he attitudes . and sensibilities . of society in general . It may not have been out and out Anarchy . but it was a sea change in modern mores . Blasphemy ? . Anarchy ? . or merely so far ahead of their time that it took the res t of the world a couple of decades to catch up ? . Judge for yourself . in this brilliant book . that encompasses all of the stars of Punk and new wave of the time . Deborah Harry and Blondie . The Ramones . The New York Dolls . . The Clash . Bob Geldof . Patti Smith . and the crossing of the Atlantic . to mingle the British and American punk scenes . in New York's grotty CBGB s . the infamous Chelsea Hotel . and other notorious locales . Follow the rebel rock phenomenom up through Kurt Cobain and Nirvana . to Green Day . and Offspring . Comprehensive, fascinating documentation of the short strange trip that was the original Punk movement of the late 1970s . " Punk - The illustrated history of a Music Revolution " . by Adrian Boot & Chris Salewicz . published by Penguin Studio , England / New York . 1997 large soft cover book *** Securely packed for Safe delivery since 1965 *** 10 x 10 ". Bookseller Inventory # 542A

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