Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

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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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"Ranks up there with the great rock & roll books of all time." -"Time Out New York" "This book tells it like it was. It is the very first book to do so." -William S. Burroughs "Does for the Ramones what the disciples did for Jesus." --"LA Weekly" "Dishes the crud on everyone . . . candid, inside, and detailed." --"The New Yorker" "Lurid, insolent, disorderly, funny, sometimes gross, sometimes mean and occasionally touching." --"The New York Times" "The riotously funny story of New York punk told by those who were there." --"Daily News"

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Legs McNeil is responsible for naming the movement 'punk' and is the author of Yuppie like Me. Gillian McCain is a published poet and a former editor of the Poetry Project Newsletter.

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