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Punk: The Whole Story
by DK Publishing
Hardcover from DK ADULT
ISBN: 0756623596

The story of punk, the world's most shocking rock genre, charting its birth in the mid '70s, its '78-79 heyday, the '80s punk new wave, and its continuing popularity today. Includes interviews and photographs originally published in Mojo magazine, together with new specially photographed spreads on memorabilia. Produced in Association with MOJO magazine. Features three decades' worth of MOJO articles, interviews, and photography. December 6th 2006 is the 30th anniversary of punk.

 
Punk: The Definitive Record of a Revolution
by Stephen Colegrave, Chris Sullivan
Paperback from Da Capo Press
ISBN: 1560257695
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hoursRecreating the complete story of the punk phenomenon -- including where it came from and what it turned into -- Punk is a massive and visually stunning record of five years that changed the world: from 1975 to 1979. Collecting the testimony of more than 260 artists, record producers, designers, and journalists -- including John Cale, Debbie Harry, Joe Strummer, Maureen Tucker, Gerard Malanga, Lou Reed, Johnny Rotten, Danny Fields, Legs McNeil, Bob Gruen, David Byrne, Iggy Pop, Tommy Ramone, William S. Burroughs, Terry Southern, Cherry Vanilla, and Malcolm McLaren, former manager and ringleader of the Sex Pistols -- Punk brings to life the profound effect punk music had on global popular culture in the words of those who created it. With reverberations in style, fashion, attitude and philosophy, the birth of punk music released the greatest shockwaves in the popular culture since The Beatles. Punk tells the story through the words of the people who were closely tied to the mania and through hundreds of contemporaneous color and black-and-white photographs.
 
Punk
by Billy Ingram
Paperback from CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1475148712
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Billy Eye covered the Punk, New Wave and East L.A. underground music scene in Los Angeles for Data-Boy magazine, a Los Angeles gay publication that began in 1968.

These rock columns appeared between 1980 and 1983, detailing a tumultuous environment where Fear, Black Flag, Red Wedding, Missing Persons, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Los Illegals, and The Stains banged away in smoky clubs like The Starwood, Brave Dog, Al's Bar, Vex and Cathay De Grande. It was a world almost no one else was writing about at the time.

Take a close look at two bands that were popular in Los Angeles in the early 1980s--the city's first openly gay group, underground post-punkers Red Wedding, and Missing Persons, the first superstars of a newly launched MTV.

This book explores what it was like to live openly gay in the 1970s and early 1980s, the parallax between brutal police suppression, rampant gay bashing, the widening acceptance of queer culture, and the discovery of AIDS.

And then there's the sorted sordid world of pornography and prostitution the author finds himself confronted with. When one of your clients is accused of bludgeoning four people to death in one of the bloodiest crime scenes history maybe it's time to reassess your life.

You would think...

It's a filthy, sordid tale the whole family can enjoy!

 
The Encyclopedia of Punk
by Brian Cogan
Paperback from Sterling
ISBN: 1402779372
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hoursWhen 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 daring. With this lavishly illustrated and authoritative A-Z guide, now in a new format, Brian Cogan leads readers through the fiery history of a furious, rebellious, contradictory, and boundary-redefining musical genre and cultural movement that remains as massively influential as it is wildly misunderstood. As The Encyclopedia of Punk clearly proves, punk music and culture has produced a rich trove of material, above and beyond the hundreds of bands, from books and films to incendiary political movements.
 
A Cultural Dictionary of Punk, 1974-1982
by Nicholas Rombes
Paperback from Continuum
ISBN: 0826427790
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hoursNeither 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 contains myriad critical-listening descriptions of the sounds of the time, but also places those sounds in the context of history. Drawing on hundreds of fanzines, magazines, and newspapers, the book is--in the spirit of punk--an obsessive, exhaustively researched, and sometimes deeply personal portrait of the many ways in which punk was an artistic, cultural, and political expression of defiance. A Cultural Dictionary of Punk is organized around scores of distinct entries, on everything from Lester Bangs to The Slits, from Jimmy Carter to Minimalism, from 'Dot Dash' to Bad Brains. Both highly informative and thrillingly idiosyncratic, the book takes a fresh look at how the malaise of the 1970s offered fertile ground for punk--as well as the new wave, post-punk, and hardcore--to emerge as a rejection of the easy platitudes of the dying counter-culture. The organization is accessible and entertaining: short bursts of meaning, in tune with the beat of punk itself. Rombes upends notions that the story of punk can be told in a chronological, linear fashion. Meant to be read straight through or opened up and experienced at random, A Cultural Dictionary of Punk covers not only many of the well-known, now-legendary punk bands, but the obscure, forgotten ones as well. Along the way, punk's secret codes are unraveled and a critical time in history is framed and exclaimed. Visit the Cultural Dictionaryof Punk blog here. 
 
Pretty in Punk: 25 Punk, Rock, and Goth Knitting Projects
by Alyce Benevides, Jaqueline Milles
Paperback from Chronicle Books

Another boring scarf? More mittens? We're not gonna take it! And neither should you!

Pretty in Punk salutes counterculture fashion with 25 entirely original designs inspired by fashion icons Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano, and punk legends. Indulge your girly side with the Ready Steady Go mini skirt, rebel with Feel the Pain wrist cuffs, or channel your inner rock star with the very same Mohawk hat Depeche Mode's Martin Gore wears on stage. Whether you're new to knitting or a veteran desperately seeking patterns with an edge, you'll find projects here for every mood and every genre. With step-by-step instructions, helpful technical illustrations and intarsia graphs, plus high-fashion photos of all the finished projects, Pretty in Punk is the only authority on anti-authority knitting.

 
Punk Love
by Susie J. Horgan
Hardcover from Universe
Published: 2007-01-30
ISBN: 0789315416
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Celebrating friendships that have been bound together by music since 1979, Susie J. Horgan's largely unpublished images were taken as friend and participant on the music scene, rather than as a journalist, and are both an exceptional contribution to the history of punk as well as a true reflection of punk values. She captured iconic photographs of such hardcore legends as Minor Threat, S.O.A., Teen Idles, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, The Cramps, Untouchables, Youth Brigade, the Germs, and many others. Punk Love documents specifically the birth of the early Washington, D.C., punk movement in 1979. D.C. punk was a different kind of punk. It was hardcore. It was explosive. It was revolutionary. But people misread punk rock as being about hate and anger. It was spiritual. It was about self-respect and justice-basic morals and values. This is punk love.
 
Punk Land
by Carlton Mellick III
Paperback from Eraserhead Press
ISBN: 0976249847
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A completely retarded tribute to Kurt Vonnegut's BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS, for punks.
There are many different places you can go to after you die. One such place is PUNK LAND, the punk version of Heaven. It is an anarchist's utopia of independence and individuality, where the parties are wild and the music is fierce, where everyone is allowed to be whoever they want to be... or, at least, that's how it was in the beginning. Now, something is different about Punk Land. It doesn't seem to be the same place anymore. Perhaps it's the new punk handbook that everyone must follow, which explains what is punk and what isn't. Or maybe it's the introduction of the punk point system, where every citizen must retain a certain number of punk points or lose their citizenship. It could be the organization of the Punk Police, which enforces punk behavior and mohawk size. Or there might just be something wrong with the Punk Council, the new corporate government of Punk land. Either way, Punk Land just doesn't seem to be very punk anymore...
The story follows Goblin, a deformed young hermit with a meat-mohawk who is perfectly happy haunting an abandoned gatehouse far outside of civilization with his pet dildo, Frog Strips, until two strangers named Nan and Mortician arrive at his doorstep with a crazy story that turns his quiet post-life existence upside-down. Goblin soon finds himself mixed up in a war between corporate punks and traditional punks that he really couldn't care less about. But without the help of Goblin, Mortician's sperm, and a blue-mohawked female assassin named Shark Girl, the utopian anarchy in Punk Land will surely be lost.
Featuring cameos by famous punk icons, such as GG Allin, Johnny Rotten, and Anal Cunt singer Seth Putnam (who, of course, thinks this book is totally gay), with cartoonish illustrations in the tradition of Kurt Vonnegut's "Breakfast of Champions." This vision of an absurd punk rock afterlife is Carlton Mellick III's most fun and hilarious book to date.

 
Punk Rock: An Oral History
by John Robb
Paperback from Ebury Press
Published: 2007-01-09
ISBN: 0091905117

Punk rock musician John Robb spent over a year interviewing more than 100 contributors to bring the inside view on the seminal events of the radical Punk Rock movement that exploded in Seventies Britain. The result is the definitive oral history.

 

 

American Hardcore: A Tribal History
by Steven Blush, George Petros (Editor)
(Paperback)

The Art of Rock: Posters from Presley to Punk
by Paul D. Grushkin
(Hardcover - July 1989)

Coloring Outside The Lines: A Punk Rock Memoir
by Aimee Cooper
(Paperback)

Blondie, From Punk to the Present: A Pictorial History
by Allan Metz
Listed under Blondie

Blink-182: Tales from Beneath Your Mom
by Anne Hoppus (Editor), et al
Listed under Blink-182

Dead Kennedys the Unauthorized Version
from Last Gasp of San Francisco

The Enneads [ABRIDGED]
by Plotinus, et al
(Paperback - November 1991)
 

England's Dreaming: Anarchy, Sex Pistols, Punk Rock, and Beyond
England's Dreaming: Anarchy, Sex Pistols, Punk Rock, and Beyond
by Jon Savage
Paperback from St. Martin's Press
 
Forming: The Early Days of L.A. Punk
by Claude Bessy, et al
(Paperback)

Guy Debord and the Situationist International: Texts and Documents (October Books)
by Tom McDonough (Editor)
(Hardcover)

The Clash: Before and After
by Pennie Smith (Photographer)
Listed under The Clash

Green Day International Superhits!: Authentic Guitar-Tab Edition: Includes Complete Solos
(Paperback)

Lexicon Devil: The Fast Times and Short Life of Darby Crash and the Germs
by Brendan Mullen, et al
(Paperback)

Lobotomy: Surviving the Ramones
by Dee Dee Ramone, et al
Listed under Ramones

New York Rocker: My Life in the Blank Generation
by Gary Valentine
By 1970, the hippie dream of the 60s was dead - the soundtrack to the revolution had become a multimillion-dollar industry. But four years later, emerging from the rubble of rock, was a music whose hard edge matched the lifestyle of its home turf - New York’s East Village. Punk’s initiators - Richard Hell, Tom Verlaine, and Patti Smith - had one foot in 19th-century French symbolist poetry and the other in the raw sound of predecessors like the Velvet Underground. Now, in New York Rocker, Gary Valentine offers an inside account of this little-documented era. He talks about the luminaries - like Debbie Harry, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Devo, and the New York Dolls - and the gigs at CBGBs hitting the news as Warhol and his glittering crew descended. What began as a unique blend of fin-de-siècle ennui and edgy rock, exploded worldwide into an anarchic frenzy of safety pins and gutter decadence, then plunged into excess and eventual ruin - with its survivors making a leap into the mainstream. The Publisher 
 

Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk
by Legs McNeil, Gillian McCain
Though Britain's notorious Sex Pistols shoved punk rock into the face of mainstream America, the movement was already brewing in the U.S. in the 1960s with bands like the Velvet Underground and Iggy and the Stooges. Through hundreds of interviews with forgotten bands as well as the ones that made names for themselves - including Blondie and the Ramones - Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain chronicle punk rock history through the people who really lived it. Please Kill Me is a thrash down memory lane for those hip to punk's early years and an enlightening history lesson for youngsters interested in the origins of modern "alternative" music. Amazon.com
Paperback from Penguin USA (Paper)
 
The Philosophy of Punk: More Than Noise
by Craig O'Hara
(Paperback)

Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung
by Lester Bangs, Greil Marcus (Editor)
(Paperback - October 1988)

Punk: The Original
by John Holmstrom
Paperback: 128 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.37 x 10.97 x 8.55 
Publisher: High Times Pr; 
ISBN: 0964785854 

Punk Is A Four-Letter Word
by Ben Weasel
(Paperback)

Punk: The Definitive Record of a Revolution
by Stephen Colegrave, Chris Sullivan
Paperback: 399 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.28 x 12.22 x 11.51 
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press; (October 10, ) 
ISBN: 156025369X

Ramones Guitar Anthology: Guitar Personality Book
Listed under Ramones

The Society of the Spectacle
by Guy Debord, Donald Nicholson-Smith (Translator)
(Paperback)

Stiff Little Fingers: Song by Song
by Jake Burns, Alan Parker
Paperback from Sanctuary Publishing
 
 

Sublime's Brad Nowell : Crazy Fool (Portrait of a Punk)
by Heidi Siegmund Cuda 
Paperback - 153 pages 1st edition (December 25, )
Lou Dog Publishing; ISBN: 0970736002
 
Turquoise Days: The Weird World of Echo & the Bunnymen
by Chris Adams
(Paperback)

Tales of a Punk Rock Nothing
by Jamie Schweser, Abram Shalom Himelstein
(Paperback)
 

Unwelcomed Songs
by Henry Rollins
Paperback from Two Thirteen Sixty-One Pubns
 
We Got the Neutron Bomb : The Untold Story of L.A. Punk
by Marc Spitz, Brendan Mullen
(Paperback)

We're Desperate: The Punk Rock Photography of Jim Jocoy, SF/LA 1978-1980
by Jim Jocoy, et al
(Hardcover)

From the Velvets to the Voidoids: A Pre-Punk History For a Post-Punk World
by Clinton Heylin
The Ramones. Suicide. Pere Ubu. This book explores the origins and evolution of the fiery history of punk and New Wave. Filled with insights from such music legends as Lou Reed, Debbie, Harry, David Byrne, Patti Smith, and Richard Hell, this book is a great read for music lovers and pop culture afficionados. Amazon.com
Paperback: 384 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.25 x 8.50 x 5.25 
Publisher: Penguin USA (Paper); (June 1993)
ASIN: 0140179704 
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