Punk Rock

An Oral History
Robb, John, 1961- (Book - 2006)
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Punk Rock

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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.

Presents the history of a radical movement in Seventies Britain. With its own clothes, hair, artwork, fanzines and radical politics, Punk boasted a DIY ethos that meant anyone could take part. This book gives the inside view on events such as the Sex Pistols' anti-Jubilee riverboat party, famous gigs at the Roxy and 100 Club, and their records.

Independent Publishing Group
With its own fashion, culture, and chaotic energy, punk rock boasted a do-it-yourself ethos that allowed anyone to take part. Vibrant and volatile, the punk scene left an extraordinary legacy of music and cultural change. John Robb talks to many of those who cultivated the movement, such as John Lydon, Lemmy, Siouxsie Sioux, Mick Jones, Chrissie Hynde, Malcolm McLaren, Henry Rollins, and Glen Matlock, weaving together their accounts to create a raw and unprecedented oral history of punk. Ranging from its widely debated roots in the late 1960s to its enduring influence on the bands, fashion, and culture of today, this history brings to life the energy and the anarchy as no other book has done.

Authors: Robb, John, 1961-
Statement of Responsibility: John Robb ; edited by Oliver Craske
Title: Punk rock
an oral history
Publisher: London : Ebury Press, 2006
Characteristics: xiii, 562 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Notes: Includes index
Subject Headings: Punk rock musicians Interviews Punk rock music History and criticism
Topical Term: Punk rock musicians
Punk rock music
Additional Contributors: Craske, Oliver
LCCN: 2006389312
ISBN: 0091905117
Branch Call Number: 784 R
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Punk rock musician John Robb interviews more than 100 contributors to bring the inside view on the seminal events of the radical Punk Rock movement that exploded in Seventies Britain.

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