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Smashing It Up A Decade Of Chaos With The Damned

Author : Kieron Tyler
ISBN : 9781783238903
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From rank outsiders to pop stardom a decade later, The Damned blazed an anarchic trail through punk rock to achieve massive chart success. A beacon for the Sex Pistols and The Clash to follow, they flung down the musical gauntlet in 1976 with Britain’s first punk single ‘New Rose’. Smashing It Up: A Decade of Chaos with The Damned is their definitive biography, drawing on new, in-depth research and interviews with associates and band members – including founders Brian James, Chris Millar (Rat Scabies), Raymond Burns (Captain Sensible) and David Lett (David Vanian). Conflict was rife: managers and labels came and went; bridges were burnt; opportunities squandered; and Kieron Tyler reveals how – and why – the wayward, wild and wilful Damned are the punk band that survived, and why they truly led the British Punk movement and outshone their contemporaries.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Hey Ho Let S Go The Story Of The Ramones

Author : Everett TRUE
ISBN : 9780857120601
Genre : Music
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From their 1974 debut at New York's premier punk dive, through the classic albums and blistering live sets, The Ramones cut an unforgettable swathe through two decades of pop, setting the scene for punk and hardcore with honed-down songs and ferocious 20 minute sets, but always putting the music first. Seen through the eyes of the people who were there at the time, including musicians, managers, producers, publicists and New York punk scenesters, this book shows the heroic Ramones staying faithful to their own unique musical vision right to the bitter end. This updated edition now climaxes with the sad death of guitarist Johnny Ramone.
Category: Music

Sex Pistols The Inside Story

Author : Fred Vermorel
ISBN : 9780857126771
Genre : Music
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From their earliest days playing in school halls and social clubs, to becoming one of the biggest and most-hyped bands of a decade, The Sex Pistols story is one of opportunity and outrage. Under the management of Malcolm McLaren, Jonny Rotten, Paul Cook, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, and later Sid Vicious, spear-headed the punk movement, mocking and shunning the British establishment and music industry whilst simultaneously playing them at their own game. The Pistols received a contract with EMI that lasted little more than a month, before being signed and sacked by A&M in seven days. The band's only album Never Mind The Bollocks, along with the Jubilee single God Save The Queen both hit number one despite being banned from broadcast by the BBC. Their foul-mouthed appearance with Bill Grundy on national television is now regarded as a defining moment in popular culture.In little over three years, the Sex Pistols transformed the meaning of pop music forever. Their career displayed the power of pure industry hype in an unprecedented way, whilst paradoxically paving the way for a surge of independent bands and records that would side-step the established record industry in favour of greater freedoms of expression. As a result, the Sex Pistols are as significant today as they were in the late-1970s.In this enthralling account, Fred and Judy Vermorel have compiled interviews, diaries, first-hand accounts and press to provide an insider's view on the Sex Pistols phenomenon. You'll discover what was said in those frantic meetings, as well as finding out the truth behind the stories of violence and bad behaviour.
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Sniffin Glue And Other Rock N Roll Habits

Author : Mark Perry
ISBN : 9780857125903
Genre : Music
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“1977 is the Queen's jubilee year, well let's make it our year as well. Let's get out and do something. Chuck away the f•••••g stupid safety-pins, think about people's ideas instead of their clothes. This "scene" is not just a thing to do in the evening. It's the only thing around that's honest...” Omnibus Press presents the definitive collection of Sniffin' Glue… And Other Rock ‘n’ Roll Habits, the most vital and cutting edge punk fanzine of its time. This book features both a digital recreation of every issue and all the original prints in their entirety. Danny Baker, who wrote for the original fanzine over four decades ago, provides a full-length interview on its impact. During its brief existence Sniffin' Glue… chronicled the birth, rise and demise of punk rock in the UK. Starting with a print run of a mere 50 copies, by Issue 3 the circulation was into the thousands. Interviews and reviews of all the key punk artists - The Damned, The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, Generation X, Chelsea, Blondie, The Jam, Iggy Pop and more - alongside news, editorials and gig reviews depict the grassroots punk scene from the inside. Its authentic voice made it a cult classic of its time and a much sought-after historical artefact to this day. On the 40th anniversary of the magazine’s final publication, Omnibus Press are providing the definitive edition of Sniffin Glue…. This is the best possible way to experience the counter-cultural revolution of the ‘70s that spread anarchy throughout the UK.
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Kiss My Arse The Story Of The Pogues

Author : Carol Clerk
ISBN : 9780857120199
Genre : Music
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The story of The Pogues has been as riotous as their most rabble-rousing songs. From the streets of 80s London the Celtic Punks unleashed their hellraising 20-year career and in the process became legends; mythic troubadours whose popularity endures. This Omnibus Enhanced edition of Kiss My Arse has been revamped with an interactive digital timeline which paints the journey of The Pogues with videos and images of live performances, interviews, memorabilia and more. Also included is an integrated Spotify playlist containing the band’s greatest performances. To tell their story author Carol Clerk has interviewed Shane MacGowan, Spider Stacy, Jem Finer, Andrew Ranken, James Fearnley, Cait O'Riordan, and a clutch of associates, friends and fans. All paint a picture of a fiercely loyal group of musicians, their arguments and drunken spats, their love affairs, the drugs, the hirings and the firings, the marriages and deaths… but, above all, the music. This is their story, bared for all.
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Seventies Rock

Author : Frank Moriarty
ISBN : UOM:49015002935071
Genre : Music
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Based on original interviews, 1970s Rock details the decade's huge range of popular music, evocatively chronicling the artists, trends, and songs of this vibrant period. The scope of sub-genres covered includeds Glam rock, Southern rock, country rock, progressive rock, art rock, folk rock, heavy metal, punk rock, disco, jazz-rock fusion, New Wave, and singer-songwriter oriented material. Artists that get particularly trenchant coverage include Neil Young, The Sex Pistols, Paul Simon, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Bruce Springsteen.
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The Trouser Press Guide To 90s Rock

Author : Ira A. Robbins
ISBN : 0684814374
Genre : Music
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Provides coverage of 8,500 records released since 1990 from 2,300 artists, including critical analysis
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Franz Kafka S The Trial

Author : Paul M. Malone
ISBN : UOM:39015060008102
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"The low critical opinion of dramatic adaptations of prose works makes clear that the dramatic text is widely seen as unable to compete with the narrative text that it adapts. Privileging the text of a play as the site of meaning is inadequate, however, given the social nature of theatre; rather, the socio-historical context of a production must be investigated to flesh out the meaning of the text in dramatic production. In this study, four theatrical adaptations of Franz Kafka's novel The Trial (1925) from different decades and countries, and in three different languages, illustrate a history not only of Kafka reception, but also of society, politics and theatrical practice in western Europe and Canada. The diversity of these visions of Kafka's work pleads for the acceptance of dramatic adaptation as a creative form of interpretation, rather than as an ill-advised misappropriation, of its source."
Category: Literary Criticism

The New Age

Author : Arthur Moore
ISBN : OSU:32435061448379
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Author : Briton Hadden
ISBN : UCSC:32106005782039
Genre : History, Modern
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Category: History, Modern