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England's Dreaming: Sex Pistols and Punk Rock

by Jon Savage

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Fascinating history of a musical phenomenon - a race against time to set the stage with safety pins and attitude. Always fun to find out more about an era in music that can only be compared to the impact that Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" had in 1913 (causing riots at the first performance). A raucous blend of personalities desperately trying to be the next new thing and a long ode to the rise and fall of not only punk but also Malcolm McLaren. Remind me to tell you the story of the time [late 70s San Francisco] the punkers got up and started pounding on the side of the DJ booth (the DJ was playing disco)... ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
music, music history, British history
  gwyneira | Oct 27, 2008 |
I started this book thinking I would learn a thing or two about the Sex Pistols, but ended up -- about 700 pages later -- an armchair expert on the cultural history of the 1970s. In other words, Jon Savage is one hell of a writer. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312288220, Paperback)

England's Dreaming is the ultimate book on punk, its progenitors, the Sex Pistols, and the moment they defined for music fans in England and the United States. Savage brings to life the sensational story of the meteoric rise and rapid implosion of the Pistols through layers of rich detail, exclusive interviews, and rare photographs. This fully revised and updated edition of the book covers the legacy of punk twenty-five years later and provides an account of the Pistols' 1996 reunion as well as a freshly updated discography and a completely new introduction.

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"England's Dreaming is the ultimate book on punk, its progenitors, the Sex Pistols, and the moment they defined for music fans in England and the United States. Savage brings to life the sensational story of the meteoric rise and rapid implosion of the Pistols through layers of rich detail, exclusive interviews, and rare photographs. This fully revised and updated edition of the book covers the legacy of punk twenty-five years later and provides an account of the Pistols' 1996 reunion as well as a freshly updated discography and a completely new introduction."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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