The publication of Punk Diary 1970-'79 and
it's follow up Post-Punk Diary 1980-'82 set a new high water mark in formation
about the underground rock movement in both the UK and US. Both of the books
went out of print in the last few years and after repeated requests, they've
been retooled, refurbished and put back into print!
This new book takes BOTH of the original volumes and combines them into one
massive book, 750+ pages long, completely indexed, with improved pictures, and
with over 700 new entries and discoveries. Did you know that Devo first played
in public in 1973? How about Oingo Boingo's debut single in 1976?
A towering stack of records, newspapers, biographies and interview tapes has
been distilled into the definitive volume of the times.
IS THERE ANOTHER FREEBIE CD??
Of course! The highlight for some will be the
1981 vintage interviews with R.E.M. and U2. The R.E.M. clip catches the band
just before "Chronic Town" is released, and the U2 bit was recorded
as they made their way across America on their first US tour in April of '81,
and the Ramones discussing 'success' in 1983. The other interviews on the disc
include: Adam & The Ants, The Beat, The Cult, The Cure, Damned, Depeche
Mode, Devo, Gang Of Four, Gary Numan, The Go Gos, Lords Of The New Church, Nick
Lowe, Oingo Boingo, OMID, Psychedelic Furs, Squeeze, Stray Cats, Style Council,
Ultravox, and XTC.
Just to see
what it looks like inside the cover, here's a peek.
motivation behind this book, and what makes it different from other books
you've seen on punk rock?
For all the
arguments about 'who started punk'- here's the final word. A chronology of the
first six years of the '70s. Draw your own informed conclusions, but check out the book for the
The index of this book contains more information that most other books on
punk. Use it as a handy reference to what happened when, or as a quickie
discography for your favorite underground bands. Even so- this index only
represents 10 pages from a 750 page book!
If you want to get hold of me, e-mail
Thanks!- George Gimarc
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