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Punk and Post-Punk -

Related category: Music & Performing Arts

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 25 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Revenge of the She-Punks: A Feminist Music History from Poly Styrene to Pussy Riot by Vivien Goldman
    Revenge of the She-Punks: A Feminist Music History from Poly Styrene to Pussy Riot - by Vivien Goldman

    £13.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781477316542 | ISBN 10: 147731654x

    As an industry insider and pioneering post-punk musician, Vivien Goldman’s perspective on music journalism is unusually well-rounded. In Revenge of the She-Punks, she probes four themes—identity, money, love, and protest—to explore what makes p ... more

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  • Cover image of book Clothes, Music, Boys. by Viv Albertine
    Clothes, Music, Boys. - by Viv Albertine

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780571351343 | ISBN 10: 0571351344

    In 1970, Viv Albertine knew she wanted to be in a band, but had never seen a woman play electric guitar. Seven years later, she was the guitarist in the hugely influential all-female punk band, the Slits. This is the story of how, through sheer will, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dayglo! The Creative Life of Poly Styrene by Celeste Bell and Zoë Howe
    Dayglo! The Creative Life of Poly Styrene - by Celeste Bell and Zoë Howe

    £25.00   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781785586163 | ISBN 10: 1785586165

    Poly Styrene was a singer-songwriter, an artist, a free-thinker, a post-modern style pioneer and a lifelong spiritual seeker: a true punk icon. But this rebel queen with the cheeky grin was also a latter-day pop artist with a wickedly perceptive gift ... more

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  • Cover image of book XXXXX by Jamie Reid
    XXXXX - by Jamie Reid

    £35.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781908067210 | ISBN 10: 1908067217

    XXXXX is a fifty year-long survey of collages, paintings, & sketches by British artist, iconoclast, anarchist, punk, hippie, shit-stirring rebel & romantic Jamie Reid. This visual diary assembles Reid’s earliest graphic ventures out of art school, ... more

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  • Cover image of book This Is Memorial Device by David Keenan
    This Is Memorial Device - by David Keenan

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780571330850 | ISBN 10: 0571330851

    A TELEGRAPH AND ROUGH TRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE ROUGH TRADE BOOK OF THE MONTH LRB BOOK OF THE WEEK CAUGHT BY THE RIVER BOOK OF THE MONTH   Ross Raymond and Johnny McLaughlin are two fanboys dedicated to t ... more

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  • Cover image of book No Future: Punk, Politics and British Youth Culture, 1976-1984 by Matthew Worley
    No Future: Punk, Politics and British Youth Culture, 1976-1984 - by Matthew Worley

    £17.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781316625606 | ISBN 10: 1316625605

    'No Feelings', 'No Fun', 'No Future'.   The years 1976–84 saw punk emerge and evolve as a fashion, a musical form, an attitude and an aesthetic. Against a backdrop of social fragmentation, violence, high unemployment and socio-economic chan ... more

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  • Cover image of book Punk is Dead: Modernity Killed Every Night by Richard Cabut and Andrew Gallix
    Punk is Dead: Modernity Killed Every Night - by Richard Cabut and Andrew Gallix

    £17.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781785353468 | ISBN 10: 1785353462

    An anthology featuring the most astute commentators and participants of the underground rise of punk, in this nuanced portrait of the era.   This original collection of insight, analysis and conversation charts the course of punk from its unde ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Rise, the Fall, and the Rise by Brix Smith Start
    The Rise, the Fall, and the Rise - by Brix Smith Start

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571325061 | ISBN 10: 0571325068

    The Rise, The Fall, and The Rise is the extraordinary story, in her own words, of Brix Smith Start. Best known for her work in The Fall at the time when they were perhaps the most powerful and influential anti-authoritarian postpunk band in the world ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Aesthetic of Our Anger: Anarcho-Punk, Politics and Music by Mike Dines and Matthew Worley (Editors)
    The Aesthetic of Our Anger: Anarcho-Punk, Politics and Music - by Mike Dines and Matthew Worley (Editors)

    £18.00   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781570273186 | ISBN 10: 1570273189

    Punk is one of the most fiercely debated post-war subcultures. Despite the attention surrounding the movement’s origins, analyses of punk have been drawn predominantly from a now well-trodden historical narrative. This simplification of punk’s hi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Global Punk: Resistance and Rebellion in Everyday Life by Kevin Dunn
    Global Punk: Resistance and Rebellion in Everyday Life - by Kevin Dunn

    £19.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781628926040 | ISBN 10: 162892604x

    Global Punk examines the global phenomenon of DIY (do-it-yourself) punk, arguing that it provides a powerful tool for political resistance and personal self-empowerment.   Drawing examples from across the evolution of punk from the streets ... more

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  • Cover image of book England
    England's Dreaming: Sex Pistols and Punk Rock - by Jon Savage

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780571326280 | ISBN 10: 0571326285

    Jon Savage's Ralph Gleason Award-winning England's Dreaming is the ultimate book on punk, its progenitors, the Sex Pistols, and their time: the late 1970s. Full of anedcote, insight, and exclusive interviews, it tells the sensational story of the met ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Last of the Hippies: An Hysterical Romance by Penny Rimbaud
    The Last of the Hippies: An Hysterical Romance - by Penny Rimbaud

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781629631035 | ISBN 10: 1629631035

    First published in 1982 as part of the Crass record album Christ: The Album, Penny Rimbaud's The Last of the Hippies is a fiery anarchist polemic centered on the story of his friend, Phil Russell (aka Wally Hope), who was murdered by the State while ... more

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  • Cover image of book Arguments Yard: Thirty Five Years of Ranting Verse and Thrash Mandola by Attila the Stockbroker
    Arguments Yard: Thirty Five Years of Ranting Verse and Thrash Mandola - by Attila the Stockbroker

    £14.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781909454309 | ISBN 10: 1909454303

    Launched into public consciousness by John Peel in the early 1980s, poet, musician, journalist and political activist Attila the Stockbroker has since spent thirty five years touring the world as a self-sustaining, one man DIY cottage industry. Havin ... more

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  • Cover image of book One Chord Wonders: Power and Meaning in Punk Rock by Dave Laing
    One Chord Wonders: Power and Meaning in Punk Rock - by Dave Laing

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781629630335 | ISBN 10: 1629630330

    Originally published in 1985, One Chord Wonders was the first full-length study of the glory years of British punk rock. The book argues that one of punks most significant political achievements was to expose the operations of power in the British e ... more

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  • Cover image of book Anger is an Energy: My Life Uncensored by John Lydon
    Anger is an Energy: My Life Uncensored - by John Lydon

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781471137211 | ISBN 10: 147113721x

    John Lydon has secured prime position as one of the most recognizable icons in the annals of music history. As Johnny Rotten, he was the lead singer of the Sex Pistols - the world's most notorious band, who shot to fame in the mid-1970s with singles ... more

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  • Cover image of book Networks of Sound, Style and Subversion by Nick Crossley
    Networks of Sound, Style and Subversion - by Nick Crossley

    £17.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780719088650 | ISBN 10: 0719088658

    This book examines the birth of punk in the UK and its transformation, within a short period of time, into post-punk. Deploying innovative concepts of critical mass, social networks and music worlds, and using sophisticated techniques of socia ... more

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  • Cover image of book Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair & Post-Punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side by Rayya Elias
    Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair & Post-Punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side - by Rayya Elias

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781408837696 | ISBN 10: 1408837692

    "She's experienced wealth, cultural alienation, homelessness, brushes with fame, prison, rehab, record deals, a million blown second chances, a dozen broken hearts and one bloody-knuckled ultimate spiritual redemption. She even died once in the proce ... more

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  • Cover image of book Punk Rock: An Oral History by John Robb
    Punk Rock: An Oral History - by John Robb

    £17.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781604860054 | ISBN 10: 1604860057

    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 t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Lost Women of Rock Music: Female Musicians of the Punk Era by Helen Reddington
    The Lost Women of Rock Music: Female Musicians of the Punk Era - by Helen Reddington

    £19.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781845539573 | ISBN 10: 1845539575

    In the late 1970s and early 1980s a new phenomenon emerged in UK popular music female guitarists, bass-players, keyboard-players and drummers began playing in bands. Before this time, womens presence in rock bands, with a few notable exceptions, h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Route 19 Revisited: The Clash and London Calling by Marcus Gray
    Route 19 Revisited: The Clash and London Calling - by Marcus Gray

    £12.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780099524205 | ISBN 10: 0099524201

    One of the greatest rock and roll records of all time, and one of the greatest bands, finally get the book they deserve.  Twenty-eight years after its original release, The Clashs London Calling was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution by Sara Marcus
    Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution - by Sara Marcus

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780061806360 | ISBN 10: 0061806366

    Girls to the Front is the epic, definitive history of the Riot Grrrl movement the radical feminist punk uprising that exploded into the public eye in the 1990s, altering Americas gender landscape forever.  Author Sara Marcus, a music ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women of the Underground: Music - Cultural Innovators Speak for Themselves by Zora von Burden
    Women of the Underground: Music - Cultural Innovators Speak for Themselves - by Zora von Burden

    £14.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781933149196 | ISBN 10: 1933149191

    Featuring new interviews with: Wanda Jackson - Miss Mercy (GTOs) - Moe Tucker (Velvet Underground) - Nina Hagen - Lydia Lunch - Adele Bertei (The Contortions) - Cosey Fanni Tutti (Throbbing Gristle) - Jarboe (Swans) - Slymenstra (Gwar) - Patricia Mor ... more

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  • Cover image of book We Owe You Nothing: Punk Planet - the Collected Interviews by Daniel Sinker
    We Owe You Nothing: Punk Planet - the Collected Interviews - by Daniel Sinker

    £15.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781933354323 | ISBN 10: 1933354321

    The first compilation of the riveting and provocative interviews of Punk Planet magazine, founded in 1994 and charging unbowed into the new millennium. Never lapsing into hapless nostalgia, these conversations with figures as diverse as Jello Biafra, ... more

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  • Cover image of book My First Time: A Collection of First Punk Stories by Chris Duncan
    My First Time: A Collection of First Punk Stories - by Chris Duncan

    £11.00   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781904859178 | ISBN 10: 1904859178

    "Youthful idealism is beautiful. No matter how silly or misguided they may end up being, the urgency and power that a group of humans with the same beliefs and ideas can harness, is intoxicating and infectious. I think that's what does it; that's wha ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs by John Lydon
    Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs - by John Lydon

    £14.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780859653411 | ISBN 10: 0859653412

    Punk has been romanticised and embalmed on TV, in books and on the catwalk. An English youth revolt that became a world-wide fashion statement, punks idols were the Sex Pistols, and Johnny Rotten was its sneering antichrist.   Seventeen ye ... more

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