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Auteur: Heylin, Clinton
Titel: From The Velvets To The Voidoids
Sub titel: The Birth Of American Punk Rock

Exhaustively researched and packed with unique insights, this history journeys from the punk scene's roots in the mid-1960s to the arrival of "new wave" in the early 1980s. With a cast that includes Patti Smith, Pere Ubu, Television, Blondie, the Ramones, the MC5, the Stooges, Talking Heads, and the Dead Boys, this account is the definitive story of early American punk rock. Extraordinarily balanced, it tells the story of the music's development largely through the artists' own words, while thoroughly analyzing and evaluating the music in a lucid and cogent manner. First published in 1993, this was the first book to tell the stories of these then-little-known bands; now, this edition has been updated with a new discography, including imports and bootlegs, and an afterword detailing the post-1970s history of these bands. This really is oral history at its finest, with the narrative and excellent (opinionated) analysis framed around the words of Lou Reed, Debbie Harry, David Byrne, Patti Smith, Richard Hell, Danny Fields, The Electric Eels, The Heartbreakers, Tommy & Joey Ramone, Clem Burke, David Johansen, Alan Vega and dozens more. There's a bunch of photos too. Top stuff.
2005, 426 pag., Euro 21,95
Chicago Review Press, Chicago, ISBN 1556525753


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