Please Kill Me The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

Author(s): Legs McNeil; Gillian McCain

punk & punk rock

ATime Out andDaily News Top Ten Book of the Year upon its initial release,Please Kill Me is the first oral history of the most nihilist of all pop movements. Iggy Pop, Danny Fields, Dee Dee and Joey Ramone, Malcom McLaren, Jim Carroll, and scores of other famous and infamous punk figures lend their voices to this definitive account of that outrageous, explosive era. From its origins in the twilight years of Andy Warhol's New York reign to its last gasps as eighties corporate rock, the phenomenon known as punk is scrutinized, eulogized, and idealized by the people who werethere and who made it happen.

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Legs McNeil lives at the Schwenksville Narrative Oral History Institute. He was the former Resident Punk at "Punk magazine," a senior editor at "Spin," and regularly contributes to Vice online. Gillian McCain is the author of two books of poetry. Legs and Gillian s most recent book is "Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose," and they are currently at work on a new book about the California music and counterculture scenes of the 1960s."

General Fields

  • : 9780802125361
  • : Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
  • : 47838
  • : August 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Legs McNeil; Gillian McCain
  • : Paperback
  • : 448