England's Dreaming by Jon Savage
Anarchy, Sex Pistols, Punk Rock and Beyond

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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.

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aCompulsive reading . . . Teenage is a rich, rewarding book that makes an important contribution to cultural history.a aCamille Paglia, "The New York Times Book Review" aResonant . . . Savage explores . . . [an] array of teenager types, from the wild, sensational precursors to juvenile delinquency to the straight-laced good-citizen proto-preppie. Itas Savageas claim to being a great historian, and itas mighty convincing.a a"The Onion
Published January 1, 1992 by St Martins Pr. 602 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Arts & Photography, History, Travel, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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These first pages are decidedly slow, but they are the only slow ones in a long book that--among countless other things--describes McLaren's apparently seething, opportunistic ambition, and the ``miasma'' of violence that followed the Sex Pistols from an early, foulmouthed TV interview to a grues...

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Sid Vicious, unsurprisingly, emerges as the most loutish and violent, though it is interesting that it is two strong women - Caroline Coon and Viv Albertine - who attest to his intelligence and sensitivity before he became a Sex Pistol.

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London Review of Books

Punk rockers looked ugly, partly because, being ill-favoured, gangly and for the most part poor-white geeks, they were to the manner born, and partly because they wanted to.

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