Pretty Vacant: A History of Punk

Author(s): Phil Strongman

Music, and Showbusiness | Secondhand

From the precursors of punk, through the famous Bill Grundy show when punk first hit the nation's consciousness to the modern-day heirs, such as Green Day and Busted, punk has evolved and taken over so many aspects of life that even banks now use punk lettering to appeal to their markets. In this brilliant account of punk, the authors have interviewed all the major figures to build up a complete portrait of a remarkable era of change in music and youth culture. Their story features Richard Branson, Malcolm McLaren, Vivienne Westwood, Tony Parsons and many more who took their early steps to fame and fortune around this time. Band members of The Clash, Stranglers, Sex Pistols and many others recall what happened, bringing their story to life with vivid anecdotes and telling detail.

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General Fields

  • : 9780752869476
  • : Orion Books Limited
  • : Orion Books Limited
  • : books

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  • : Phil Strongman
  • : Hardback
  • : 607