London's Burning

London's Burning

True Adventures on the Frontlines of Punk, 1976-1977

Book - 2009
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London's Burning is the story of punk rock as it happened, stripped of hindsight and future legend, and laid bare. Here are the Damned and the Adverts on tour, the Sex Pistols swearing through their prime-time television debut, the Tom Robinson Band conducting a club full of skinheads through the anthem "Glad to Be Gay," rioting Rastas running through the carnage that closed the Notting Hill Carnival, Sid Vicious arguing about which was David Bowie's best song. At the same time, it is a personal story of a confused but dedicated sixteen-year-old looking not just for kicks and great music, but for a cultural revolution--and finding one in his back yard.

Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press : Distributed by Independent Publishers Group, c2009.
ISBN: 9781556527692
1556527691
Branch Call Number: 781.66 THOMPSON
Characteristics: xvi, 327 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

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sid9nancy
Oct 15, 2014

fails to convey the atmosphere of excitement during the first punk years

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Bewlay
Nov 10, 2010

Not one of the better books, get Rip and Up and Start it Again or Please Kill Me.

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TomSnider
Sep 15, 2010

Didn't manage to finish

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