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Title Under the big black sun : a personal history of LA punk / John Doe with Tom DeSavia and friends.

Publication Info. Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Group, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  781.6609794 UND    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  781.6609 DOE    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  781.66 UN    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xxii, 277 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Includes index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / Billie Joe Armstrong -- Preface: post-apocalyptic clowns / Tom DeSavia -- Something's happening here / John Doe -- A seamless race / Exene Cervenka -- A hundred lives are shoved inside / John Doe -- The Canterbury tales / Jane Wiedlin -- A nonstop crazy party / Pleasant Gehman -- Murphy beds / John Doe -- You better shut up and listen / Chris Morris -- Acid, meet Catholicism / Tom DeSavia -- Take my picture... / Tom DeSavia -- So young & beautiful / John Doe -- Punk-rock teenage heaven / Robert Lopez aka El Vez -- Starry nights in east LA / Covarrubias/DeSavia -- Go west, go west, go west / John Doe -- The stucco-coated killing field / Henry Rollins -- When it came to drugs / John Doe -- Punk as a young adult / Chris D. -- Stuff gets twisted up / Mike Watt -- Unvarnished, detailed, west coast / John Doe -- The almighty song / Charlotte Caffey -- Sunglasses & cool cars / John Doe -- Descent / Jack Grisham -- No slow songs tonight: 1979-1982 / Dave Alvin -- How to build a new world then tear it down / Kristine McKenna -- My only friend, the end / John Doe.
Summary Under the Big Black Sun explores the nascent Los Angeles punk rock movement and its evolution to hardcore punk as it's never been told before. Authors John Doe and Tom DeSavia have woven together an enthralling story of the legendary west coast scene from 1977-1982 by enlisting the voices of people who were there. The book shares chapter-length tales from the authors along with personal essays from famous (and infamous) players in the scene.
Subject Punk rock music -- California -- Los Angeles -- History and criticism.
Punk rock musicians -- California -- Los Angeles.
Punk culture -- California -- Los Angeles.
Punk culture. (OCoLC)fst01084152
Punk rock music. (OCoLC)fst01084153
Punk rock musicians. (OCoLC)fst01084156
California -- Los Angeles. (OCoLC)fst01204540
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Author Doe, John, 1954-
DeSavia, Tom.
ISBN 9780306824081 (hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
0306824086 (hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
9780306824098 (e-book ;) (alk. paper)
0306824094 (e-book ;) (alk. paper)
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