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From the Velvets to the Voidoids
From the Velvets to the Voidoids: The Birth of American Punk Rock | Clinton Heylin
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Exhaustively researched and packed with unique insights, this history journeys from the punk scene's roots in the mid-1960s to the arrival of new wave in the early 1980s. With a cast that includes Patti Smith, Pere Ubu, Television, Blondie, the Ramones, the MC5, the Stooges, Talking Heads, and the Dead Boys, this account is the definitive story of early American punk rock. Extraordinarily balanced, it tells the story of the music's development largely through the artists' own words, while thoroughly analyzing and evaluating the music in a lucid and cogent manner. First published in 1993, this was the first book to tell the stories of these then-little-known bands; now, this edition has been updated with a new discography, including imports and bootlegs, and an afterword detailing the post-1970s history of these bands. Filled with insights from interviews with artists such as Lou Reed, Debbie Harry, David Byrne, Patti Smith, and Richard Hell, this book has long been considered one of the essential reads on rock rebellion.
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This book will take me foreverrrrr to read because I'm taking the time to listen to just about every album mentioned. What would normally be a tedious reading experience is actually turning out to be really rewarding. I luuuuv The Modern Lovers, and thanks to today's #funfridayphoto, I realize I was channeling Jonathan Richman in my clothing choices this morning.
@Liberty

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LindsayReads
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And now for The Stooges! 💝💝💝💝💝

Weaponxgirl Yay! I have a theory that all the drugs have embalmed iggy pop and he may actually be immortal now 3y
LindsayReads @Weaponxgirl 😂😂😂 We can only hope! 3y
Sue @Weaponxgirl At least Keith Richards will have some company at the end of the world then 😂 3y
Weaponxgirl @Sue ? I just picture them looking a bit bemused going " well that was a particularly wild night " 3y
Sue @Weaponxgirl Yeah man, what a trip! 3y
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LindsayReads
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On to the MC5!!! This counts as a #bookishtee, right?

SuperPunkNinja 🤘🤘🤘 3y
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LindsayReads
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#recentnonfictionread #Marchintoreading

From my aforementioned VU exhibit visit--this was a Mondrianish A-frame tent lined with mats so you could recline and get a sense of Warhol's Factory and the Exploding Plastic Inevitable. I could have hung out there all day. ♥♥♥♥

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LindsayReads
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Disclosure: I may spam Litsy a little bit during this read.

OMG7*"

SuperPunkNinja 🤘🤘🤘 3y
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LindsayReads
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I need some candy reads to get me feeling like I'm back on the reading train, and I think indulging in some books on music might do the trick. Good thing I went on a request binge last Friday...these all arrived in time for my #MarchTBR! #Marchintoreading