By 1970, the hippie dream of the 60s was dead - the sound track to revolution had become a multi-million dollar industry, and 'rock' had lost its 'roll'. Glitter tried to save music's soul, but was too commercial to be cutting edge for long. Then in 1974, a rescue movement arrived on the streets of New York City. Within two years it had spread West to California, and then East to London. Punk was born.Three chords, black jeans, a pair of shades and a lot of attitude accompanied music whose intensity matched the hard facts of life on its home ground, New York's East Village. This is a first hand account of this little documented era - of life alongside Debbie Harry, Patti Smith, the Velvet Underground, David Bowie and the New York Dolls, of the gigs at CBGBs hitting the news as Warhol and his glittering crew descended - to its worldwide explosion, with Malcom McLaren hijacking the scene's momentum... 'Gary was pretty much everywhere at the right time . . . it's fortunate that the man who wrote X Offender and Presence Dear survived to tell the tale so well.' MOJO
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An insider's account of the birth of punk.About the Author:
Gary Lachman, as Gary Valentine, was a founder member of Blondie, and wrote many of the group's early hits. This book is the story of the world from which Blondie grew, with rare and intimate insight, and includes anecdotes of his life alongside other luminaries of the era with whom he performed, including Iggy Pop. His first book for Sidgwick is Turn Off Your Mind, a history of the arc and roots of the occult counterculture of the Sixties. This is its natural sequel for the Seventies.
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Descripción Macmillan UK, 2002. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX028306367X
Descripción Macmillan UK, 2002. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 028306367X
Descripción Estado de conservación: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 97802830636711.0