Punk Diary: The Ultimate Trainspotter's Guide to Underground Rock, 1970-1982
(Book). Punk Diary is a comprehensive chronicle of the punk rock era, combining for the first time in one volume the previously published Punk Diary and Post Punk Diary expanded with new material never before published. Experience this volatile period in popular music and culture first-hand, as author George Gimarc uses original archival material and in-depth interviews to present a day-by-day accounting of over 1000 bands and 4000 recordings, including record releases, live gigs, bands getting together or breaking apart, riots, arrests, and revealing quotes from the personalities of the day.
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This book is actually a compilation of two books previously published called "Punk Rock Diary 1970-1979" and "Post Punk Rock Diary 1980-1982" by George Gimarc. I purchased the second book directly from George (who had listed it on eBay - it was out of stock on Amazon) and received a sign copy in the mail. Once I read the book I sought out the previous book. I enjoyed both books immensely and predict that the content in the current form (Punk Diary from 2005) will enthrall all of you who also have an interest in music, and in particular Punk and New Wave music from the 1970s and 1980s. The book basically recalls news and published articles from the era in chronolocal order. Having lived through those years and fondly remembering my own experiences, it's wonderful to have the context behind what was happening in the music scene from that time. The books went really far to explain some of the events that shaped the formation and disintegration of the various bands - the events detailed also gave some insight into the movements of artists from band to band. I also liked the reviews, especially for some of my favs - many who weren't very well regarded during their formative years. I also like some of the information that George "in-fills" about future artists and what they were doing/thinking during various periods. I think he adds a lot to the telling.
Review: Punk Diary: The Ultimate Trainspotter's Guide to Underground Rock, 1970-1982User Review - Nycdreamin - Goodreads
"Punk Diary: The Ultimate Trainspotter's Guide to Underground Rock 1970 -1982" by George Gimarc is not really a book you sit down and read - there is just too much information contained in the 744 ... Read full review