Babylon's burning: from punk to grunge

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Viking, Jan 31, 2007 - Music - 694 pages
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In this enthralling history of punk and grunge, Clinton Heylin describes how the word 'punk' was coined by revered rock journalist Lester Bangs, and how the movement itself took hold in England with the Sex Pistols in the fore, closely followed by the Clash. Though it relates the movement to other political and social trends, this is essentially a history of music - showing the enourmous musical influence of the Pistols as they carried a raft of other bands from all over the UK in their wake.

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Review: Babylon's Burning: From Punk to Grunge

User Review  - Stuka69 - Goodreads

Recommended reading for punk fans. Like the book says "From Punk to Grunge" and everything else in between. Read full review

Review: Babylon's Burning: From Punk to Grunge

User Review  - Roger - Goodreads

An incredibly thorough book on punk rock, focusing mainly on the first wave (1975-78) but also hitting the pre-punk influences and the post-punk era. Sometimes it was a little too detailed, bogging ... Read full review

Contents

Bibliography
625
Selected Discography
640
Dramatis Personae
647
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Clinton Heylin's biography of Bob Dylan (Behind the Shades) is now in its second edition and has been in print in Penguin for fifteen years. His history of early American punk, From the Velvets to the Voidoids, was shortlisted for the prestigious Ralph Eleason award in the States, and has just been reissued. Brought up in Manchester where as a teenager he saw many of the bands covered here. He now lives in Somerset.

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