My So-Called Punk: Green Day, Fall Out Boy, The Distillers, Bad Religion---How Neo-Punk Stage-Dived Into the Mainstream
When it began, punk was an underground revolution that raged against the mainstream; now punk is the mainstream. Tracing the origins of Grammy-winning icons Green Day and the triumphant resurgence of neo-punk legends Bad Religion through MTV's embrace of pop-punk bands like Yellowcard, music journalist Matt Diehl explores the history of new punk, exposing how this once cult sound became a blockbuster commercial phenomenon. Diehl follows the history and controversy behind neo-punk—from the Offspring's move from a respected indie label to a major, to multi-platinum bands Good Charlotte and Simple Plan's unrepentant commercial success, through the survival of genre iconoclasts the Distillers and the rise of "emo" superstars like Fall Out Boy.
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Shorter Matt Diehl: "Brody Dalle of the Distillers is like Ghandi, MLK and Jesus. God, I wanna bone her." (And I say this as a person who likes The Distillers and thinks Brody's very cool!) Also, why ... Read full review
My So-Called Punk: Green Day, Fall Out Boy, The Distillers, Bad Religion---How Neo-Punk Stage-Dived into the MainstreamUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
"This ain't your daddy's punk," this book's cover seems to scream when, in fact, "neopunk" is arguably a good deal safer (and more corporate) than dear ole Pap. Music journalist Diehl (cowriter ... Read full review