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Review: Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

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Punk gets idealized alot -- there's a real sense of utopia in the music, where one can have free expression of a new world. However, in reading this, I was appalled to see that many of the individuals ... Read full review

Review: Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

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This is a look at the earliest days of punk with firsthand interviews. “Please Kill Me,” named after a bulls eye T-shirt that Richard Hell wore on the Lower East Side, is a voyeuristic journey of sex ... Read full review

Review: Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

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Decent, if a little aimless in structure. I enjoyed hearing some fun anecdotes and some real emotion out of some folks. What I didn't enjoy was how much Malcolm McLaren was all over the text and how ... Read full review

Review: Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

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nice oral history though I found myself constantly having to look in the appendix to see who was who. it mostly went chronologically but it occasionally felt that things went out of order in an effort to keep the stories coherent. Read full review

Review: Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

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This book is outstanding. It captures this world quite well, painting a very vivid portrait, yet it doesn't make any qualms about what it was all about, nor does it ever speculate what it could have ... Read full review

Review: Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

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The main message of this book is that just about everyone involved in the origins of punk rock was a total asshole. As an oral history, Please Kill Me is excellent. It always maintains a coherent ... Read full review

Review: Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

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More like 3 and a half stars rather than 4. A tell-all book covering the formative years of punk (or punk influencing bands) with stories about the various players on the scene. Bands and musicians ... Read full review

Review: Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

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Wish I would have realised before I finished the book that there was a "Cast of Characters" in the back. It was a little hard to keep track of who was who, but otherwise the book was very interesting. Read full review

Review: Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

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An often entertaining carny ride of sordid tales about some of the various "proto-punk" and "punk" music scenes (NYC, LA, Detroit, Cleveland) from the late 60's through the 80's... by nature ... Read full review

Review: Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

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The main takeaways here were that (1) punk was only actually punk for like five seconds; (2) everyone slept with everyone and then they all got STDs, and also they did every drug imaginable and then ... Read full review


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