Punk Rock: So What?: The Cultural Legacy of Punk
Routledge, Sep 11, 2002 - Art - 272 pages
It's now over twenty years since punk pogo-ed its way into our consciousness. Punk Rock So What?brings together a new generation of academics, writers and journalists to provide the first comprehensive assessment of punk and its place in popular music history, culture and myth. The contributors, who include Suzanne Moore, Lucy OBrien, Andy Medhurst, Mark Sinker and Paul Cobley, challenge standard views of punk prevalent since the 1970s. They:
* re-situate punk in its historical context, analysing the possible origins of punk in the New York art scene and Manchester clubs as well as in Malcolm McClarens brain
* question whether punk deserves its reputation as an anti-fascist, anti-sexist movement which opened up opportunities for women musicians and fans alike.
* trace punks long-lasting influence on comics, literature, art and cinema as well as music and fashion, from films such as Sid and Nancy and The Great Rock n Roll Swindle to work by contemporary artists such as Gavin Turk and Sarah Lucas.
* discuss the role played by such key figures as Johnny Rotten, Richard Hell, Malcolm McClaren, Mark E. Smith and Viv Albertine.
Punk Rock Revisited kicks over the statues of many established beliefs about the meaning of punk, concluding that, if anything, punk was more culturally significant than anybody has yet suggested, but perhaps for different reasons.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mbach - LibraryThing
This book takes an academic approach to the punk rock movement in the late 70s. It focuses predominatly on England and the social impact that the music had on culture. Originally I thought this book ... Read full review
Other editions - View all
aesthetic Allen’s American punk Anarchy andthe Archive footage artist atthe authenticity band British bythe Clash club comics counterculture critical cyberpunk Dictators documentary England’s Dreaming example Faber fans Fantagraphics fanzine fascist fiction Figure film Frith fromthe fuck garage Gibson gigs girls Hebdige hippy Holmstrom ibid images interviews inthe inwhich issue itwas Jamie Reid Johnny Rotten Jones London look Love Love and Rockets Lydon magazine mainstream Malcolm McLaren McCaffery meaning Millar’s movement n’Roll narrative nostalgia novel ofpunk ofthe onthe played political popular culture postmodern postpunk published punk fashion punk music punk rock punk’s racism Ramones record reggae Reid Richard Rock’n Roll Swindle Routledge Savage Savage Pencil scene selfconscious selfpublished Sex Pistols skinhead Skrewdriver small press song Sounds Stewart Home style subculture suchas surf swastika teenage termsof thesame tobe tothe trousers Tshirts underground visual wasa Wigan withthe women writers York youth