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Gimme something better : the profound, progressive, and occasionally pointless history of Bay Area punk from Dead Kennedys to Green Day

Author: Jack Boulware; Silke Tudor
Publisher: New York : Penguin, 2009.
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Chronicles more than two decades of punk music, progressive politics, social consciousness, and divine decadence, told by the people who made it happen. Brings the outrageous and influential punk scene to life, from the notorious final performance of the Sex Pistols, to Jello Biafra's bid for mayor, the rise of "Maximum RocknRoll" magazine, and the East Bay pop-punk sound that sold millions around the globe.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Interviews
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Boulware; Silke Tudor
ISBN: 9780143113805 0143113801
OCLC Number: 318411427
Description: xvi, 489 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction / Jesse Michaels --
Prologue: Turds on the Run --
Part I 1. I Gave My Punk Jacket to Rickie --
2. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue --
3. Baby, You're So Repulsive --
4. Teenage Rebel --
5. Giddyup Mutants --
6. Holidays in the Sun --
7. You Are One of Our Lesser Audiences --
8. Kick Out the Jams --
9. Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables --
10. No One's Listening --
11. Ha Ha Ha --
12. Beer-Drinking Brothers from Different Mothers --
13. Thank You, Good Night, Get Out --
Part II 14. We Are the Kings Now --
15. Better Living Through Chemistry --
16. Grandma Rule --
17. Blitzkrieg Bop --
18. Gimme Something Better --
19. Berkeley Heathen Scum --
20. Dan with the Mello Hair --
21. Goddamn Motherfucking Son of a Bitch --
22. High Priest(s) of Harmful Matter --
23. Mommy, Can I Go Out and Kill Tonight? --
24. Beers, Steers and Queers: The Texas Invasion --
25. Welcome to Paradise --
26. Island of Misfit Toys --
27. Crossover --
28. Let's Lynch the Landlord --
29. Fucked Up Ronnie --
Part III 30. White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean --
31. A Chronology for Survival --
32. Sleep, What's That? --
33. Journey to the End of the East Bay --
34. 10 Seconds of Anarchy --
35. Two Blocks Away --
36. Ever Fallen in Love --
37. You Put Your Chocolate in My Peanut Butter --
38. Ripped from the Headlines --
39. Rise Above --
40. All I Know Is What I Don't Know --
41. Unity --
42. White Picket Fence --
43. Up the Punks! --
44. Going to Pasalacqua --
45. No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith --
46. Runnin' Riot --
47. Outpunk --
48. My Boyfriend's a Pinhead --
49. Shield Your Eyes --
50. ...And Out Come the Wolves --
51. I Wanna Get a Mohawk (But My Mom Won't Let Me Get One) --
52. (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone --
53. Longview --
54. He Who Laughs Last --
55. Rock 'n' Roll High School --
Who's Who --
Source Index --
Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: [interviews by] Jack Boulware and Silke Tudor.
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Chronicles more than two decades of punk music, progressive politics, social consciousness, and divine decadence, told by the people who made it happen. Brings the outrageous and influential punk scene to life, from the notorious final performance of the Sex Pistols, to Jello Biafra's bid for mayor, the rise of "Maximum RocknRoll" magazine, and the East Bay pop-punk sound that sold millions around the globe.

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