"It's over a quarter of a century now since punk rock transformed the landscape of music and popular culture forever, and still the significance of the era continues to endure. Whether you take your Year Zero from New York Dolls in the US in 1975 or the heady bile of The Clash and Sex Pistols in London the following year, it's impossible to overstate the importance of punk. Its attitudinal wrath and scorn for all that came before it rewrote attitudes towards popular culture - but what of the music that underpinned the cultural seismic shifts? What of the songs? Punk - Young, Loud & Snotty: The Stories behind the Songs examines the songs that encapsulated punk's radical message of dissatisfaction, anger and integrity. From the daddies of the scene - The Clash and Pistols - through The Buzzcocks, The Stranglers, The Undertones and The Damned to the later, artier punk of Joy Division, Wire and The Fall (and not forgetting the American front of Ramones, Dead Boys and Blondie), this title dissects punk's nihilistic classic tunes. Book jacket."--Jacket.