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Punk Paradox

Author : Greg Graffin
Publisher : Hachette Books
Page : 397 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 2022-11-08
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780306924606

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Punk Paradox by Greg Graffin Pdf

From the legendary singer-songwriter of Bad Religion comes a historical memoir and cultural criticism of punk rock’s evolution. Greg Graffin is the lead vocalist and songwriter of Bad Religion, recently described as “America's most significant punk band.” Since its inception in Los Angeles in 1980, Bad Religion has produced 18 studio albums, become a long-running global touring powerhouse, and has established a durable legacy as one of the most influential punk rock bands of all time. Punk Paradox is Graffin's life narrative before and during L.A. punk's early years, detailing his observations on the genre's explosive growth and his band's steady rise in importance. The book begins by exploring Graffin’s Midwestern roots and his life-changing move to Southern California in the mid-’70s. Swept up into the burgeoning punk scene in the exhilarating and often-violent streets of Los Angeles, Graffin and his friends formed Bad Religion, built a fanbase, and became a touring institution. All these activities took place in parallel with Graffin's never ceasing quest for intellectual enlightenment. Despite the demands of global tours, recording sessions, and dedication to songwriting, the author also balanced a budding academic career. In so doing, he managed to reconcile an improbable double-life as an iconic punk rock front man and University Lecturer in evolution. Graffin’s unique experiences mirror the paradoxical elements that define the punk genre—the pop influence, the quest for society’s betterment, music’s unifying power—all of which are prime ingredients in its surprising endurance. Fittingly, this book argues against the traditional narrative of the popular perception of punk. As Bad Religion changed from year to year, the spirit of punk—and its sonic significance—lived on while Graffin was ever willing to challenge convention, debunk mythology, and liberate listeners from the chains of indoctrination. As insightful as it is exciting, this thought-provoking memoir provides both a fly on the wall history of the punk scene and astute commentary on its endurance and evolution.

False Prophet

Author : Steven Taylor
Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Music
ISBN : 0819566683

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On the road with a punk rock band.

Punk Revolution!

Author : John Malkin
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Page : 385 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2023-06-15
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781538171738

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Punk Revolution! by John Malkin Pdf

This is the most wide-ranging and provocative look at punk rock as a social change movement over the past forty-five years, told through first-hand accounts of roughly 250 musicians and activists. John Malkin brings together punk’s most famous figures as well as underground voices, creating a new and insightful history of punk throughout the ages.

Punk, Fanzines and DIY Cultures in a Global World

Author : Paula Guerra,Pedro Quintela
Publisher : Springer Nature
Page : 210 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2019-12-27
Category : History
ISBN : 9783030288761

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Punk, Fanzines and DIY Cultures in a Global World by Paula Guerra,Pedro Quintela Pdf

Since the 1970 and 1980s, fanzines have constituted a zone of freedom of thought, of do-it-yourself creativity and of alternatives to conventional media. Along with bands, records and concerts, they became a vital part of the construction of punk 'scenes’, actively contributing to the creation and consolidation of communities. This book moves beyond the usual focus on Anglophone punk scenes to consider fanzines in international contexts. The introduction offers a theoretical, chronological and thematic survey for understanding fanzines, considering their contemporary polyhedral vitality. It then moves to consider the distinct social, historical and geographic contexts in which fanzines were created. Covering the UK, Portugal, Greece, Canada, Germany, Argentina, France and Brazil, as well as a wide range of standpoints, this book contributes to a more global understanding of the fanzine phenomenon.

Punk Rock Dad

Author : Jim Lindberg
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 244 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2009-10-13
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780061750595

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Jim Lindberg is a Punk Rock Dad. When he drives his kids to school in the morning, they listen to the Ramones, the Clash, or the Descendents—and that's it. They can listen to Britney and Justin on their own time. Jim goes to soccer games, dance rehearsals, and piano recitals like all the other dads, but when he feels the need, he also goes to punk shows, runs into the slam pit, and comes home bruised and beaten . . . but somehow feeling strangely better. While the other dads dye their hair brown to cover the gray, Jim occasionally dyes his blue or green. He makes his daughters' lunches, kisses their boo-boos, and tucks them in at night—and then goes into the garage and plays Black Flag and Minor Threat songs at a criminal volume. He pays his taxes, votes in all the presidential and gubernatorial elections, serves on jury duty, and reserves the right to believe that there is a vast Right Wing Conspiracy—and that the head of the P.T.A. is possibly in on it. He is a Punk Rock Dad.

The frailty of authority

Author : Myron Joel Aronoff
Publisher : Transaction Publishers
Page : 242 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 2024-07-18
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 1412836891

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The frailty of authority by Myron Joel Aronoff Pdf

The Frailty of Authority explores the social, economic, cultural, and historical forces that shape and constrain the common worldviews that give ideological legitimacy to collectivities ranging from dynastic American families to Communist party cadres in China. The Frailty of Authority is the fifth consecutive volume in the series, Political Anthropology. It offers original analyses in a pioneering, multidisciplinary field concerned with understanding political man. Articles cover a wide range of theoretical, conceptual, and methodological approaches in exploring the complex inter-relationships among socioeconomic, cultural, and political phenomena.

Anyone Can Do It: Empowerment, Tradition and the Punk Underground

Author : Pete Dale
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2016-04-15
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781317180258

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Anyone Can Do It: Empowerment, Tradition and the Punk Underground by Pete Dale Pdf

For more than three decades, a punk underground has repeatedly insisted that 'anyone can do it'. This underground punk movement has evolved via several micro-traditions, each offering distinct and novel presentations of what punk is, isn't, or should be. Underlying all these punk micro-traditions is a politics of empowerment that claims to be anarchistic in character, in the sense that it is contingent upon a spontaneous will to liberty (anyone can do it - in theory). How valid, though, is punk's faith in anarchistic empowerment? Exploring theories from Derrida and Marx, Anyone Can Do It: Empowerment, Tradition and the Punk Underground examines the cultural history and politics of punk. In its political resistance, punk bears an ideological relationship to the folk movement, but punk's faith in novelty and spontaneous liberty distinguish it from folk: where punk's traditions, from the 1970s onwards, have tended to search for an anarchistic 'new-sense', folk singers have more often been socialist/Marxist traditionalists, especially during the 1950s and 60s. Detailed case studies show the continuities and differences between four micro-traditions of punk: anarcho-punk, cutie/'C86', riot grrrl and math rock, thus surveying UK and US punk-related scenes of the 1980s, 1990s and beyond.


Author : Evan Rapport
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Page : 372 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2020-11-24
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781496831231

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Damaged by Evan Rapport Pdf

Damaged: Musicality and Race in Early American Punk is the first book-length portrait of punk as a musical style with an emphasis on how punk developed in relation to changing ideas of race in American society from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. Drawing on musical analysis, archival research, and new interviews, Damaged provides fresh interpretations of race and American society during this period and illuminates the contemporary importance of that era. Evan Rapport outlines the ways in which punk developed out of dramatic changes to America’s cities and suburbs in the postwar era, especially with respect to race. The musical styles that led to punk included transformations to blues resources, experimental visions of the American musical past, and bold reworkings of the rock-and-roll and rhythm-and-blues sounds of the late 1950s and early 1960s, revealing a historically oriented approach to rock that is strikingly different from the common myths and conceptions about punk. Following these approaches, punk itself reflected new versions of older exchanges between the US and the UK, the changing environments of American suburbs and cities, and a shift from the expressions of older baby boomers to that of younger musicians belonging to Generation X. Throughout the book, Rapport also explores the discourses and contradictory narratives of punk history, which are often in direct conflict with the world that is captured in historical documents and revealed through musical analysis.

Punk, Ageing and Time

Author : Laura Way
Publisher : Springer Nature
Page : 272 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2024-07-18
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 9783031478239

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Whiteness, Otherness and the Individualism Paradox from Huck to Punk

Author : D. Traber
Publisher : Springer
Page : 205 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 2007-02-19
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780230603578

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Whiteness, Otherness and the Individualism Paradox from Huck to Punk by D. Traber Pdf

Traber reexamines the practice of self-marginalization in Euro-American literature and popular culture that depict whites adopting varied markers of otherness to disengage from the dominant culture. He draws on critical theory, whiteness and cultural studies to counter an eager correlation between marginality and agency. The nonconformist cultural politics of these border crossings implode since the transgressive identity the protagonists desire relies upon, is built from, the center's values and definitions. An orthodox notion of individualism underpins each act of sovereignty as it rationalizes exploiting stereotypes of an Other constructed by the center. The work closes by positing a theory of identity based on Jean-Luc Nancy's concept of the emptied self. In recognizing the already mixed quality of being, identity is made a vacuous concept as the standards for determining self and difference become too slippery to hold.

Cool Characters

Author : Lee Konstantinou
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2016-03-07
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9780674969476

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Cool Characters by Lee Konstantinou Pdf

Lee Konstantinou examines irony in American literary and political life, showing how it migrated from the countercultural margins of the 1950s to the 1980s mainstream. Along the way, irony was absorbed into postmodern theory and ultimately become a target of recent writers who have moved beyond its limitations with a practice of “postirony.”

Transnational Punk Communities in Poland

Author : Marta Marciniak
Publisher : Lexington Books
Page : 268 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 2015-07-16
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781498501583

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Transnational Punk Communities in Poland by Marta Marciniak Pdf

A Transnational History of Punk Communities in Poland is a multi-regional study of the history and contemporary condition of two Polish punk communities: the one in Warsaw and surrounding areas, and the Upper Silesian region: both rich in varied and sometimes conflicting punk traditions. The author, a self-identified member of the punk subculture formerly living and active in Warsaw, explores the various political, economic and social dimensions of the development of these unique communities and the meaning of the punk ethos for people across different age groups, genders, and life experiences, in relation to other subcultures, especially skinheads, and the broader society. An additional dimension, previously unexplored in scholarship, are the ties between these Polish punk communities and their counterparts in the United States and Canada. The personal connections between early bands and the long lasting transnational aspects of punk practices are shown to be an important factor in the shaping of punk attitudes across time and space. The economics of everyday punk life are discussed referring to contemporary scholarship on the subject, punk lyrics, and ethnographies which throughout the book illustrate selected themes and problems. This study includes insight about obscure yet foundational Silesian bands and their defiant, sardonic humor; about punk and anarchy, punk versus communism and the political opposition in the 1980s, punks’ attitudes toward the transformation of 1989, about being a punk girl on the streets of Warsaw or Wodzisław Śląski. Discover punk as an old subculture that cherishes its own past and remains an important alternative to mainstream cultural practices in a rapidly “Westernizing” and corporatizing country.

Please Kill Me

Author : Legs McNeil,Gillian McCain
Publisher : Grove Press
Page : 496 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2006
Category : Music
ISBN : 0802142648

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Please Kill Me by Legs McNeil,Gillian McCain Pdf

Now in paperback, this first oral history of the most nihilistic of all pop movements brings the sound of the punk generation chillingly to life with 50 new pages of depraved testimony. "Please Kill Me" reads like a fast-paced novel, but the tragedies it contains are all too human and all too real. photos.

Performing Punk

Author : Erik Hannerz
Publisher : Springer
Page : 219 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2016-01-12
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781137485922

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Performing Punk by Erik Hannerz Pdf

Performing Punk is a rich exploration of subcultural contrasts and similarities among punks. By investigating how punk is made, for whom, and in opposition to what, this book takes the reader on a journey through the lesser-known aspects of the punk subculture.

Working Class Heroes

Author : David Simonelli
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Page : 310 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2013
Category : History
ISBN : 9780739170519

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Working Class Heroes by David Simonelli Pdf

In Working Class Heroes, David Simonelli explores the influence of rock and roll on British society in the 1960s and '70s. At a time when social distinctions were becoming harder to measure, rock musicians appeared to embody the mythical qualities of the idealized working class by perpetuating the image of rebellious, irreverent, and authentic musicians.