Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk, by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain, is widely regarded as one of the most revealing and well-done examples of the genre. It’s been published in 15 languages since its release in 1996 and continues to inspire rebellious music lovers to this day.
Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain is widely regarded as one of the most revealing and well-done examples of the oral …
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PLEASE KILL ME’S PUNK HISTORIANS LEGS MCNEIL AND GILLIAN MCCAIN TURN THEIR ATTENTION TO L.A. IN THE LATE ’60S! (LA WEEKLY) LEGS MCNEIL is co-author of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk, and is the coauthor (with Peter Pavia and Jen Osborne)
By Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain Grove Press Punk was a musical movement that reacted against the pastoral sentimentality, expressionistic excess, and superstar bloat of ’60s rock with short, fast, hard, acerbic songs.
In Please Kill Me, Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain track the rise and fall of American punk, from its late-’60s roots to its Reagan-era demise. We hear from all the usual suspects — including John Cale, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Richard Hell and the Ramones — as well as a vast constellation of fringe figures, who mostly document the sex lives and
In this 20th anniversary edition, ”Please Kill Me” features several brand-new chapters, new interviews, new photos, and a new afterword by the authors.” Ranks up there with the great rock & roll books of all time.
Legs mcNeil cofounded Punk magaziine and is a former editor of Spin and editor-in-chief of Nerve. He is the coauthor of The Other Hollywood: The Uncensored Oral History of the Porn Film Industry. Gillian McCain is the author of two books of poetry: Tilt and Religion.
Punk pioneer Legs McNeil, and author and poet Gillian McCain are the masterminds behind Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History Of Punk, a book that is largely regarded as the first and most comprehensive written piece on punk history.
A Time Out and Daily News Top Ten Book of the Year upon its initial release, Please Kill Me is the first oral history of the most nihilist of all pop movements. Iggy Pop, Danny Fields, Dee Dee and Joey Ramone, Malcom McLaren, Jim Carroll, and scores of other famous and infamous punk figures lend their voices to this definitive account of that …