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  • London's Burning

    True Adventures on the Front Lines of Punk, 19761977

    by Dave Thompson ...
    The summer of 1976 through the summer of 1977 was the most significant year in British rock history, when punk rock rose from a murmur on the streets to a roar of defiance that still reverberates today. This collection of vivid memories of concerts and cultural flash points focuses on what was happening on the streets and in the clubs, answering questions like What brought punks together with ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Spoke

    Images and Stories from the 1980s Washington, DC Punk Scene

    The photos and oral history the legendary punk bands Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Fugazi, and others will immediately catch the attention of punk fans worldwide.The documentary film Salad Days, produced by Scott Crawford, inspired this book. Salad Days has been one of the most successful films about American punk music.Key photographers include Jim Saah, Cynthia Connolly, Susie J. Horgan, and Jen ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • White Riot

    Punk Rock and the Politics of Race

    The first comprehensive reader on punk and race, from The Clash to Bad Brains.From the Clash to Los Crudos, skinheads to afro-punks, the punk rock movement has been obsessed by race. And yet the connections have never been traced in a comprehensive way. White Riot is a definitive study of the subject, collecting first-person writing, lyrics, letters to zines, and analyses of punk history from ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • MDC: Memoir from a Damaged Civilization

    Stories of Punk, Fear, and Redemption

    by Dave Dictor ...
    A searing punk memoir by an American original rebelling against conformity, complacency, and conservatism with his iconic band, MDC.From the time Dave Dictor was young, he knew he was a little different than the all-American kids around him. Radicalized politically while in high school, inspired to seize opportunities by his hard-working parents, and intrigued with gender fluidity, Dictor moved to ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Face It: A Memoir

    by Debbie Harry ...
    ‘I was saying things in songs that female singers didn’t really say back then. I wasn’t submissive or begging him to come back, I was kicking his ass, kicking him out, kicking my own ass too. My Blondie character was an inflatable doll but with a dark, provocative, aggressive side. I was playing it up, yet I was very serious.’BRAVE, BEAUTIFUL AND BORN TO BE PUNKDEBBIE HARRY is a musician, actor, ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Acid For The Children - The autobiography of Flea, the Red Hot Chili Peppers legend

    by Flea ...
    Flea, the iconic bassist and co-founder**, alongside Anthony Kiedis,** of the immortal Red Hot Chili Peppers finally tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd expect from an LA street rat turned world-famous rock star.Michael Peter Balzary was born in Melbourne, Australia, on October 16, 1962. His more famous stage name, Flea, and his wild ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Can I Say

    Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums

    Travis Barker’s soul-baring memoir chronicles the highlights and lowlights of the renowned drummer’s art and his life, including the harrowing plane crash that nearly killed him and his traumatic road to recovery—a fascinating never-before-told-in-full story of personal reinvention grounded in musical salvation and fatherhood.After breaking out as the acclaimed drummer of the multiplatinum punk ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Heavier Than Heaven

    The Biography of Kurt Cobain

    'A joy to read' Observer'Superbly researched' Sunday Times'Is, or should be, the last word on Kurt Cobain' Lynn Barber, Daily TelegraphTHE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY ON KURT COBAINAlongside the death of Elvis Presley and the assassination of John Lennon, Kurt Cobain's suicide in 1994 ranks as one of the generational milestones of American ... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.

    by Viv Albertine ...
    SUNDAY TIMES MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEARROUGH TRADE BOOK OF THE YEARMOJO BOOK OF THE YEARIn 1975, Viv Albertine was obsessed with music but it never occurred to her she could be in a band as she couldn't play an instrument and she'd never seen a girl play electric guitar.A year later, she was the guitarist in the hugely influential all-girl band the Slits, who fearlessly took on the male-dominated ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Lonely Boy

    Tales from a Sex Pistol (Soon to be a limited series directed by Danny Boyle)

    by Steve Jones ...
    SOON TO BE A LIMITED SERIES DIRECTED BY DANNY BOYLE_____________________Foreword by Chrissie HyndeWithout the Sex Pistols there would be no punk rock, and without Steve Jones there would be no Sex Pistols.It was Steve who formed Kutie Jones and his Sex Pistols, the band that eventually went on to become the Sex Pistols, with his schoolmate Paul Cook and who was its original leader. As the world ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Freddie Mercury

    Freddie Mercury fronted the legendary rock group Queen. With songs such as "Don't Stop Me Now", "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "I want To Break Free", it's no wonder he was voted the greatest male singer of all time.  This is his story.  The unofficial Freddie Mercury Biography. ... Read more

    $4.39 AUD

  • Boy On Fire

    The Young Nick Cave - Shortlisted for the ABIA Biography Book of the Year 2021

    by Mark Mordue ...
    The bestselling, award-winning and critically acclaimed biography of the young Nick Cave, by award-winning writer, Mark Mordue.Shortlisted for the ABIA Biography Book of the Year 2021A deeply beautiful, profound and poetic biography of the formative years of the dark prince of Australian rock 'n' roll, Boy on Fire is Nick Cave's creation story. This is a portrait of the artist as, first, a boy, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Rotten

    No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs

    "I have no time for lies and fantasy, and neither should you. Enjoy or die..." --John LydonPunk has been romanticized and embalmed in various media. An English class revolt that became a worldwide fashion statement, punk's idols were the Sex Pistols, and its sneering hero was Johnny Rotten.Seventeen years later, John Lydon looks back at himself, the Sex Pistols, and the "no future" disaffection of ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Kurt Cobain: Club 27

    Before the charts were littered with generic urban music, there was the generation of grunge when songs was simplified into powerful riffs, and lyrics had emotion. Focusing upon passionate teenage angst, rather than clubbing and getting loaded. Amy Winehouse was recently omitted to the legendary 27 club, but before her there was Robert Johnson, Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim ... Read more

    $6.50 AUD

  • NOFX

    The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories

    by NOFX, Jeff Alulis ...
    The candid, hilarious, shocking, occasionally horrifying, and surprisingly moving New York Times bestselling autobiography of punk legends NOFX, their own story in their own wordsNOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories is the first tell-all autobiography from one of the world's most influential and controversial punk bands. Alongside hilarious anecdotes about pranks and drunkenness and ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Our Band Could Be Your Life

    Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991

    The definitive chronicle of underground music in the 1980s tells the stories of Black Flag, Sonic Youth, The Replacements, and other seminal bands whose DIY revolution changed American music forever.Our Band Could Be Your Life is the never-before-told story of the musical revolution that happened right under the nose of the Reagan Eighties -- when a small but sprawling network of bands, labels, ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Another Planet

    A Teenager in Suburbia

    by Tracey Thorn ...
    THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE PENDERYN MUSIC BOOK PRIZE 'Tender, wise and funny' Sunday Express 'Beautifully observed, deadly funny' Max Porter Before becoming an acclaimed musician and writer, Tracey Thorn was a typical teenager: bored and cynical, despairing of her aspirational parents. Her only comfort came from house parties and the female pop icons who hinted at a ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • England's Dreaming

    by Jon Savage ...
    WINNER OF THE RALPH J. GLEASON AWARDINCLUDES FOREWORD BY JOHNNY MARRAward-winning, Sunday Times bestselling author Jon Savage's definitive history of punk, its progenitors, the Sex Pistols, and their time: the late 1970s.A pop-culture classic full of anecdote, insight and exclusive interviews, England's Dreaming tells the sensational story of the meteoric rise and rapid decline of the last great ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Clash - Uncensored On the Record

    When punk arrived in the UK in the mid-seventies it sent shock waves around the country. Spearheading the musical assault on all we had previously known were The Clash - a mighty punk rock machine that exhilarated its audience and that dared to draw on influences such as dub reggae, rockabilly and ska. After The Clash, rock music was never quite the same again.This amazing eBook opens with a ... Read more

    $4.39 AUD

  • Girls to the Front

    The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution

    by Sara Marcus ...
    “Not only a historical rockument of the revolutionary 90s counterculture Riot Grrrl movement. . . but also a rousing inspiration for a new generation of empowered rebel girls to strap on guitars and stick it to The Man.” — Vanity FairGirls to the Front is the epic, definitive history of the Riot Grrrl movement—the radical feminist punk uprising that exploded into the public eye in the 1990s, ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Dark Stuff

    by Nick Kent ...
    In The Dark Stuff Nick Kent profiles twenty-two of the most gifted and self-destructive talents in rock history. From Brian Wilson to Syd Barrett, the Rolling Stones to Neil Young, Iggy Pop to Lou Reed, he offers intimate portraits that are unimaginable in the world of today's market driven music business. ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Ten Years in an Open Necked Shirt

    ‘Yes, it was be there or be square as, clad in the slum chic of the hipster, he issued the slang anthems of the zip age in the desperate esperanto of the bop. John Cooper Clarke: the name behind the hairstyle, the words walk in the grooves hacking through the hi-fi paradise of true luxury’Punk. Poet. Pioneer. The Bard of Salford’s seminal collection is as scabrous, wry & vivid now as it was when ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Vernon Subutex One

    the International Booker-shortlisted cult novel

    Translated by Frank Wynne ...
    **SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL 2018**WHO IS VERNON SUBUTEX?**An urban legend.A fall from grace.The mirror who reflects us all.**Vernon Subutex was once the proprietor of Revolver, an infamous music shop in Bastille. His legend spread throughout Paris. But by the 2000s his shop is struggling. With his savings gone, his unemployment benefit cut, and the friend who had been covering ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Words Will Break Cement

    The Passion of Pussy Riot

    by Masha Gessen ...
    On February 21st 2012, five members of an obscure feminist post-punk collective called Pussy Riot staged a performance in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Dressed in their trademark brightly coloured dresses and balaclavas, the women performed their song 'Punk Prayer - Mother of God, Chase Putin Away!' in front of the altar. The performance lasted only 40 seconds but it resulted in two ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD