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  • Berlin Calling

    A Story of Anarchy, Music, The Wall, and the Birth of the New Berlin

    by Paul Hockenos ...
    Berlin: Interest in Berlin remains extremely high as one of the great cutting-edge cultural centers of the world.First of its kind: There is no English-language book on Berlin that tells the city’s story through the subcultures of the 1980s and 1990s.Veteran reporter: Hockenos writes regularly for the New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Foreign Policy and other high-profile media ou ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

    $16.99 AUD

  • 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

    $11.99 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

    $15.99 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

  • 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

    $16.99 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

  • 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

  • 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

    $23.99 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

  • 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

  • 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

    $15.99 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

  • 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

  • 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

    $11.99 AUD

  • See a Little Light

    The Trail of Rage and Melody

    by Bob Mould ...
    The long-awaited, full-force autobiography of American punk music hero, Bob Mould.Bob Mould stormed into America's punk rock scene in 1979, when clubs across the country were filling with kids dressed in black leather and torn denim, packing in to see bands like the Ramones, Black Flag, and the Dead Kennedys. Hardcore punk was a riot of jackhammer rhythms, blistering tempos, and bottomless ... Read more

    $17.99 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

  • A Multitude of Sins: Golden Brown, The Stranglers and Strange Little Girls

    by Hugh Cornwell ...
    Autobiography by the singer and creative force of 70s rock group The Stranglers.This edition does not include illustrations.This is the first autobiography by any leading figure from the punk era and the first to be written by the author, drawing from his own unique and unforgettable experiences. Hugh was lead singer, guitarist and main songwriter with The Stranglers, and now brings his unique ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Sex Pistols and Punk

    Faber Forty-Fives: 1976

    by Jon Savage ...
    Book 5 - Faber Forty-Fives
    Sex Pistols and Punk recounts the turbulent months at the beginning of the British punk revolution in 1976. Starting as four disparate teenagers thrown together by Svengali Malcom McLaren to sell trousers, the Sex Pistols quickly became both prism and mirror for a disaffected youth eager to smash the old guard and make the world in their own, Warholian image. From dodgy backroom gigs to major ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • To Be Someone

    by Ian Stone ...
    'Ian Stone has one of the sharpest comic minds in the country. I would read anything he’s written about anything. This book made me start listening to The Jam' Romesh Ranganathan**'**Full of wit, cheek and energy – not just for fans of The Jam, this is for fans of London, of youth, of life itself' Rory Bremner'This is a funny, fascinating, absorbing, surprising and readable book with the added ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp

    An Autobiography

    by Richard Hell ...
    The sharp, lyrical, and no-holds-barred autobiography of the iconoclastic writer and musician Richard Hell, charting the childhood, coming of age, and misadventures of an artist in an indelible era of rock and roll...From an early age, Richard Hell dreamed of running away. His father died when he was seven, and at seventeen he left his mother and sister behind and headed for New York City, place ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Blood and Guts in High School

    by Kathy Acker ...
    series Penguin Modern Classics
    Janey undergoes, as if in a fairytale, a nightmare journey of exploitation - first incest, then abortions, a job selling cookies to the chi-chi bourgois of Brooklyn, a one-sided love affair with the leader of punk gang THE SCORPIONS, and finally is sold into the white slave trade in the middle east. Along the way she grapples with the cultural message of The Scarlet Letter, falls in love with Jean ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD