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  • Stranded

    The definitive book on Australian punk and post-punk music, long unavailable, now reissued in a much-expanded new edition with 175 photos.STRANDED offers the inside story of the emergence of the Saints, the Birthday Party, the Laughing Clowns, the Go-Betweens, Nick Cave, the Moodists, the Scientists, and many more great Australian bands, told by a writer who witnessed it all first-hand."Much ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Left of the Dial

    Conversations with Punk Icons

    Left of the Dial features interviews by musical journalist, folklorist, educator, and musician David Ensminger with leading figures of the punk underground: Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat/Fugazi), Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Dave Dictor (MDC), and many more. Ensminger probes the legacy of punk’s sometimes fuzzy political ideology, its ongoing DIY traditions, its rupture of cultural and social norms, ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Orstralia

    A Punk History 1974–1989

    by Tristan Clark ...
    With appeal to more than just punk history obsessives, Orstralia offers an unprecedented snapshot of an underacknowledged segment of Australian life and history.Far from punk’s more modish North Atlantic core in the late 1970s, discontented youth in Australia were enacting similar musical and cultural reckonings. Yet in spite of the Australia's purported “laid-back” national demeanour, punks there ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Hit Girls

    Women of Punk in the USA, 1975-1983

    by Jen B. Larson ...
    Think punk was only a boys club? Read about the women who were the punk revolution! ... Read more

    $29.99 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 $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

    THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY ON KURT COBAIN'A joy to read'Observer'Superbly researched'Sunday Times'Is, or should be, the last word on Kurt Cobain'Lynn Barber, Daily TelegraphKurt Cobain's life and death fast became rock 'n' roll legend. The worldwide success of his band, Nirvana, defined the mus... ... 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 ...
    NOW 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

  • Stay True

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Memoir

    by Hua Hsu ...
    **Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in MemoirA Best Book of the Year: New York Times, Vogue, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, TIME, Rolling Stone'One of the best nonfiction books about friendship ever, right up there with Patti Smith’s Just Kids’ –** The AtlanticWhen Hua Hsu first meets Ken in a Berkeley dorm room, he hates him. A frat boy with terrible taste in music, Ken seems exactly like ... 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

  • Entertain Us

    The Rise and Fall of Alternative Rock in the Nineties

    The Rise and Fall of Alternative Rock in the NinetiesIn 1990 alternative music was where it belonged - underground. It left the business of rock stardom to rock stars. But by 1992 alternative rock had spawned a revolution in music and style that transformed youth culture and revived a moribund music industry. Five years later, alternative rock was over, leaving behind a handful of dead heroes, a ... Read more

    $14.99 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

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Wrecking Crew

    The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret

    by Kent Hartman ...
    ***Winner of the Oregon Book Award for General Nonfiction and Los Angeles Times bestseller"It makes good music sound better."-Janet Maslin in The New York Times***"A fascinating look into the West Coast recording studio scene of the '60s and the inside story of the music you heard on the radio. If you always assumed the musicians you listened to were the same people you saw onstage, you are in for ... Read more

    $16.99 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

    $25.99 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Hey, Nietzsche! Leave Them Kids Alone!

    Hey! Nietzsche! Leave them Kids Alone! Why do goths wear black? Why do rock singers make that 'jesus' shape on stage? Why do songs about death and despair make us feel good? And why can't you get no satisfaction? According to Craig Schuftan, it all began about two hundred years ago. HEY, NIEtZSCHE! is the first book to uncover the hidden roots of rock and roll in the romantic movement. Schuftan ... Read more

    $12.99 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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