Please Kill Me

Please Kill Me

The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

Book - 2006
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"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, Malcolm McLaren, Jim Carroll, and scores of other famous and infamous punk figures lend their voices to this definitive account of that explosive era. From its origins in the twilight years of Andy Warhol's New York reign to its last gasps as eighties corporate rock, the phenomenon known as punk is scrutinized, eulogized and idealized by the people who were there and who made it happen."--Back cover.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Grove, c2006
Edition: 10th anniversary ed.
Description: x, 452 p. : ill., ports. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780802142641
Branch Call Number: 781.66 Ple
Additional Contributors: McNeil, Legs
McCain, Gillian.


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jasoneshoup Aug 04, 2017

Among my all-time favorites, Please Kill Me is a real-life fairy tale of drugs, excess and rage. This oral history chronicles the rise of the New York - based punk movement from its earliest roots with the MC5, the Velvets and Dolls through the Ramones and beyond. These stories - told by the men and women who changed the world of music and fashion forever - border on the fantastic.

May 05, 2014

If you're a fan of oral history and the interview format, even if you have no current interest in punk and New York in the 60s/70s, you'll love this collection of stories about the beginnings of an entire musical genre. The personalities interviewed and described in this book seem too eccentric to be real - in the best possible way.

Oct 25, 2013

A simply indispensable book about punk rock and it's milieu, if you ever vaguely thought that it mattered. And. Fascinating.

Clayton Cheever Feb 24, 2011

I keep coming upon references to this book. The format is so great - so many interesting personalities. Required reading for sure!

Northbrook_Andy Jan 31, 2011

This book only proves that punk is not just an attitude, but a movement worthy of documentation. Highly recommended.

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