I’ve just started this new book ‘Please kill me: The uncensored oral history of punk’ and am so in love with it that I have to rave about it even before I finish it! It talks all about the roots of punk, starting with the Velvet Underground and working it’s way up to the early 90’s. It’s filled with interesting stories about even more interesting people!
Though Britain’s notorious Sex Pistols shoved punk rock into the face of mainstream America, the movement was already brewing in the U.S. in the 1960s with bands like the Velvet Underground and Iggy and the Stooges. Through hundreds of interviews with forgotten bands as well as the ones that made names for themselves–including Blondie and the Ramones–Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain chronicle punk rock history through the people who really lived it. Please Kill Me is a thrash down memory lane for those hip to punk’s early years and an enlightening history lesson for youngsters interested in the origins of modern “alternative” music.