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The England's Dreaming Tapes
     

The England's Dreaming Tapes

by Jon Savage
 

ISBN-10: 0816672911

ISBN-13: 9780816672912

Pub. Date: 08/04/2010

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Jon Savage's 1991 book, England's Dreaming: Anarchy, Sex Pistols, Punk Rock, and Beyond, was hailed by the New York Times Book Review as "the definitive history of the English punk movement." Widely imitated but never equaled, it remains that rare work of music history that appeals to music fans, critics, and scholars alike. In

Overview

Jon Savage's 1991 book, England's Dreaming: Anarchy, Sex Pistols, Punk Rock, and Beyond, was hailed by the New York Times Book Review as "the definitive history of the English punk movement." Widely imitated but never equaled, it remains that rare work of music history that appeals to music fans, critics, and scholars alike. In researching England's Dreaming, Savage conducted hundreds of hours of interviews of which only a fraction made it into the finished book. Now, in The England's Dreaming Tapes, Savage makes available for the first time the full, uncut, sensational story behind the cultural moment that was punk.

Here is the story of a generation that changed the world in just a few months in 1976, as told by the scene's major figures: all four original Sex Pistols as well as Joe Strummer, Chrissie Hynde, Jordan, Siouxsie Sioux, Viv Albertine, Adam Ant, Lee Black Childers, Howard Devoto, Pete Shelley, Syl Sylvain, Debbie Wilson, Tony Wilson, Jah Wobble, and many others. Together, they offer a sweeping history of the late 1960s and the 1970s-not just the era's music, but also its radical politics, social issues, fashion, and culture.

An invaluable source of information about a movement that has become obscured by myth, these vivid, unvarnished interviews were conducted when punk was only a decade old. In many cases, this was the first time that the subjects had talked about the period. The interviews describe the founding of the Sex Pistols; 430 King's Road, site of the legendary boutique Sex, which helped establish the punk aesthetic; punk rock New York; the cultural landscapes of London and its suburbs; the writers who covered punk; and the Manchester music scene centered around Factory Records.

With The England's Dreaming Tapes, Savage gives us the first and final word on the music, fashion, and attitude that defined this influential and incendiary era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816672912
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
08/04/2010
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction
1 The Shop: 430 King's Road
Malcolm McLaren
Robin Scott
Helen Wallington-Lloyd
Jordan
Alan Jones
Chrissie Hynde
2 New York
Sylvain Sylvain
Leee Black Childers
Roberta Bayley
John Holmstrom
Legs McNeil
Mary Harron
Sex Pistols
Warwick Nightingale
Steve Jones
Paul Cook
Glen Matlock
Johnny Rotten
The City
Roger Armstrong
Joe Strummer
Adam Ant
Tony James
Viv Albertine
Jah Wobble
The Suburbs
Shanne Hasler
Captain Sensible
Siouxsie Sioux
Berlin
Marco Pirroni
Vic Godard
Steve Walsh
Debbi Wilson
The Team: Glitterbest
Nils Stevenson
Ray Stevenson
Dave Goodman
Sophie Richmond
Jamie Reid
John Tiberi
The Propagandists
Neil Spencer
Caroline Coon
Jonh Ingham
Mark Perry
The North-West
Howard Devoto
Pete Shelley
Richard Boon
Tony Wilson
Linder
1977/I: The Roxy
Andy Czezowski and Susan Carrington
Poly Styrene
Don Letts
Wire
TV Smith
Pauline Murray
1977/2: The Jubilee
Al Clark
Dennis Morris
Derek Jarman
Barbara Harwood
Sid Vicious
Joe Stevens
Anne Beverley
Afterword: where are they now?
Acknowledgements
Index

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