Encyclopedia of Punk Music and Culture

Encyclopedia of Punk Music and Culture

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Although its origins and definition are hotly debated among scholars and fans alike, punk rock music has an ever-evolving but always loyal fan base. The British punk movement is thought to have begun in the mid-1970s with bands such as the Clash and the Sex Pistols, and the American punk movement in the early 1970s with bands such as the Ramones, Patti Smith, and Television playing at CBGB's in New York City's Lower East Side. The punk subculture continues to evolve today, with new bands, fashions, politics and zines embodying the spirit of its founders while also influencing mainstream culture. This inclusive encyclopedia chronicles the history and development of punk, including sub-movements such as Hardcore, Post-punk, Queercore, and Emo, to provide readers with an extensive overview of the music, fashion, films, and philosophies behind it. Entries for musicians include a discography for those wanting to start, or develop, their music collections.
Ideal for the serious punk scholar as well as a novice to the punk music scene, The Punk Encyclopedia is the first comprehensive reference work to examine punk rock and its evolution through the decades.

Greenwood Pub Group
Although its origins and definition are hotly debated among scholars and fans alike, punk rock music has an ever-evolving but always loyal fan base. The British punk movement is thought to have begun in the early 1970s with bands such as the Clash and the Sex Pistols, and the American punk movement in the mid-1970s with bands such as the Ramones, Patti Smith, and Television playing at CBGB's in New York City's Lower East Side. The punk subculture continues to evolve today, with new bands, fashions, politics and zines embodying the spirit of its founders while also influencing mainstream culture. This inclusive encyclopedia chronicles the history and development of punk, including sub-movements such as Hardcore, Post-punk, Queercore, and Emo, to provide readers with an extensive overview of the music, fashion, films, and philosophies behind it. Entries for musicians include a discography for those wanting to start, or develop, their music collections.

Book News
For the general reader or punk aficionado, Cogan (Molloy College), who has been part of the punk scene as a writer and band member for about 20 years, presents an encyclopedia that attempts to be broad and comprehensive and as inclusive as possible, without restricting the genre to dates or definitions. He does, however, stick to bands from the US and England unless they were otherwise significant. In addition, regional bands are omitted unless they were nationally influential. Related genres are included, but emo bands and those who use punk specifically for marketing are excluded, such as Blink 182. Heavy emphasis is on bands; example entries are advertising, the Clash, CBGB's, Blondie, the Ramones, the Dead Kennedys, pop punk, and verbal assault. Entries range from a paragraph to a few pages and those of bands contain discographies. There are some b&w photos. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780313333408
0313333408
Characteristics: xxx, 281 p. : ill. ; 27 cm

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