With wit and authority, Savage pens an entertaining, exhaustive chronological history of punk rock and politics through 1980. Photos.
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Savage uses the band the Sex Pistols as the core of this definitive history of the punk rock and pop culture movements of the 1970s. Music critics consider this the book on the subject. (LJ 4/1/02)
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An excellent document of the British punk scene framed as socio-cultural near-history. The approach isn't likely to appeal to those who just want to read about sex and drugs and... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Gregory A. Layne
I admit that I only read this book for the Pistols as despite my love for the band and my endless fascination and appreciation for most things surrounding them,I'm not a punk and... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Miss Hater
So far I'm immersed in this book and there's a whole lot I never knew before. It really has broadned my insight and horizons on what was going on back then in England. Read morePublished 18 months ago by A.Allen
I became interested in music around the late 70s early 80s and so can relate to this book. Also being British I know the areas, shops and clubs in it well and can remember visiting... Read morePublished on February 7, 2013 by SomeBlerk
Four and One-half Stars
This review is for the first edition hardcover (1991). The title of this book is derived from The Sex Pistols' "God Save the Queen," and the... Read more
Oi! A Sweeping epic not only of punk music but of the British political and social culture from which it arose and the culture it left in its wake. Read morePublished on May 3, 2010 by James V. Holton
The information in this book is top notch, but I had to knock off a star for it's ABYSMAL index in the edition that I read. It's incredibly skimpy for a book of this length... Read morePublished on June 28, 2008 by Brooksie Bow