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3.0 out of 5 stars A solid, if initially a bit monotonous in its narrative, account of punk in Washington DC, December 7, 2009
This review is from: Dance of Days: Two Decades of Punk in the Nation's Capital (Paperback)
A solid, if initially a bit monotonous in its narrative, account of punk in Washington DC

The book almost starts by offering straight away a nitty gritty linear narrative of punk conception and evolution. Initially the structure does not feel very inviting with an almost immediate dive in micro details that takes a while to put in context. The strange format for a book that without a few minimal insets with BW photographs, is essentially written narrative also contributes to this feeling of awkwardness in published form.

But if one tries to follow along and leave this initial first impressions aside, the volume actually does a rather nice job of dwelling in the development of a local punk scene, its growth, and influence. Politics and controversies both local and at a broader scene are exposed with personal and interesting points of view, and more often than not with fair contextualization.

It is not a gossip volume per se, although in a couple of places seems almost about to go in that direction to quickly retreat. Ultimately that sense of personal accounts and openness about the author's involvement gives the text an interesting and engaging quality. Ultimately it is good material in any case to further understand the history of local culture in Washington DC, the States, and how it was woven with social action and popular media.
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