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Gimme Something Better: The Profound, Progressive, and Occasionally Pointless History of Bay Area Punk from Dead Kennedys to Green Day Paperback – Bargain Price, September 29, 2009
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About the Author
Silke Tudor was born in the Bay Area and reared on punk. She was a columnist at SF Weekly and the Village Voice.
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The formatting in the Kindle edition is a bit weird- there are a lot of places where the name of the speaker is not bolded or offset and so you have to read twice to see who is speaking. Also, there is one image that is not rendered at all, it's just a target mark with a caption. For a book with very few images, you'd think they could have made sure all 4 or 5 of them made it into the Kindle edition especially for the $14.99 price.
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Pretty good. Too bad they focused so much on Rancid and Green Day and never talked about Hickey, arguably one of the best punk bands out of San Francisco in the 1990s.Published 10 months ago by Sonya
Well curated interviews and extraordinary depiction of a Northern California punk rock counterculture. Well done; kudos from one of the interviewees.Published 17 months ago by Trimalchio in West Egg
While the book is ambitious in its scope, I can't help but be disappointed comparing this oral history to Please Kill Me (the New York version that pioneered punk oral histories)... Read morePublished on April 20, 2010 by Brucifer