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Punk Is Dead Punk Is Everything Hardcover – November 23, 2007

4.6 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews

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We need books like this to serve as the inscrutable evidence of the losers and the drunk, hopeful teens with their best bad ideas in full flower....
To remember punk as it really happened. --Jessica Hopper - Chicago Tribune / This American Life

"F*#king sh!t this book rules. I was doubtful Bryan Ray could top F*cked up
and Photocopied. Wrong! With more flyers, personal reflections, and new
additions like buttons, zines and photography. Punk is dead, Punk is
Everything makes me want to give up making books and pick up an application
at the local Taco Bell! Thanks a million, a**hole! --Aye Jay / Author - Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Gingko Press; 1st edition (November 23, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584231084
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584231080
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 9.5 x 11.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #992,373 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have been involved in the punk scene since 1978 and this book really captures the art, the energy and the feelings of punk. No book could cover everything but I swear this book has fliers from every significant band and scene in it. I especially enjoyed the short articles and poems from punks in each scene. If you are interested at all buy this book.
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Format: Hardcover
An absolutely gorgeous book. Even if you don't [care] about punk rock, it would still be fascinating.
This is also an exceptional historical document. The history of the margins is lost so easily -- a book like this does a tremendous service to posterity.
As to the guy from SF who says that this book distorts history and gives "unnatural significance to marginal bands..." Well, it probably does, and so what??!! [....]
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Format: Hardcover
This artbook art does an admirable job of recapturing the spontaneity, dark humor and angst of a little known American DIY music scene: the punk rock underground of the late 70's and early 80's. For those unfamiliar with this type of free form art/social commentary/teen angst, this book will be a real eye opener. For those who eagerly awaited the next flier to appear on their local telephone pole directing them to the next Black Flag gig, this is one wickedly twisted stroll down memory lane.
The only criticism is the scarcity of fliers from parts of the country outside the east and west coasts. However, fans of Raymond Pettibone's amazing art will be pleased to revisit his early work. An added bonus is the written commentary by local scenesters and musicians who were there when these fliers first appeared. This is juxtaposed by the merciful lack of pompous art historical/criticism blather. Props to the editors/designers who put the whole thing together: the overall layout and design mirrors the art presented: immediate, spontaneous and in your face.
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if you have THE ART OF ROCK and THE ART OF MODERN ROCK this fills in the middle ground from where THE ART OF ROCK left you to where THE ART OF MODERN ROCK start yes both of those books covered this style a bit and that maybe all you need. but if you love this style and or want ALL bases covered this is the book for you and yes it holds its own along side those two amazing books!
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Format: Hardcover
Essential for the lovers of the 80's punk & hardcore movement...a must have also for art designers to understand their roots of gig art
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Format: Hardcover
This is a book about the art of the punk years, but the book itself is also a piece of art. It's rare these days to find a book where so much care has been taken to the paper, the cover, the layout and the craftsmanship. This is a book curated by someone who is clearly passionate about not only the contents of the book, but every detail of how it is put together. And then of course, you turn the pages of nostalgia and insight into the scene and you're there. This is a must for punk fans, but also great for al fans of art and music.
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Format: Paperback
I'm not quite sure how the publisher afforded to print massive hardcover editions of what is essentially a collection of flyers, but i am thankful he did. I love flyers-- they are little pieces of history and art. The layout was unnecessarily jumbled and weird for no reasons many times. Plus the quotes from some punk/hardcore luminaries was uninspiring a best. But who cares ... the book is cool.
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By A Customer on November 27, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Yeah, the statement is cliche now but this book proves that it once thrived all by itself without the help of media darlings like Blink-182, et. al. who survive only by virtue of the MTV generation. I was especially pleased to see venues local to me displaying their names proudly on fliers, signs that something more real than burnt out Silicon Valley culture once existed in the Bay Area. This book is worth every penny both for those who were there and those who wish they were.
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