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Punk Pioneers Hardcover – April 22, 2008
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Punk Pioneers by Jenny Lens is far and away the most awesome coffee table quality book about the early punk scene. It contains an incredible range of artists that were around during punk's conception, birth, and childhood. Its scope is much broader and helps the reader understand where punk was coming from and what was going on in the parallel musical universes of bands like Van Halen and artists like Bob Marley. I think this aspect of Jenny's book is really important, because as I've said time and time again, seeing early punk in isolation does not really convey how far it was from the mainstream nor does it acknowledge the influences of what came before it. Jenny's book acknowledges the New York punk and early glam bands that set the stage for what would become a unique West Coast cultural movement. Punk Pioneers cements Jenny's status as punk photography's Alpha Bitch.
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Being that I played a significant part in both being there and being in the book I thought it would make a nice gift to my cousin. Read morePublished on December 27, 2011 by Hellin
This book is excellent!! It covers early early punk scene in L.A. with photos! And the photos have comments on it!
The punk scene in 1976,1977,1978.. Read more
are you cool? if you are, it means you have this book. if you want to be cool? get this book. this is the coolest of scenes, expressed through the photographs and words of the... Read morePublished on July 14, 2011 by nit nit rogers
This is a great book! Lots of pictures from the LA Punk scene. A MUST have for any Punk or Rocker. Jenny doesn't disappoint! Great Pics!!!Published on July 14, 2011 by Mike Vanover
I love that this great book, full of amazingly candid early photos from some of the most influential musicians of the punk era, is $19.77!!! Read morePublished on July 1, 2010 by mickrhodes
I haven't talked with you forever Jenny, but I am so excited to get my hands on this. Read more