Wednesday, October 14, 2015

What is Punk? by Eric Morse

Another LibraryThing Early Reviewers success story.


This is an incredibly cute book telling of punk rock's history in rhyme with claymation type illustrations. While you could read this in less than 5 minutes, it's still worth picking up to read. Read it to  your child and, maybe, play the music! Teach 'em young.

We start off at CBGB (David Johansen's claymation is even wearing high heels) with Blondie, Television, New York Dolls and The Velvet Underground - all bands I still listen to today.



Then we grab The Ramones. Hey ho!


Up to Michigan to meet Iggy (seriously, put on a shirt).


Then over to the UK for some Sex Pistols, Clash and Buzzcocks!


Don't forget the females of this movement: Slits! X-Ray Spec! Siouxsie Sioux! Go Gos!


Onward to Black Flag, Bad Brains, Circle Jerks!


Go read. Go listen.


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