England's Dreaming: Anarchy, Sex Pistols, Punk Rock, and Beyond by Jon Savage

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England's Dreaming: Anarchy, Sex Pistols, Punk Rock, and Beyond Read Online Free - England's Dreaming is the ultimate book on punk, its progenitors, the Sex Pistols, and the moment they defined for music fans in England and the United States. Savage brings to life the sensational story of the meteoric rise and rapid implosion of the Pistols through layers of rich detail, exclusive interviews, and rare photographs. This fully revised and updated edition of the book covers the legacy of punk twenty-five years later and provides an account of the Pistols' 1996 reunion as well as a freshly updated discography and a completely new introduction.

Title : England's Dreaming: Anarchy, Sex Pistols, Punk Rock, and Beyond
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ISBN : 0312288220
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 656 pages


Moira rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 08, 2013

It is a REAL question if I will finish this, and it's about one of my favourite periods of musical history! Page 6: "Evocations of the thirties environment characteristic of the babyboomer childhood -- a process which would peak with that palace of fun, Biba's superstore -- went hand in hand with...

Geevee rated it ★★★★★

July 11, 2014

This an insightful record of the Sex Pistols' formation and their short and frantic career that helped change British music and challenged on aBritish society on a number of levels. The author has given readers a very well written account with many good, and for me unseen, photos. It provides soc...

Greg rated it ★★★★☆

December 26, 2007

I really liked this book when I read it. I would probably hate it now and put it in the same league as anything Griel Marcus has written on punk.

Ron rated it ★★★★★

August 07, 2011

The most remarkable aspect of the Punk movement is that it was largely engineered by a shallow, politically disinterested, art school failure (multiple times) who turned clothier to young Brits in the late 60s and early 70s. Malcolm McLaren flirted with the works of such disparate entities as the...

Godzilla rated it ★★★★★

August 11, 2011

It's taken me a while to get through this, not because the book was dull or hard work, but because of the sheer volume of information inside, covering a relatively short time span. plus the fact it was too unwieldy for reading on my commute (how punk does that sound!) I'm giving it 5 stars on the...

Katey rated it ★★★☆☆

July 23, 2010

If you aren't interested in punk or the Sex Pistols, obviously skip this one. If you are, ask yourself "How interested am I?" before delving into it. It's long, and, at times, trying and tedious. I realise that even the briefest of historical moments can be long and winding when written about, an...

Mike rated it ★★★☆☆

May 28, 2013

'Face front, we got the future/Shining like a piece of gold/But I swear as we got closer/It looks like a lump of coal' - The Clash: All The Young Punks. Any book whose first word is 'juxtaposition' is going to struggle from the outset to shake off the chains of pretension. And larded with plaudits...

Susan rated it ★★★☆☆

April 12, 2014

Faber Forty-Fives are a series of six short e-books which attempt to tell the story of British popular music from the birth of psychedelia in the late sixties to the post punk era of the late 1980's. This book concentrates on the formation of the Sex Pistols; the influence of Malcolm McLaren, ear...

Kevin rated it ★★★★★

August 27, 2013

Jon Savage has managed to produce a very excellent and readable book. This must have been quite a task given the plethora of material but the complete, and in some cases deliberate camouflaging of events and reasons, that could have led to either some kind of hero worshipful bible-like book or to...

Zorro rated it ★★★★★

April 21, 2017

Οι Σεξ Πίστολς είναι το πανκ, είναι η αρχη του και δεν είναι μόνο αυτο. Είναι η γροθιά στον καθωσπρεπισμό, η εναντίωση στην μουσική βιομηχανία, στην τυποποίηση της μουσικής, στην τυποποίηση των πάντων. Έκαναν την αρχη και έδωσαν ένα καινούργιο κίνημα μακριά από λουστραρισμένες και στυλιζαρισμένες...

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