The Official Punk Rock Book of Lists features over 200 of the funniest, craziest lists from the Most Offensive Songs to Stupidest Band Names, from Punk Sell-Outs to Fashion Don'ts culled from historical archives and generated by celebrity guests. Contributors include rock stars and punk luminaries, from members of Guns N' Roses and the Ramones to Little Steven Van Zandt, NThe Official Punk Rock Book of Lists features over 200 of the funniest, craziest lists from the Most Offensive Songs to Stupidest Band Names, from Punk Sell-Outs to Fashion Don'ts culled from historical archives and generated by celebrity guests. Contributors include rock stars and punk luminaries, from members of Guns N' Roses and the Ramones to Little Steven Van Zandt, Nick Tosches, Lenny Kaye, Debbie Harry, and every other big-name punk from the last 30 years of rock history. Wicked caricatures, by noted underground artist Cliff Mott, of punk rock stars are peppered generously throughout the book, which is already being hyped as the most fun music book of all time....
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The Official Punk Rock Book of Lists Reviews
This is only "official" because franchise co-founderAmy Wallace is involved. Also, there's a seal of approval on the cover that announces, "GENUINE 100% PUNK!" which is true only if you are willing to include David Bowie, Television, Travis Barker, and Peter Wolf as "punks". What next? Coldplay? Air Supply? In other words, it's a bit soft on the edges, feels more like old fogeys reminiscing sometimes, which probably explains why the Clash (zzzzzzzz) appears in nearly every list. A fistful of entertaining lists though:Eric Friedl's 10 Things That Made Memphis PunkHandsome Dick Manitoba's Top 24 Wrestling Rule Breakers (Fred Blassie at number 1 here)Tim Warren's Top 10 Things That Doomed Punk Rock! (Number one: David Bowie, right on!)6 Great Moments in PukingRichard Meltzer's Beatnik Roots of Punk: A Reading ListOh and the anecdote where Shane MacGowan eats his Beach Boys LP is priceless....
A bit of fun...some utterly ridiculous lists (and lots of padding - which shouldn't really be the punk way) but lots of great lists that send you back to the music (and off to other books and films...)
Read the STOP SMILING review of The Official Punk Rock Book of Lists, along with Lydia Lunch's Paradoxia, Autumn deWilde's Elliott Smith, and Dead Children Playing by Stanley Donwood and Dr. Tchock:The Official Punk Rock Book of Lists by Amy Wallace and Handsome Dick Manitoba views counterculture from the formally rebellious and proudly stupid perspective of Handsome Dick Manitoba of the Dictators. The funniest part is Manitoba’s spot on the cover cartoon (front and center, flanking Joey Ramone along with Kurt Cobain, and right next to Iggy Pop). I might not argue his rightful inclusion on the cover alongside the Sex Pistols, the Misfits, Green Day, Debby Harry and the Cramps — even if his initials on his hat betray the insecurity that no one would recognize him — but it could be read as slightly self-aggrandizing to put himself front and center. Even as a fan of many of the bands it covers, I cannot imagine being so desperately restless as to read punk fart jokes and Mohawk tips or a list of fat punks. Maybe sniffing glue would help?Read the complete STOP SMILING review...
Got this book sent to me and, as I did not grow up in the 70s/80s to experience this, I could not identify. Some of it was rather interesting, to see how people really acted to be controversial or rebel against society.
was brought into our lovely home from a housemates christmas loot. COMEPLETELY FUCKIN LOVE IT FOR REAL. read it cover to cover while poopin. my favorite page is a comic of thurston moore selling middle finger shaped icecream to a child. mostly this book is stupid and irrelevant but VERY FUNNY.
This was a quick fun read.its exactly what you think it would be, a book filled with different types of lists written by all sorts of punk icons, from musicians, to photographers, artists, and scenesters.if you enjoy punk, or just love lists, this is for you!
I was only going to give this book two stars until it rated Green Bay as the #1 unsung punk hotbed of the 90s. And I also had to appreciate knowing that the lead singer of the Pogues ate an entire Beach Boys Album.
Funny stuff, but parts are a little akwardly written. Overall, another good book of Lists.
This is a hoot. Makes for great bathroom reading! Trivia on drug consumption, music, and spitting habits far out-entertains what you find in those Uncle John readers.
Not as good as it promises. A few good anecdotes.