[Epub] ↠ Please Kill Me Author Legs McNeil – New-books.run

Please Kill Me A Time Out And Daily News Top Ten Book Of The Year Upon Its Initial Release, Please Kill Me Is The First Oral History Of The Most Nihilist Of All Pop Movements Iggy Pop, Danny Fields, Dee Dee And Joey Ramone, Malcom McLaren, Jim Carroll, And Scores Of Other Famous And Infamous Punk Figures Lend Their Voices To This Definitive Account Of That Outrageous, Explosive Era Fro

[Epub] ↠ Please Kill Me  Author Legs McNeil – New-books.run
  • Paperback
  • 488 pages
  • Please Kill Me
  • Legs McNeil
  • English
  • 28 September 2017
  • 0802142648

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10 thoughts on “Please Kill Me

  1. says:

    Man, Lou Reed is such a dick.

  2. says:

    I read most of this one night while working the graveyard shift at a very institutional group home in the real methy part of SE Portland I was the only person awake and not severely mentally ill in the whole building, except for the parole guys, who I was pretty sure were faking it, or at least greatly exaggerating There were these big sliding glass doors where of course the methhead psychos lurking in the dark could w...

  3. says:

    I absolutely inhaled this Legs view is that punk was a strictly American phenomenon with its roots in The Doors, The Velvet Underground, The MC5, The Stooges, and that the British got it completely wrong and basically killed the movement And he presents that argument well.Pretty much everyone in the book appears to be exactly what I already thought Jim Morrison was often drunk and frequently terrible live, and wrote really bad high school grade poetry David Bowie was a rather uptigh I absolutely inhaled this Legs view is that punk was a strictly American phenomenon with its roots in The Doors, The Velvet Underground, The MC5, The Stooges, and that the British got it completely wrong and basically killed the movement And he presents that argument well.Pretty much everyone in the book appears to be exactly what I already thought Jim Morrison was often drunk and frequently terrible live, and wrote really bad high school grade poetry David Bowie was a rather uptight guy until he fell in with the New York crowd The MC5 were phony revolutionaries, using it as a marketing gimmick Lou Reed is not, as you will see constant reference to, a scat munching asshole No, Lou Reed is a scat munching douche Patti Smith was a truly creepy girl with a tenuous grip on reality, who stalked the stars of the underground scene until they invit...

  4. says:

    As an avid reader and subsequent loather of punk rock history, I was excited to get into this And although I didn t get exactly what I was looking for, it s certainly worth a read for those who can stomach it I can t claim to not like oral histories having only previously read the People s Oral History by Zinn which is a blood orange compared to Wayne Kramers red delicious That being said, I found this book far too gossipy and sceney making me think that cliques in music existed long As an avid reader and subsequent loather of punk rock history, I was excited to get into this And although I didn t get exactly what I was looking for, it s certainly worth a read for those who can stomach it I can t claim to not like oral histories having only previously read the People s Oral History by Zinn which is a blood orange compared to Wayne Kramers red delicious Tha...

  5. says:

    If you love gossipy oral histories, this is the book for you It s probably better if you re familiar with the music, but that s not a prerequisite And it s often hysterically funny, depending on who s being interviewed Richard Lloyd and Richard Hell both made me laugh out loud a number of times.One of the best parts several people are talking about how Jim Morrison was an 18 carat prick, and Ray Manzarek comes along saying, Jim was a shaman I ll let Danny Fields have the last word on Mr If you love gossipy oral histories, this is the book for you It s probably better if you re familiar with the music, but that s not a prerequisite And it ...

  6. says:

    4.5 stars just not a 5 because I don t think a reread will affect me the same way Little did I realize that the punk movement started as early as 1968 with the Velvet Underground and amphetamine usage Thus begins Please Kill Me, a compilation of interviews with some of the most influential talent in the industry and on the streets through the early 90s Photos throughoutThe book is broken into chapters that follow a timeline that flow through music progression and drug prevalence I m seriously 4.5 stars just not a 5 because I don t think a reread will affect me the same way Little did I realize that the punk movement started as early as 1968 with the Velvet Underground and amphetamine usage Thus begins Please Kill Me, a compilation of interviews with some of the most influential talent in the industry and on the streets through the early 90s Photos throughoutThe book is broken into chapters that follow a timeline that flow through music progression and drug prevalence I m seriously surprisedof these people didn t die during the early years, although many were dead by the re authorization The focus is on American punk, which, unbeknownst to me, is where the movement began, about fifteen years before England There is a similar book on England s movement, and it is on my to read lis...

  7. says:

    Along with Dave Marsh s Before I Get Old, Ian Hunter s Diary of a Rock N Roll Star, and Tony Sanchez s Up and Down With the Rolling Stones, Please Kill Me is right up there on the Mount Rush of Rawk Tales from the Naked City but if you come here in search of Malcolm McLaren, Sex Pistols, The Clash, Generation X, or The Stranglers, look away now.Although, inevitably, there is a bit of overlap with old school Brit punk, just beginning to take seed across the pond somewhere along this Along with Dave Marsh s Before I Get Old, Ian Hunter s Diary of a Rock N Roll Star, and Tony Sanchez s Up and Down With the Rolling Stone...

  8. says:

    Punk rockers would make terrible dinner party guests They will break your good china and roll around in the shards They will defacate on the dessert They will shoot up in your bathroom They will hit on your grandmother They also should make for interesting reading and, for the most part, the book delivered I learned Nico drank good wine Phil Spector drank bad wine Nancy Spungen was advised to go to England to clean up and kick her serious drug habit That s where she met Sid Vicious Ev Punk rockers would make terrible dinner party guests They will break your good china and roll around in the shards They will defacate on the dessert They will shoot up in your bathroom They will hit on your grandmother They also should make for interesting reading and, for the most part, the book delivered I learned Nico drank good wine Phil Spector drank bad wine Nancy Spungen was advised to go to England to clean up and kick her serious drug habit That s where she met Sid Vicious Even though Nancy was very disliked, everyone thought it was terrible that the police stopped investigating her murder after Sid died Many people thought their drug dealer actually did it The Stooges got the IRS to stop bothering them about back taxes by explaining they were drug addicts and, therefore, bad with money The Sex Pistols were afraid to meet the Ramones after their show in England because they thought they would beat them up Debbie Harry thought the record compa...

  9. says:

    This is the most extensive book I ve ever read on punk culture, from the fashion to the music It even briefly mentions similar styles, like goth.

  10. says:

    when i was a kid and i would whine about not getting new shoes or some stupid shit my mom would sing that old Rolling Stones song, You can t always get what you want only she wouldn t sing it she would talk it like it was some ancient wisdom from the lips of Plato inserting pauses to let the complicated cadence of his words sink in, but if you try some timeyou just might find you get what you need It always pissed me off and made me embarrassed that my mom thought she was being cool q when i was a kid and i would whine about not getting new shoes or some stupid shit my mom would sing that old Rolling Stones song, You can t always get what you want only she wouldn t sing it she would talk it like it was some ancient wisdom from the lips of Plato inserting pauses to let the complicated cadence o...

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