Friday May 29, 2020

History of punk fails to ignite

{ "b" : "Babylon’s Burning," , "cite" : "by Clinton Heylin, Penguin, €29.40."}

20th January, 2007

{ "b" : "Babylon’s Burning," , "cite" : "by Clinton Heylin, Penguin, €29.40."}

It’s debatable whether the world needs yet another history of punk rock. Particularly when the set text on the subject - England’s Dreaming by Jon Savage - is so good and so comprehensive.

Nevertheless, they just keep on coming. To last year’s efforts by Al Spicer and John Robb, and the soon-arriving Pretty Vacant by Phil Strongman, we can now...

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