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Babylon's Burning Clinton Heylin

Babylon's Burning By Clinton Heylin

Babylon's Burning by Clinton Heylin


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Describes how the word 'punk' was coined by revered rock journalist Lester Bangs, and charts the rise and fall of the movement, from the explosion of the Sex Pistols to the death of Kurt Cobain. The author explores the groups who were the scenemakers, along with the underground networks established to assault the mainstream.

Babylon's Burning Summary

Babylon's Burning: From Punk to Grunge by Clinton Heylin

In this enthralling history of punk and grunge, Clinton Heylin describes how the word 'punk' was coined by revered rock journalist Lester Bangs, and charts the rise and fall of the movement, from the explosion of the Sex Pistols to the death of Kurt Cobain. Tracing punk's origins on three continents - from the pubs of England to the clubs of New York and Cleveland, Sydney and Brisbane - as well as looking at individual bands, Heylin explores the groups who were the scenemakers, along with the underground networks established to assault the mainstream. Eloquent, enthralling, endlessly informative, Babylon's Burning will find a home in every music fan's library.

Babylon's Burning Reviews

Praise for Clinton Heylin: Heylin is arguably the world's greatest rock biographer' Irish Independent 'For an answer to the question of just exactly what kind of music punk rock was, you'll have to resort to ... From the Velvets to the Voidoids' New York Times Heylin 'sorts the conflicts and conflagrations with a critic's eye and a fan's heart' Lenny Kaye
Praise for Clinton Heylin: Heylin is arguably the world's greatest rock biographer' Irish Independent 'For an answer to the question of just exactly what kind of music punk rock was, you'll have to resort to ... From the Velvets to the Voidoids' New York Times Heylin 'sorts the conflicts and conflagrations with a critic's eye and a fan's heart' Lenny Kaye

About Clinton Heylin

Clinton Heylin's biography of Bob Dylan (Behind the Shades) is now in its second edition and has been in print in Penguin for fifteen years. His history of early American punk, From the Velvets to the Voidoids, was shortlisted for the prestigious Ralph Eleason award in the States, and has just been reissued. Brought up in Manchester where as a teenager he saw many of the bands covered here. He now lives in Somerset.

Additional information

GOR003422617
9780141024318
0141024313
Babylon's Burning: From Punk to Grunge by Clinton Heylin
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
20080131
720
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