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The Resource Babylon's burning : from punk to grunge, Clinton Heylin

Babylon's burning : from punk to grunge, Clinton Heylin

Label
Babylon's burning : from punk to grunge
Title
Babylon's burning
Title remainder
from punk to grunge
Statement of responsibility
Clinton Heylin
Title variation
From punk to grunge
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Destined to become a classic on the subject alongside Legs McNeil's Please Kill Me, Babylon's Burning is a groundbreaking, definitive account of punk rock, one of the most influential and lasting music movements in history--a movement that ironically was built on self-annihilation. Acclaimed critic Clinton Heylin seamlessly weaves together the lives of disparate artists who had in common not the music (there was no distribution) but the pictures, words, and fashions depicted in magazines like Creem and NME. It was a sound that eschewed conventional lyrics, promoted a gutteral musicality but yet contained a keen pop sensibility. Whether exploring the work of early progenitors like Suicide, The New York Dolls, and Patti Smith or charting the progress of the bands who legitimately took up the mantle in the eighties and nineties, Clinton Heylin brings to life the strands of a global artform. From the Sex Pistols's clarion call of a record, Never Mind the Bollocks, to Kurt Cobain's songs of an alienated youth, Babylon's Burning is the brilliant, exhaustively researched story that once and for all defines what Punk is and is not. --Publisher
Cataloging source
OCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heylin, Clinton
Dewey number
781.66
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3534
LC item number
.H479 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Punk rock music
  • Grunge music
  • Rock musicians
  • Music critics
  • Grunge music
  • Music critics
  • Punk rock music
  • Rock musicians
  • Grungerock
  • Punk Rock
  • Punk Rock
  • Grungerock
  • Punkrock
  • Grunge
Label
Babylon's burning : from punk to grunge, Clinton Heylin
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0738/2007275114-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Penguin, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 625-639), discography (p. 640-646) , and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. In the beginning was the word -- Part One. 1971-75 : Fuck rock & roll (I'd rather summarize a book) ; 1973-76 : Eskimo pie comes to Oz ; 1973-75 : Something better change -- Part Two. 2/76-4/76 : Light the blue touchpaper ; 5/76-8/76 : Are you ready for a brand-new beat? ; 9/76-12/76 : Vinyl quotation number one -- Part Three. 1/77-4/77 : The art-school dance goes on ; 1975-77 : Not leaving home ; 3/77-8/77 : The children of the revolution -- Part Four. 6/77-12/77 : Aggression thru repression ; 1/77-6/78 : Darken my northern sky ; 1/7-12/78 : Fast and sensible -- Part Five. 1977-79 : The West rides the crest ; 12/77-1/79 : Last punks in town ; 1978 : The year of living dangerously -- Part Six. 1979 : Out of punk--into the light ; 1977-80 : No wave out! No wave out! ; 1979-80 : The dark stuff -- Part Seven. 1980-82 : Tales of warf rats and suburban weirdos ; 1983-87 : Joining the majors ; 1984-91 : The black muddy river -- Epilogue. You gotta lose
Control code
ocm85562816
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
x, 694 pages
Isbn
9781841958798
Lccn
2007275114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o85562816
  • (OCoLC)85562816
Label
Babylon's burning : from punk to grunge, Clinton Heylin
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0738/2007275114-d.html
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Penguin, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 625-639), discography (p. 640-646) , and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. In the beginning was the word -- Part One. 1971-75 : Fuck rock & roll (I'd rather summarize a book) ; 1973-76 : Eskimo pie comes to Oz ; 1973-75 : Something better change -- Part Two. 2/76-4/76 : Light the blue touchpaper ; 5/76-8/76 : Are you ready for a brand-new beat? ; 9/76-12/76 : Vinyl quotation number one -- Part Three. 1/77-4/77 : The art-school dance goes on ; 1975-77 : Not leaving home ; 3/77-8/77 : The children of the revolution -- Part Four. 6/77-12/77 : Aggression thru repression ; 1/77-6/78 : Darken my northern sky ; 1/7-12/78 : Fast and sensible -- Part Five. 1977-79 : The West rides the crest ; 12/77-1/79 : Last punks in town ; 1978 : The year of living dangerously -- Part Six. 1979 : Out of punk--into the light ; 1977-80 : No wave out! No wave out! ; 1979-80 : The dark stuff -- Part Seven. 1980-82 : Tales of warf rats and suburban weirdos ; 1983-87 : Joining the majors ; 1984-91 : The black muddy river -- Epilogue. You gotta lose
Control code
ocm85562816
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
x, 694 pages
Isbn
9781841958798
Lccn
2007275114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o85562816
  • (OCoLC)85562816

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