“Lurid, insolent, disorderly, funny, sometimes gross, sometimes mean and occasionally touching.” —The New York Times

 

A Time Out and Daily News Top Ten Book of the Year upon its release, Please Kill Me brings the sound of the punk generation to life. Iggy Pop, Danny Fields, Dee Dee and Joey Ramone, Nico, Patti Smith, and scores of other famous and infamous punk figures lend their voices to this definitive account of that outrageous, explosive era. From its origins in the twilight years of Andy Warhol’s New York reign to its last gasps as eighties corporate rock, the phenomenon that was known as punk is scrutinized, eulogized, and idealized by the people who were there and who made it happen.

Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

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  • Grove Press 2016

    New paperback

    448 pages