Under the Big Black Sun
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Under the Big Black Sun


  • Author : John Doe
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-26
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780306824098


Under the Big Black Sun Book Description :

Under the Big Black Sun explores the nascent Los Angeles punk rock movement and its evolution to hardcore punk as it's never been told before. John Doe of the legendary band X and co-author Tom DeSavia have woven together an enthralling story of the legendary West Coast scene from 1977-1982 by enlisting the voices of people who were there. The book shares chapter-length tales from the authors along with personal essays from famous (and infamous) players in the scene. Through interstitial commentary, John Doe "narrates" this journey through the land of film noir sunshine, Hollywood back alleys, and suburban sprawl. Illustrated with 50 rare photos, this is the story of the art that was born under the big black sun....

Under the Big Black Sun

Under the Big Black Sun


  • Author : Paul Schimmel
  • Publisher : Prestel Pub
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Art
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  • ISBN 10 : 3791351397


Under the Big Black Sun Book Description :

Published to accompany an exhibition held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Oct. 3, 2011-Feb. 13, 2012....

More Fun in the New World
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

More Fun in the New World


  • Author : John Doe
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780306922114


More Fun in the New World Book Description :

Sequel to Grammy-nominated bestseller Under the Big Black Sun, continuing the up-close and personal account of the L.A. punk scene, with 50 rare photos Picking up where Under the Big Black Sun left off, More Fun in the New World explores the years 1982 to 1987, covering the dizzying pinnacle of L.A.'s punk rock movement as its stars took to the national -- and often international -- stage. Detailing the eventual splintering of punk into various sub-genres, the second volume of John Doe and Tom DeSavia's west coast punk history portrays the rich cultural diversity of the movement and its characters, the legacy of the scene, how it affected other art forms, and ultimately influenced mainstream pop culture. The book also pays tribute to many of the fall...

Lexicon Devil
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Lexicon Devil


  • Author : Brendan Mullen
  • Publisher : Feral House
  • Release Date : 2002-04-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781932595550


Lexicon Devil Book Description :

"Lexicon Devil is, pure and simple, the finest volume on punk to have seen the light of print. (Yes, folks: that includes Please Kill Me.) Great book!"—Richard Meltzer Production has started on the documentary feature based on the book....

Unclean Spirits
Score: 3.5
From 25 Ratings

Unclean Spirits


  • Author : M.L.N. Hanover
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-12-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416584315


Unclean Spirits Book Description :

In a world where magic walks and demons ride, you can't always play by the rules. Jayné Heller thinks of herself as a realist, until she discovers reality isn't quite what she thought it was. When her uncle Eric is murdered, Jayné travels to Denver to settle his estate, only to learn that it's all hers -- and vaster than she ever imagined. And along with properties across the world and an inexhaustible fortune, Eric left her a legacy of a different kind: his unfinished business with a cabal of wizards known as the Invisible College. Led by the ruthless Randolph Coin, the Invisible College harnesses demon spirits for their own ends of power and domination. Jayné finds it difficult to believe magic and demons can even exist, let alone be responsible...

We Got the Neutron Bomb
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

We Got the Neutron Bomb


  • Author : Marc Spitz
  • Publisher : Crown Archetype
  • Release Date : 2010-05-05
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0307566242


We Got the Neutron Bomb Book Description :

Taking us back to late ’70s and early ’80s Hollywood—pre-crack, pre-AIDS, pre-Reagan—We Got the Neutron Bomb re-creates word for word the rage, intensity, and anarchic glory of the Los Angeles punk scene, straight from the mouths of the scenesters, zinesters, groupies, filmmakers, and musicians who were there. “California was wide-open sex—no condoms, no birth control, no morality, no guilt.” —Kim Fowley “The Runaways were rebels, all of us were. And a lot of people looked up to us. It helped a lot of kids who had very mediocre, uneventful, unhappy lives. It gave them something to hold on to.” —Cherie Currie “The objective was to create something for our own personal satisfaction, because everything in our youthful and limited...

Kids of the Black Hole
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Kids of the Black Hole


  • Author : Dewar MacLeod
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780806183404


Kids of the Black Hole Book Description :

Los Angeles rock generally conjures memories of surf music, The Doors, or Laurel Canyon folkies. But punk? L.A.'s punk scene, while not as notorious as that of New York City, emerged full-throated in 1977 and boasted bands like The Germs, X, and Black Flag. This book explores how, in the land of the Beach Boys, punk rock took hold. As a teenager, Dewar MacLeod witnessed firsthand the emergence of the punk subculture in Southern California. As a scholar, he here reveals the origins of an as-yet-uncharted revolution. Having combed countless fanzines and interviewed key participants, he shows how a marginal scene became a "mass subculture" that democratized performance art, and he captures the excitement and creativity of a neglected episode in rock his...

Spray Paint the Walls
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Spray Paint the Walls


  • Author : Stevie Chick
  • Publisher : PM Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781604865844


Spray Paint the Walls Book Description :

Black Flag were the pioneers of American Hardcore, and this is their blood-spattered story. Formed in Hermosa Beach, California, in 1978, they made and played brilliant, ugly, no-holds-barred music for eight brutal years on a self-appointed touring circuit of America's clubs, squats, and community halls. They fought with everybody—the police, the record industry, and even their own fans—and they toured overseas on pennies a day in beat-up trucks and vans. This history tells Black Flag's story from the inside, drawing on exclusive interviews with the group's members, their contemporaries, and the bands they inspired. It depicts the rise of Henry Rollins, the iconic front man, and Greg Ginn, who turned his electronics company into one of the world'...

Half of a Yellow Sun
Score: 4
From 263 Ratings

Half of a Yellow Sun


  • Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-10-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0307373541


Half of a Yellow Sun Book Description :

With her award-winning debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was heralded by the Washington Post Book World as the “21st century daughter” of Chinua Achebe. Now, in her masterly, haunting new novel, she recreates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra’s impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria during the 1960s. With the effortless grace of a natural storyteller, Adichie weaves together the lives of five characters caught up in the extraordinary tumult of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Ugwu is houseboy to Odenigbo, a university professor who sends him to school, and in whose living room Ugwu hears voices full of revolutionary zeal. Odenigbo’s beautiful mistress, Olanna, a sociology teacher...

The Black Cloud
Score: 3
From 10 Ratings

The Black Cloud


  • Author : Fred Hoyle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2010-09-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141967493


The Black Cloud Book Description :

A 1959 classic 'hard' science-fiction novel by renowned Cambridge astronomer and cosmologist Fred Hoyle. Tracks the progress of a giant black cloud that comes towards Earth and sits in front of the sun, causing widespread panic and death. A select group of scientists and astronomers - including the dignified Astronomer Royal, the pipe smoking Dr Marlowe and the maverick, eccentric Professor Kingsly - engage in a mad race to understand and communicate with the cloud, battling against trigger happy politicians. In the pacy, engaging style of John Wyndham and John Christopher, with plenty of hard science thrown in to add to the chillingly credible premise (he manages to foretell Artificial Intelligence, Optical Character Recognition and Text-to-Speech c...