How Low Can A Punk Get?
Published on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 4:35pm
You may certainly find out in this exhaustive document of the birth and evolution of punk rock. Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain's Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk offers an interlocking narrative detailing the formative experiences of the first wave of Punk Rock in America.
Contained therein you will learn about Iggy Pop's arrest while wearing a green shift dress, how Phil Spector pulled a gun on the Ramones, and the unraveling of the MC5, the Stooges, Television, and, just about every band at the vanguard of the scene. Highly recommended for devotees of Rock and Roll.
*Extra credit if you can name the song that was the inspirations for the Sex Pistols "Pretty Vacant", and who wrote it.
Hint: The songwriter is pictured on the cover of Please Kill Me.