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Please Kill Me
Please Kill Me The Uncensored Oral History of Punk By McNeil, Legs Book - 2006 781.66 M169p 2006 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 3 copies

Annotation:The rise and fall of punk rock is well documented via the people who were there. A fascinating and sometimes tragic look into the genre's beginnings.

Our Band Could Be your Life
Our Band Could Be your Life Scenes From the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991 By Azerrad, Michael Book - 2001 781.66 A993o 2001 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 6 copies

Annotation:Climb into the van with Husker Du, the Relacements, and other seminal indie bands and buckle up. It's not an easy journey, but it's one hell of a ride.

Louder Than Hell
Louder Than Hell The Definitive Oral History of Metal By Wiederhorn, Jon Book - 2013 781.6609 W644L 2013 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 2 copies

Annotation:Featuring more than 250 interviews with members of Black Sabbath, Megadeth, Pantera, Korn and many others over the past 25 years, this examination of the cultural phenomenon provides an expert analysis of the heavy metal scene from the '60s to the present. -

Rip It up and Start Again
Rip It up and Start Again Postpunk 1978-1984 By Reynolds, Simon Book - 2006 781.66 R465r 2006 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 2 on 2 copies

Annotation:Told from the postpunk frontlines, Rip It Up and Start Again re-creates the idealism, urgency, and excitement of one of the most important and challenging periods in the history of popular music.

I'm With the Band
I'm With the Band Confessions of A Groupie By Des Barres, Pamela Book - 2005 781.66092 D441i 2005 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 6 on 4 copies

Annotation:Pamela De Barres flitted amongst rock royalty in the 60's and 70's and lived to tell all the details. Ever wanted to know what it's like to be a jet setting groupie? She'll tells all about it and more...

Petal Pusher
Petal Pusher A Rock and Roll Cinderella Story By Lindeen, Laurie Book - 2007 782.42166 L743p 2007 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:In the years between the meteoric launch of Madonna and Countney Love, Petal Pusher takes readers on a thrilling journey across rock-and-roll - from the big-haired 1980s to the grunge-filled 1990s - when Laurie Lindeen brought her all-girl band Zuzu's Petals to compete in the indie rock arena.

Hammer of the Gods
Hammer of the Gods By Davis, Stephen Book - 1997 782.42166 L472d 1997 Available in some locations

Annotation:The story of Led Zeppelin is legendery. Excess is rebellion for four Englishmen who found fame beyond belief.

See A Little Light
See A Little Light The Trail of Rage and Melody By Mould, Bob Book - 2011 782.42166092 M9261s 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Bob Mould, from Husker Du, Sugar, and his solo career, has seen a lot of things from the stage. After the amps were turned off, life kept going. His experiences capture three decades in music and life.

I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean Tramp
I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean Tramp An Autobiography By Hell, Richard Book - 2013 782.42166092 H476i 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:You don't have to belong to the ______ generation to know Richard Hell has something to say. His candid memoir of music and addiction is one of an unimaginable life lived.

Killing Yourself to Live
Killing Yourself to Live 85% of A True Story By Klosterman, Chuck Book - 2005 781.66 K66k 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:Death calls and Chuck Klosterman answers. Join him on his journey to the locations of rock and roll tragedy and loss, while learning a few lessons along the way.

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