Drunken fools, heroin addicts, and crazed musicians spill their guts in the punk rock books listed below. Immerse yourself in their world, the world of punk. Who knows, you might gain some knowledge and inspiration.
Where to Start
If you are new to punk rock, you must read Please Kill Me: An Uncensored Oral History of Punk. It is a wild and crazy journey into the explosive and wild world of punk rock. Written by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain, this groundbreaking book offers a firsthand account of the birth and evolution of punk through personal interviews with key players of the era.
My Top Ten
After much thought and probably too many hours with my head in a book, I crafted this list of my favorite books I’ve read (so far). Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk, Punk Avenue: Inside the New York Underground, 1972-1982, and more.
Books on the Ramones
Changing the world of music leaves a story to tell. And with the famed Ramones, there are no shortage of books to read. Dee Dee, Johnny, and Marky have written their own, and Joey has one about sleeping with him (hehe). There’s even one called Hey Ho Let’s Go: The Story of the Ramones. Gabba love that.
Questioning anything and everything, to me, is punk rock.