is a day-to-day account of exactly how this historic and mythologized era came to pass. Author George Gimarc (Post Punk Diary
, Hollywood Hi-Fi
) gives you all the data, important and trivial, presented just as it unfolded through an astounding 13 years.
The early '70s were a dreary time for music. The lastest thing seemed to be introspective singer-songwriters who poured their souls into convoluted lyrics and strummy-strummy noodling, or the ponderous, overproduced hogwash of Queen, Genesis, Yes, and their ilk. What was needed was to roll back the clock to the mid '60s, when garage bands could plunk out a few raw chords and produce a rattle that would send parents running for their earplugs. By the time 1975 came around, the stage was not only set for a revolution in music, the players were already in the wings, warming up.
There is no other book that so clearly shows how all the pieces fit together, or that lets you be your own rock analyst armed with an expert's fact file. No opinions here; only the day-to-day reality, just as if you were living it all over again, or for the very first time.
(Book). Punk Diary is a comprehensive chronicle of the punk rock era, combining for the first time in one volume the previously published Punk Diary and Post Punk Diary expanded with new material never before published. Experience this volatile period in popular music and culture first-hand, as author George Gimarc uses original archival material and in-depth interviews to present a day-by-day accounting of over 1000 bands and 4000 recordings, including record releases, live gigs, bands getting together or breaking apart, riots, arrests, and revealing quotes from the personalities of the day.