Punk: The Brutal Truth by Hugh Fielder (foreword by Paul du Noyer) is a buzzing, powerful new book offering a race through the first decade of punk, a climactic explosion that changed the face of music for a generation. It takes you from early-to-mid-’70s New York with rough and ready bands such as The Ramones, Television and Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers playing at the CBGB club, and the young, angry scene of London with the Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Slits, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Generation X and X-Ray Spex, to the late ’70s, when punk rock began to split into sub-genres, spawning the New Wave of punk with the likes of Elvis Costello, Blondie and the Talking Heads. Publication is timed to celebrate the iconic Sex Pistols TV interview that launched punk to a shocked and delighted audience just over 35 years ago.
Author Hugh Fielder
Foreword by Paul Noyer
Hardback: 25,000 words, 192 pages, 150 illustrations
Dimensions: 289 x 279 x 22 mm