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CHIRP's Music Book Club selection for July is Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil & Gillian McCain
A contemporary classic, Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk is the definitive oral history of the most nihilistic of all pop movements. Iggy Pop, Richard Hell, the Ramones, and scores of other punk figures lend their voices to this decisive account of that explosive era. It is the number one best-selling Punk book of all time. It has been published in 12 languages and helped launch the oral history trend in music books.
“This book tells it like it was. It is the very first book to do so.”
—WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
“Immensely entertaining…I found these tales of unholy madness and drug-fueled abandon all too thought-provoking.”
—ROBERT CHRISTGAU, The New York Times Book Review
“Please Kill Me is a scenester’s paradise, four-hundred pages of person-to-person, ‘I was there’ testimony fabulously edited for speed and irony. It calls up Edie, but it’s much richer. A lot about Edie was about covering up; in Please Kill Me, you rarely, if ever, get the feeling anyone is protecting a reputation or holding back.”
—GREIL MARCUS, Interview Magazine
CHIRP Music Book Club meets at 7pm and refreshments will be provided. Get a 10% discount on the book and learn more about book club at Roscoebooks. Help us pick our final discussion book for 2019 here.