What is punk? Punk can be whatever you want it to be. So the subjects of the publications in this section may not all seem "punk" to you - but hey, applying rules ain't punk either.

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  1. Iggy And The Stooges: Raw Power

    Iggy And The Stooges: Raw Power


    Rock history is made right in front of the lens—a new, smaller format edition includes an interview with, and foreword by, Iggy himself Learn More
  2. Joy Division Piece By Piece

    Joy Division Piece By Piece: Writing About Joy Division 1977-2007


    Joy Division: Piece by Piece is the definitive collection of writings on the legendary cult band. Learn More
  3. Just Kids (trade paperback)

    Just Kids


    In Just Kids, Patti Smith’s first book of prose, the legendary American artist offers a never-before-seen glimpse of her remarkable relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the epochal days of New York City and the Chelsea Hotel in the late sixties and seventies. Learn More
  4. Let Fury Have the Hour

    Let Fury Have the Hour: Joe Strummer, Punk, and the Movement that Shook the World


    Joe Strummer was the archetypal citizen artist. As a member of The Clash, Strummer composed some the most important rebel music of the twentieth century. Fusing raw creativity with a humanist global sensibility, he helped convert punk rock from its early associations with reactionary and nihilistic politics into a movement of creative response and world citizenship. Learn More
  5. Let It Blurt

    Let It Blurt: The Life and Times of Lester Bangs, America's Greatest Rock Critic


    Let It Blurt is the raucous and righteous biography of Lester Bangs (1949-82)--the gonzo journalist, gutter poet, and romantic visionary of rock criticism. Learn More
  6. Lexicon Devil

    Lexicon Devil: The Fast Times And Short Life Of Darby Crash And The Germs


    This book is a surreal trip into the parallel universe of the Germs, a story told by the people who were there and augmented by rarely seen photos. Learn More
  7. Lobotomy

    Lobotomy: Surviving the Ramones


    Lobotomy is the most lurid and unlikely temperance tract yet from the underbelly of rock 'n' roll. Learn More
  8. Lou Reed: The Last Interview

    Lou Reed: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations


    A revealing collection of interviews with one of the greatest artists in the history of rock ’n’ roll—as brilliant, punchy, and blustery as the man himself Learn More
  9. Making a Scene

    Making a Scene: New York Hardcore in Photos, Lyrics And Commentary Revisited 1985-1988


    Originally released in 1989 with a scant 79 photos and under 100 pages; this expanded edition brings over 200 photographs as well as reflections from key characters documenting a special time period in one of the most notorious hardcore music scene in the country. Learn More
  10. MC5

    MC5: Sonically Speaking, A Revolution of Rock'n'Roll


    Along with the Stooges, the Velvet Underground, and the New York Dolls, the MC5 are recognized in music circles as one of the bands that paved the way for punk rock. Learn More
  11. Neon Angel

    Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway


    In this candid autobiography, Cherie Currie—the original lead singer of ‘70s teenage all-girl rock band The Runaways—powerfully recounts her years in the band, her friendship with guitarist Joan Jett, and her struggle with drugs. Learn More
  12. Our Band Could Be Your Life

    Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes From The American Indie Underground 1981 - 1991


    This sweeping chronicle of music, politics, drugs, fear, loathing, and faith is already being recognized as an indie rock classic in its own right. Learn More
  13. Passion Is A Fashion

    Passion Is A Fashion: The Real Story Of The Clash


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    The only internationally successful, million-selling group to emerge from the late seventies London punk scene. Learn More
  14. Penny Rimbaud

    Penny Rimbaud


    RE/Search has been fortunate to have had several visits from Penny Rimbaud and fellow-CRASS founder, Gee Vaucher over the past decade. Learn More
  15. Please Kill Me

    Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History Of Punk


    Sex, drugs, and America's most misunderstood pop movement! Learn More
  16. Portable Henry Rollins

    Portable Henry Rollins


    A Rollins reader. Learn More
  17. Psychotic Reactions And Carburetor Dung

    Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung: The Work of a Legendary Critic: Rock'N'Roll as Literature and Literature as Rock 'N'Roll


    Vintage presents the paperback edition of the wild and brilliant writings of Lester Bangs--the most outrageous and popular rock critic of the 1970s--edited and with an introduction by the reigning dean of rack critics, Greil Marcus. Learn More
  18. Punk '77

    Punk '77: An Inside Look at the San Francisco Rock n' Roll Scene, 1977


    More than just a new direction in music, punk rock ignited a cultural revolution. Its intense, exciting emergence in the Bay Area is captured in Punk 77. Learn More
  19. Punk Rock: An Oral History

    Punk Rock: An Oral History


    With its own fashion, culture, and chaotic energy, punk rock boasted a do-it-yourself ethos that allowed anyone to take part. Learn More
  20. Punk USA

    Punk USA: The Rise and Downfall of Lookout! Records


    Through hundreds of exclusive and original interviews, Punk USA documents an empire that was built overnight as Lookout! Records sold millions of albums and rode the wave of the second coming of punk rock until it all came crashing down. Learn More
  21. Pussy Riot!

    Pussy Riot!: A Punk Prayer For Freedom


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    "Can music change the world? Only in very special circumstances. Once in a generation, a band can create a moment on which society turns. Through your brave actions you have provided Russia with such a moment. Your fellow musicians stand with you."—Billy Bragg Learn More
  22. Renegade: The Lives and Tales of Mark E. Smith cover

    Renegade: The Lives and Tales of Mark E. Smith


    Still going after thirty years, The Fall are one of the most distinctive British bands, their music - odd,spare, cranky and repetitious - an acknowledged influence on The Smiths, The Happy Mondays, Nirvana and Franz Ferdinand. Learn More
  23. Rip It Up and Start Again cover

    Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk Music 1978-1984


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    The first book-length exploration of the wildly adventurous music created in the years after punk. Learn More
  24. Roomanitarian



    Henry Rollins returns to the combative prose that has won him critical acclaim and a legion of devoted fans. Learn More
  25. Route 19 Revisited

    Route 19 Revisited: The Clash and London Calling


    Twenty-eight years after its original release, The Clash’s London Calling was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame as a “recording of lasting qualitative or historical significance.” It topped polls on both sides of the Atlantic for the best album of the seventies (and eighties) and in publications as wide-ranging as Rolling Stone, VIBE, Pitchfork, and NME, and it regularly hits the top ten on greatest-albums-of-all-time-lists. Even its cover—the instantly recognizable image of Paul Simonon smashing his bass guitar—has attained iconic status, inspiring countless imitations and even being voted the best rock ’n’ roll photograph ever by Q magazine. Learn More

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