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From the Velvets to the Voidoids: Pre-punk History for the Post-punk World Paperback – 25 Feb 1993

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd (25 Feb. 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140173056
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140173055
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 2.8 x 21.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 823,624 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 23 Jun. 2002
Format: Paperback
This would make an excellent companion volume to Roni Sarig's "The Secret History Of Rock" and "In The Fascist Bathroom" by Greil Marcus, especially since Marcus' book mostly ignores the NY scene. It details the origins of the US punk and art rock scene, like Patti Smith, Tom Verlaine, Richard Hell & The Ramones who were the originators of many stylistic and musical traits evident in latter-day bands. It's an American punk Who's Who and a rock 'n roll What's What, a detailed history and a valuable reference work. Starting with the Velvet Underground, it covers The Stooges, MC5, Modern Lovers, Electric Eels, Suicide, NY Doll, Wayne County, Blondie, The Heartbreakers, Talking Heads, Pere Ubu, Lydia Lunch and other seminal artists. This is done in the form of interviews with the artists concerned, so you hear about the times in their own words. The famous venues CBGB's & Max's Kansas City also get their due. The bibilography provides a cross-section of the most useful published sources on American punk and there's an extensive discography. Black & white photographs (some very rare, like a pic of Patti Smith's graduation) enliven the text. Highly recommended for fans of intelligent rock music.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x90167828) out of 5 stars 16 reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8ff570a8) out of 5 stars INDISPENSABLE & A GREAT READ! 6 July 2000
By Pieter Uys - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This would make an excellent companion volume to Roni Sarig's The Secret History of Rock: The Most Influential Bands You'Ve Never Heard and In the Fascist Bathroom: Punk in Pop Music, 1977-1992 by Greil Marcus, esp. since Marcus' book mostly ignores the NY scene. It details the origins of the US punk and art rock scene, like Patti Smith, Tom Verlaine, Richard Hell & The Ramones who were the originators of many stylistic and musical traits evident in latter-day bands. It's an American punk Who's Who and a rock 'n roll What's What, a detailed history and a valuable reference work. Starting with the Velvet Underground, it covers The Stooges, MC5, Modern Lovers, Electric Eels, Suicide, NY Doll, Wayne County, Blondie, The Heartbreakers, Talking Heads, Pere Ubu, Lydia Lunch and other seminal artists. This is done in the form of interviews with the artists concerned, so you hear about the times in their own words. The famous venues CBGB's & Max's Kansas City also get their due. The bibilography provides a cross-section of the most useful published sources on American punk an there's an extensive discography. Black & white photographs (some very rare, like a pic of Patti Smith's graduation) enliven the text. Highly recommended for fans of intelligent rock music.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8ff57108) out of 5 stars From The Dirt Great Flowers Grow! 29 Oct. 2004
By Glenn S. Hawley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This Book Is one of the Best of it's Kind!

Covering the Bands You Know & love But Also Opening up Your Ears to The Best of What came Before or after...

Where Else Can A GREAT band Like Rocket From The Tombs get their Due? They are just as Valuable As Television or The Dolls! The Velvets, The MC5, Richard Hell, Peter Laughner, And Others All Given their Rightful Place in Rock's history!

This is Required Reading for All you Kids out there, who Want to Make it Real again. No Ham-fisted tales of Limos or Mountains of coke, Just Busted Vans, Empty Clubs & a little Dope to make it all go down easy.

The Best Bands, The Best Tunes, The Best Albums. Everything Covered for the Best Reason! "cause they are the Best! The Best that Rock'n'Roll has to Offer.

Step Aside MTV, the Old Folks are Coming Back!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x901b781c) out of 5 stars Definitive History. 31 Jan. 1999
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Format: Paperback
This is the book that once and for all gives credit to the United States for creating the dynamic scene stolen from us by the Sex Pistols. Brilliantly written. The story of the Stooges, the Velvets, Pere Ubu, Modern Lovers, MC5, Television, Patti Smith, Talking Heads, Devo and many, many more. Also, Mr. Heylin gives selected discographies so that you can go out and find all of this great music. Since the publication of _From the Velvets to the Voidoids_ there has been one very notable addition to Pere Ubu's collection. There is now a box set available that has all of the first four albums, a live Pere Ubu compilation, and a compilation disc of many of the Cleveland bands discussed at length in the book (ie: Rocket from the Tombs, Peter Laughner etc.).
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8ff57c30) out of 5 stars Engrossing Must Read!!! 19 Jan. 1999
By Paul Counelis/Free Will(FreeWillGeek@webtv.net) - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
When I was in Jr.High,I taped a bunch of tunes off of a college radio program called "Take No Prisoners".I listened to that 60 minute tape nonstop for about three months.It had the Users,the Wipers,F-Word,and the Neon Boys.After a period of my friends (and,most importantly,girl-friend)incessant teasing, I put the tape away.Years later, I checked this book out from the library and consumed it's contents. It is a fascinating read,full of history,anecdotes,info,and magic. It transported me,for a few short days, to an exciting,refreshing world and recaptured the lucidity of a 14 year-old discovering punk in the early morning hours and sent me on an ongoing quest to find music from the bands written about. Oh,and I dug up the tape! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!!!!!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8ff575d0) out of 5 stars A Mostly Solid Overview 15 Oct. 2002
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Format: Paperback
Obviously, at this point, a lot of stuff in this book has been
overshadowed by the snappier firsthand content of "Please Kill Me." But it's still a fun read and informative. My one real question about the book is "What is this guy's problem with the Dead Boys?" He takes several opportunites to belittle them--without providing much evidence that they deserve it. Aside from that, it's a unique and entertaining look at all roads leading to Punk.
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