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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Soul Jazz Records; 01 edition (4 Nov. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0957260008
  • ISBN-13: 978-0957260009
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 21.6 x 27.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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Message to Mr. Savage: Isn't it about time you wrote a new book, sir? Rather than regurgitating England's Dreaming (the book AND the accompanying compilation) for the Nth time, I mean?

There are many MANY incredible images included in this latest (actually rather unimaginative tome), but you'll already be familiar with the vast majority of them &, ultimately, it leaves me wondering who this book is actually intended for - the J. Clarkson-adoring late-to-the-party spamheads who used to beat me up for liking this music in the '80s, presumably?

All in all, a very poor show.
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for a man with his history this is terrible,nothing that isn't widely known .Why not put in full page pictures of those very easy to find records so nothing new is brought to the table.Nice package but content so poor.
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Have to agree with previous comments- so much opportunity was lost with this project- lack of info, dubious entries and limited scope of singles. The highlights were the interviews with a range of key people- very informative and appreciated.The best book in this category is the hard to find '45 Revolutions' which is simply superb and the best punk title to come out in the last 30 years - so save your money and buy a copy of 45 Revolutions NOT Punk 45.
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303 covers of punk singles, some of them not truly essential. Many omissions of truly essential worldwide classics.

Comment to each single very short, with a few absolutely INCREDIBLE mistakes.

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Page 89:
THE DAMNED - NEAT NEAT NEAT
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Third single from the group.

What????? THIRD single?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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I'd love to write a good review of this book, but having not seen it, I can't. I'd planned to do this subject myself, It's a minefield, there will always be ommissions. Where do you end? should it be just UK releases, worldwide bands, just the classics. - Impossible! not to mention the rear sleeve designs of which I'd be very surprised if they were included.
Check out my website at www . 45 sleeves . co .uk to see lots of these sleeves at (almost) full size
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Perfect book for anyone who wasn't buying 45s in the 70's or for someone who did but has since parted with them or can't be bothered to get them out of the loft. As is said in the book, there has always been more to music than just the music. In the punk era, I wouldn't buy a single if it had an awful sleeve, and some of them sure did. I'm not sure if some of the weaker sleeves have improved what with the distance we are now at from punk (almost 40 years woah). Maybe bad design is just bad design. I still don't like the art for the Killjoys or Slaughter & the dogs 1st single! Strange that the sleeves work fine as art works, separated from the music they contained. They are stand alone objects. Its not just Brit punk included here, there are lots of rare US records, most of which were hard, or impossible to find in the UK. These include some of the great 45s by Californian bands, championed by book author Jon Savage on his amazing 'Black Hole' CD. There is also a CD available to accompany this book (sold separately).
The text sheds new light on the complex relationship between musicians, fans , label owners & activists in Paris, London & NY /CA and the relationship between 60s garage punk and the 70s phenomena. A highlight for me in Punk 45 is the interview with Skydog label boss Marc Zermati who had a lot to do with helping to introduce to London the likes of MC5 (although they had played in London in the 70s) The Flaming Groovies (the Grease EP is such a fabulous record with a wonderful sleeve) Iggy, and some great Pub Rock - just great raw Rock n Roll. This was a golden period, when it wasn't exactly clear about what punk should be (something to do with reality and energy), before cliché and the lowest common denominator & the cash-ins kicked in.
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