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England’s Dreaming

Jon Savage

Award-winning, Sunday Times bestselling author Jon Savage’s definitive history of punk, its progenitors, the Sex Pistols, and their time: the late 1970s. Featuring a foreword by Johnny Marr.

Format
Ebook
ISBN
9780571261192
Date Published
17.02.2011
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Summary

WINNER OF THE RALPH J. GLEASON AWARD
INCLUDES FOREWORD BY JOHNNY MARR

Award-winning, Sunday Times bestselling author Jon Savage’s definitive history of punk, its progenitors, the Sex Pistols, and their time: the late 1970s.

A pop-culture classic full of anecdote, insight and exclusive interviews, England’s Dreaming tells the sensational story of the meteoric rise and rapid decline of the last great rock ’n’ roll band and the cultural moment they came to define.

‘The definitive history of the English punk movement.’
NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

‘Still the strongest history of punk.’
GUARDIAN

‘The best book about punk rock and pop culture ever.’
NME

Critic Reviews

It’s a work that is not only the definitive account of the times and its subject, but one that has come to define the writer himself. Jon Savage literally wrote the book on punk, and that's some achievement. This is it.

Johnny Marr
Critic Reviews

This is definitive . . . Savage looks at punk from a sociological perspective as much as musical one . . . he reanimates the Sex Pistols’ huge social impact.

Bob Stanley, Guardian, Bob Stanley's 10 best music histories
Critic Reviews

The definitive history of the English punk movement . . . you could not ask for a livelier, more impartial study.’a

New York Times Book Review
Critic Reviews

A monumental survey . . . [has] a good claim to be the definitive work on the subject.

The Times
Critic Reviews

Monumental . . . A tale of genius and stupidity, poverty and riches, of working-class lads and their sinister, student manager, of Britain and America, drugs and self-destruction and a Big, Bad Blond, the Sex Pistols Story is pure rock’n’roll, right up there with Marilyn Monro and Jon And Yoko.

London Review of Books
Critic Reviews

A great pop tragedy . . . [Savage] instilled an obsession with the roads not taken.

Owen Hatherly, Guardian
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Jon Savage is the author of England’s Dreaming: Sex Pistols and Punk Rock and Teenage: The Creation of Youth, 1875-1945. He is the writer of the award-winning film documentaries The Brian Epstein Story (1988) and Joy Division (2007), as well as the feature film Teenage (2013). His compilations include Meridian 1970 (Heavenly/EMI 2005) and Queer Noises: From the Closet to…

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