Format: Trade Paperback
Published: November 13, 2001
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0609807749
ISBN - 13: 9780609807743
From the Publisher
Taking us back to late '70s and early '80s Hollywood-pre-crack,
pre-AIDS, pre-Reagan-We Got the Neutron Bomb
re-creates word for word the rage, intensity, and anarchic glory of
the Los Angeles punk scene, straight from the mouths of the
scenesters, zinesters, groupies, filmmakers, and musicians who were
"California was wide-open sex-no condoms, no birth control, no
morality, no guilt." -Kim Fowley
"The Runaways were rebels, all of us were. And a lot of people
looked up to us. It helped a lot of kids who had very mediocre,
uneventful, unhappy lives. It gave them something to hold on to."
"The objective was to create something for our own personal
satisfaction, because everything in our youthful and limited
opinion sucked, and we knew better." -John Doe
"The Masque was like Heaven and Hell all rolled into one. It was a
bomb shelter, a basement. It was so amazing, such a dive ... but it
was our dive." -Hellin Killer
"At least fifty punks were living at the Canterbury. You'd walk
into the courtyard and there'd be a dozen different punk songs all
playing at the same time. It was an incredible environment."
Assembled from exhaustive interviews, We Got the Neutron
Bomb tells the authentically gritty stories of bands like
the Runaways, the Germs, X, the Screamers, Black Flag, and the
Circle Jerks-their rise, their fall, and their undeniable influence
on the rock 'n' roll of today.
About the Author
Marc Spitz is a senior contributing writer at "Spin" magazine. He
spent his misbegotten 20s in post-punk Hollywood and lives now in
Greenwich Village, New York.
Brenden Mullen founded The Masque, the legendary Hollywood
underground club/rehearsal space hailed as the birthplace of the
Los Angeles and Orange County punk scenes. He is currently a
contributing writer for "LA Weekly".
"When Gillian McCain and I wrote Please Kill Me, a
number of people asked us, 'What about the L.A. punk scene?' We
said 'That's another book.' And now Marc Spitz and Brendan Mullen
have finally written it. It's about time."