Brave Punk World: The International Rock Underground From Alerta Roja To Z-off by James GreeneBrave Punk World: The International Rock Underground From Alerta Roja To Z-off by James Greene

Brave Punk World: The International Rock Underground From Alerta Roja To Z-off

byJames Greene

Hardcover | October 6, 2017

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Punk rock may have started in the United Kingdom and United States but it certainly didn't stay in either country. The genre flew around the globe like a contagion, touching off simultaneous movements in nearly every market imaginable: Japan, Yugoslavia, the Philippines, South Africa, New Zealand, Chile, Mexico, Poland, Burma, Singapore, and Turkey, among countless others. Performing punk rock in many of these places wasn't just rebellious, it was legitimately dangerous, thanks to regimes far more oppressive and brutal than what existed in the West.Brave Punk World immerses readers in these foreign scenes, describing the lifestyles and art of passionate, hard-charging groups who remain secret to the punk majority but who are just as crucial as the Ramones or the Sex Pistols. James Greene, Jr. explores Brazilian bands like Ulster who angrily protested and openly mocked their region's cruel dictatorship, Germans such as Slime who see many of their songs still banned to this day, the Algerian-by-way-of-France performers Carte de Séjour who had an alleged hand in inspiring the landmark Clash hit "Rock The Casbah," and a galaxy of other punk groups from more exotic locales.Punk diehards and travel enthusiasts with a taste for chaos will enjoy the country-by-country cultural explorations and wild stories offered within these pages.
James Greene, Jr. is a freelance writer who has contributed to such succulent publications as Crawdaddy!, New York Press, Orlando Weekly, Uncle John's Bathroom Reader, and No Recess. He is also the author of This Music Leaves Stains: The Complete Story of The Misfits. Stay up to date with James on Twitter @HoneyIShrunkJG2.
Title:Brave Punk World: The International Rock Underground From Alerta Roja To Z-offFormat:HardcoverDimensions:426 pages, 9.32 × 6.21 × 1.23 inPublished:October 6, 2017Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442269847

ISBN - 13:9781442269842

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Table of Contents

Part I: Asia1.Heaven's Penis: Japan2.Be the Change: India3.The Tank Girl(s): Nepal4.Howlin' Pinoy Chaos: Philippines5.What They Eat Is Conscience: China6.Geeks, Nuts, & Burgled Meat: South KoreaPart II: The U.S.S.R. & The Eastern Bloc7.We Expect Uncle Death: Estonia8.Never Mind the Bolsheviks: Russia9.Careful Thought Won't Harm Even a Chicken: Czechoslovakia10.I Would Love to Rip Your Ears Off: Hungary11.Grey Reality: Poland12.No Borders, No Time Limits: Yugoslavia13.Bullenschweine: East GermanyPart III: Western Europe14.With My Finger in Your Ass: West Germany15.Get Out of My Pocket: Austria16.Who Do You Think You Are?: Belgium17.Pulse of Life: Finland18.Transcending Decay & Corruption: France19.Rock Right Context: Iceland20.Not to be Dying: Italy21.Nothing Can Go Wrong: Netherland22.Milkmaids & Murder: Norway23.Many Police, Little Fun: Spain24.We're Only in It for the Drugs: SwedenPart IV: Africa25.Smoke That Thunders: Zambia26.Rock n' Raï: Algeria27.International News: South AfricaPart V: Central & South America28.Who Lives?: Peru29.Random Punk Rock Chupaderos: El Salvador30.If There Is Something to Be Saved It's the Youth: Argentina31.No Split between God and the Devil: Brazil32.We Do Not Need Flags: Chile33.Vultures, Invaders, Stomachs: UruguayPart VI: North America34.Poets of Noise: Mexico35.Heads, Shitheads, and Dishrags: Canada36.Death Is a Door: Cubavii. Oceania37.New Centre of the Universe: Australia38.Your Name Maketh It: New ZealandSelected Discography

Editorial Reviews

I absolutely inhaled this book! Greene's writing is filled with enthusiastic taste and warmth and fascinating tales of anti-establishment action. This book is the condensed proof that punk rock erupted all over the world at the same time.