Friday, March 09, 2007

another Punk book

Just finished this one, Babylons Burning by Clinton Haylin.
He's the guy who wrote Velvets to the Void Oids, another one of my favourites.
The first 3 quarters of this is one of the best books about punk ive come across - up there with Englands Dreaming etc for detail and analytical but the final quarter veers off at a tangent towards the largely insignificant so called paisley underground of the mid 80s then seems to crowbar in large sections on dull american college rock to somehow teniously link up to Nirvana and grunge. shame.