Read This Book....
Please Kill Me by Legs McNeil and Gilian McCain
While listening to Television (below) you should surf over to Amazon and buy this book right now!
This was given to me by a friend in christmas 05, and it is one of the best books on punk ever written. It covers the early stages of the punk movement, starting with The Velvet Underground and covering much of the early CBGBs scene as well as the MC5 and the Stooges out of Michigan and of course the Sex Pistols and other UK scenesters. The story is told in anecdotes by people who were there, including Dee Dee Ramone and many others. It is raunchy, hilarious and stunning. The drugs and sex these guys went through is unbelievable and all the stories about Iggy Pop will have you thinking he is a god among men.
There is so much in this book that it cant really be put in a review. So do yourself a favor and read it yourself.
Let me know what you think.