John Doe and Tom DeSavia "More Fun in the New World" Book (2019)
Details: John Doe and Tom DeSavia and friends, "More Fun in the New World: The Unmaking and Legacy of LA Punk," Book (2019, Da Capo Press). Hardcover. 336 pages, 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d). Light shelf wear from shipping. Book contributors include Henry Rollins, Jane Wiedlin, Charlotte Caffey, Pleasant Gehman, Maria McKee, Annette Zilinskas, Allison Anders, Terry Graham, and more!
Grade: NM/M (new stock)
Full Description: This is the acclaimed sequel to Grammy-nominated bestseller Under the Big Black Sun, covering the west coast music scene from 1982-87. Author John (X) Doe & friends put together a cohesive narrative of punk rock, from a diverse & primal art movement to successes & failures, subgenres, co-optation by the mainstream, and influence on the future. So much great writing: Rollins, Jane Wiedlin Peter Case, Keith Morris, too many to count, including visual artists & skateboarders. Some photos.
Authors: John Doe - a founding member of the legendary band, X, has recorded ten solo records and as an actor, has appeared in over fifty films and television productions. Tom DeSavia is a veteran record and music publishing A&R executive based in Los Angeles, California. DeSavia began his music industry career as a journalist.
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"...More Fun in the New World will get you diving deep into record bins and streaming services to discover some of the lesser-known bands discussed here, and perhaps more importantly, the book re-contextualizes an era that many have ignored over the years, showing that in many ways the follow-up to the punk explosion was just as influential and exciting as the initial inspiration and chaos that precipitated it."--Bad Feeling Magazine