More Fun In The New World: The Unmaking And Legacy Of L.A. Punk

More Fun In The New World: The Unmaking And Legacy Of L.A. Punk

Sequel to Grammy-nominated bestseller Under the Big Black Sun, continuing the up-close and personal account of the L.A. punk scene, with 50 rare photos Picking up where Under the Big Black Sun left off, More Fun in the New World explores the years 1982 to 1987, covering the dizzying pinnacle of L.A.'s punk rock movement as its stars took to the national -- and often in Sequel to Grammy-nominated bestseller Under the Big Black Sun, continuing the up-close and personal account of the L.A. ...

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Title:More Fun In The New World: The Unmaking And Legacy Of L.A. Punk
Author:John Doe
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Genres:Music
ISBN:0306922126
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

More Fun In The New World: The Unmaking And Legacy Of L.A. Punk Reviews

  • Jay Gabler
    Jun 19, 2019
    This was never going to be a simple story; and the authors aren't looking to simplify it. As the '70s bled into the '80s, life for the stars of Penelope Spheeris's era-defining 1981 documentary The Decline of Western Civilization ? bands like X, Black Flag, and Circle Jerks ? was a...
  • Kerry Dunn
    Nov 03, 2019
    A worthy follow-up to Under The Big Black Sun. I learned more about scenes I was unfamiliar with like The Paisley Underground and Cowpunk. My favorite parts of this one were the chapters on how L.A. punk influenced other artists. The chapters by Shepard Fairey, Tony Hawk, Tim Robbins, ...
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    Oct 30, 2019
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    Jun 06, 2019
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  • Kirsti
    Oct 07, 2019
    A must for any lover of 80's punk rock and the L.A. scene. Best to listen to the Audible version so you can hear all the artists tell their stories in their own voice. Their shimmering stories will make you nostalgic for times when you could find good vintage clothes in thrift stores, ...
  • Phil Overeem
    Nov 05, 2019
    Simply put: wish I'd been there, and this, its predecessor, and the records are the next best things. Note: Jack Grisham is still an ass. He clearly works at it. ...
  • Joseph Spuckler
    May 08, 2019
    I moved, or more appropriately had military orders, to Camp Pendleton in 1982. This southern California Marine Corps base was my chance to experience the world whereThe Doors had lived and played in. Instead Oceanside, California and Los Angles were in full punk swing, and The Doors we...
  • Steve
    Jun 27, 2019
    I recommend this to anyone who likes west coast punk/roots music ...
  • Monica
    Sep 05, 2019
    This has been the book I read over breakfast for the past several months. Short chapters, good stories, and a fantastic variety of voices from the LA pink scene. I really enjoyed it. ...
  • Laura
    Jul 13, 2019
    This is a follow up to Under The Big Black Sun, and is also essays by Punk Rockers from the 80s L.A. scene, read by the artists in this audiobook. This one included a few people singing their songs acapella and some interviews, and also artists from other mediums from the time. It's a ...
  • Greg
    Jul 18, 2019
    Amazing book that captures the "second phase" of the punk scene in California and provides great linkage on inspiration of the overall culture...could not put it down!! ...
  • Gabe
    Sep 16, 2019
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  • Bill Easton
    Jul 25, 2019
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  • Marcia
    Oct 11, 2019
    Another great survey of the LA punk scene, straight from those who lived it. Thoughtfully put together, allowing the power of the participants creativity and courage to shine. Recommended! ...
  • Brenda Perlin
    Jun 07, 2019
    More Fun In The New World ?Seeds were thrown, for sure. What was essentially hiding in the shadows moved from a whisper to a scream.? Tom DeSavia?s opening to More Fun In The New World, ?We?re Having Much More Fun? is brilliant. And so is his voice on the audio boo...
  • Nestor Rychtyckyj
    Aug 21, 2019
    Following up their successful and riveting ?Under the Big Black Sun? John Doe and Tom DeSavia are back with ?More Fun in the New World?. This book basically starts off where ?Big Black Sun? left off and follows LA Punk as it moves into the 1980s. The focus of the book also ...
  • Jon Zelazny
    Sep 01, 2019
    Los Angeles is known for constant upheaval and endless reinvention, which this book really brought home because it describes the local indie music scene up until around 1986 or so, yet by the time I moved here a mere five years later, almost every band and club described herein no long...
  • Will George
    Sep 12, 2019
    Awesome follow-up to Under the Big Black Sun. This volume continues later into the 80s and features artists from a wide array of punk sub-genres. Cowpunk was the movement that really go me when I was a teenager and it is represented here by Maria McKee, Sid Griffin and more. I also rea...
  • Ian Fels
    Sep 19, 2019
    Great read! This took me back and introduced me to bands I didn't listen too or know of. ...
  • Eric Sbar
    Aug 13, 2019
    I was on the periphery of the punk movement in my late teens/early twenties. I loved the music of X, Black Flag, and the Paisley Underground and Americana bands as well as English mod music. Still, I was not really a participant. First, I am from suburban Philadelphia which had a small...
  • Larry
    Oct 11, 2019
    So good. I grew up in L.A., and while I didn't follow all of these bands, I was fortunate enough to see a number of them at clubs in Hollywood and Santa Monica. It was a great time, and place, to be young. While this book brought back a flood of great memories, not all of the stories a...
  • Joseph Norton
    Jun 19, 2019
    Exceptional! I cannot say enough about this book. Just like its predecessor 'Under the Big Black Sun', an incredibly well done, informative and thoroughly entertaining read! ...
  • Quentin Montemayor
    Jun 12, 2019
    *audiobook review* As with anything beginnings are always better than ends. That extends to the L.A. punk scene. What?s interesting about this book is that it really documents the progression of where things went. Sometimes it?s really bizarre to see the connection with bands like ...
  • Geoff Balme
    Jul 18, 2019
    Firstly I?m an X fanatic. There are probably no bands with a better first four albums. How they managed to do than in so short a time and sound as fresh as the first time you heard them has as much to do with Billy Zooms licks as it does the touching lyrical power of Exene and John. ...
  • Jim
    May 10, 2019
    A continuation of 2016?s Under the Big Black Sun, More Fun in the New World follows a similar structure as its predecessor. This time around, the focus is on what happened to the scene from 82-87, who the important bands were (and how they succeeded or failed) and the influence they ...
  • Nick Spacek
    Oct 07, 2019
    while some of the stories work better than others, it's an involving read and getting to hear straight from members of los lobos and fishbone how they fit into the punk scene, playing traditional mexican music and funk-heavy ska, is really the most important and enlightening aspect of ...
  • Kevin Dickson
    Nov 05, 2019
    Stories about the ugly end of a scene or party are never pretty, and this book is no exception. When real life crashed into the LA punk scene, in an explosion of drugs and disillusionment, the results were brutal. The best segment of this book, hands down, is John Doe?s heartbreaking...
  • Jennifer Ann
    Jul 11, 2019
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  • Kevin Walsh
    Oct 28, 2019
    The topic of this book is high on my list of interests and I was hopeful this would be a 5-star affair. However, I found it to be a mixed bag. Each chapter is written by a different person (although a there's more than one from John Doe). There's good stuff here to be sure, and I found...
  • Donna Balancia
    Sep 04, 2019
    John Doe with Tom DeSavia and friends have reached into the vault and used their vast circle of pals to paint a gritty but colorful account of the Southern California punk music scene. More Fun In The New World is like a tainted rainbow with each chapter representing a different part o...