England's Dreaming: Sex Pistols and Punk Rock

England's Dreaming: Sex Pistols and Punk Rock

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By (author) Jon Savage

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  • Publisher: FABER & FABER
  • Format: Paperback | 656 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 196mm x 46mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 19 May 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0571227201
  • ISBN 13: 9780571227204
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.), facsims., ports. (some col.)
  • Sales rank: 67,881

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Jon Savage's Ralph Gleason Award-winning England's Dreaming is the ultimate book on punk, its progenitors, the Sex Pistols, and their time: the late 1970s. Full of anedcote, insight, and exclusive interviews, it tells the sensational story of the meteoric rise and rapid decline of the last great rock'n'roll band and the cultural moment they came to define. The critical reputation of England's Dreaming has grown over the past decade and a half. This updated edition includes an introduction focusing on the legacy of punk twenty-five years on, an account of the Sex Pistols 1996 reunion, and a comprehensively updated discography.

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Jon Savage is the author of England's Dreaming: Sex pistols and Punk Rock and Teenage: The Creation of Youth, 1875 - 1945. He has written sleevesnotes for Wire, St. Etienne and the Pet Shop Boys, among others, and his compilations include: Meridian 1970 (Heavenly/EMI 2005); Queer Noises: From the Closest to the Charts 1961 - 1976 (Trikont 2006); and Dreams Come True: Classic Electro 1982-87 (Domino 2008).