'The Profound, Progressive, and Occasionally Pointless History of Bay Area Punk from Dead Kennedy's to Green Day.'
From the art damage of San Francisco's Fab Mab in North Beach to the still vibrant all-ages diy-ethos of Berkeley's Gilman Street, Gimme Something Better chronicles over two decates of bay area punk, including the Sex Pistols' notorious final performance, Jello Biafra's bid for Mayor, the creation of maximum rock n roll, and the rise of the east bay pop-punk sound that took the world by storm.
This definitive oral history explores the music, progressive politics, divine decadence, and smartass wit of bay area punk through the voices of those who were there - with members of Dead Kennedy's Avengers, Flipper, MDC, Green Day, Rancid, NOFX, and AFI.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 01 / 2010
- 133 x 215mm