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Time Travel: From the Sex Pistols to Nirvana:Pop,Media and Sexuality 1977-96
by Jon Savage
This book is a comprehensive collection of his best pieces: from early work on The Clash, The Sex Pistols and David Bowie, to pieces on Suede, Blur and Nirvana. More than just a ragbag of journalism, it gives a sweeping and trenchant account of changing fashions in style and musical taste, and of the issues which pop music raises: youth, hatred, adrogyny, sexual experiment ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published May 1st 1997 by Vintage
(first published 1996)
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This is a collection of pieces that Savage published in various music magazines from 1977 to 1996. They weave music criticism in with broad cultural commentary, and many of them are fun, interesting pieces. However, there's not much of an overarching theme, and I can't say there's a lot to draw readers to this unless they are a particular fan of the author. I thought Savage's England's Dreaming was an excellent piece of musical/cultural writing, and I would definately recommend it. This one is j ...more