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The Official Punk Rock Book of Lists

3.34  ·  Rating details ·  82 ratings  ·  12 reviews
The Official Punk Rock Book of Lists features over 200 of the funniest, craziest lists from the Most Offensive Songs to Stupidest Band Names, from Punk Sell-Outs to Fashion Don'ts culled from historical archives and generated by celebrity guests. Contributors include rock stars and punk luminaries, from members of Guns N' Roses and the Ramones to Little Steven Van Zandt, N ...more
Paperback, 313 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Backbeat Books
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Khris Sellin
Sep 09, 2018 rated it did not like it
Disappointment, to say the least. Being a big punk rock fan from way back, I thought this would be a cool coffee table/nightstand read to pull out every once in a while and maybe have a laugh or two or enjoy some nostalgia. It's just annoying and stupid. In the words of Billy Crystal, "It's not fun... It's not funny."
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Jan 07, 2009 added it
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Read the STOP SMILING review of The Official Punk Rock Book of Lists, along with Lydia Lunch's Paradoxia, Autumn deWilde's Elliott Smith, and Dead Children Playing by Stanley Donwood and Dr. Tchock:

The Official Punk Rock Book of Lists by Amy Wallace and Handsome Dick Manitoba views counterculture from the formally rebellious and proudly stupid perspective of Handsome Dick Manitoba of the Dictators. The funniest part is Manitoba’s spot on the cover cartoon (front and center, flanking Joey Ramone
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Mark Desrosiers
May 08, 2008 rated it it was ok
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This is only "official" because franchise co-founder Amy Wallace is involved. Also, there's a seal of approval on the cover that announces, "GENUINE 100% PUNK!" which is true only if you are willing to include David Bowie, Television, Travis Barker, and Peter Wolf as "punks". What next? Coldplay? Air Supply? In other words, it's a bit soft on the edges, feels more like old fogeys reminiscing sometimes, which probably explains why the Clash (zzzzzzzz) appears in nearly every list.

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Simon Sweetman
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
A bit of fun...some utterly ridiculous lists (and lots of padding - which shouldn't really be the punk way) but lots of great lists that send you back to the music (and off to other books and films...)
Anton
May 03, 2009 rated it it was ok
Got this book sent to me and, as I did not grow up in the 70s/80s to experience this, I could not identify. Some of it was rather interesting, to see how people really acted to be controversial or rebel against society.
Kater
Dec 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing
was brought into our lovely home from a housemates christmas loot. COMEPLETELY FUCKIN LOVE IT FOR REAL. read it cover to cover while poopin. my favorite page is a comic of thurston moore selling middle finger shaped icecream to a child. mostly this book is stupid and irrelevant but VERY FUNNY.
Edward Pissmeoff
This was a quick fun read.
its exactly what you think it would be, a book filled with different types of lists written by all sorts of punk icons, from musicians, to photographers, artists, and scenesters.
if you enjoy punk, or just love lists, this is for you!
Jenergy
May 25, 2008 rated it liked it
I was only going to give this book two stars until it rated Green Bay as the #1 unsung punk hotbed of the 90s. And I also had to appreciate knowing that the lead singer of the Pogues ate an entire Beach Boys Album.
Ruben
Oct 29, 2008 rated it liked it
Funny stuff, but parts are a little akwardly written. Overall, another good book of Lists.
Mattomic
Feb 12, 2008 rated it liked it
This is a hoot. Makes for great bathroom reading! Trivia on drug consumption, music, and spitting habits far out-entertains what you find in those Uncle John readers.
Mark
Feb 06, 2008 rated it it was ok
Not as good as it promises. A few good anecdotes.
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Amy Wallace was an American author. She was the daughter of authors Irving Wallace and Sylvia Wallace and sister of historian David Wallechinsky.