Meagan's Reviews > Punk Avenue: Inside the New York City Underground, 1972-1982
Punk Avenue: Inside the New York City Underground, 1972-1982
Dec 23, 2016
Full disclosure: my last book was also published by Three Rooms Press, and I won an ARC of this book at one of their recent readings. Also, I have a beat-to-shit old copy of Please Kill Me on my bookshelf and my first YA novel was about a kid who was obsessed with Blondie. So, it probably goes without saying that I enjoyed the hell out of Punk Avenue. Phil Marcade relates tales of his grungy but charmed life on the Lower East Side with a cheerful bonhomie that feels less like some heavy historical account of The Dawn of Punk than it does a late night beer and a smoke down at the local dive, listening to this guy down at the end of the bar tell another one. My only complaint about this book is that I wish it was longer! Quite a few of these anecdotes made me want to lean in closer and ask "and THEN what happened?" Highly recommended for fans and fiends of the 1970s-80s NYC punk/rockabilly era. Also recommended - seek out some Senders albums to be your soundtrack while you read this book!
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December 8, 2016 – Started Reading
December 8, 2016 – Shelved
December 14, 2016 – Finished Reading