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Lipstick Traces by Greil Marcus
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Feb 25, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: read-already
Recommended for: anyone who listens to good music
Read in January, 2005

Brilliant. This imperative, Benjamin Buchloh endorsed, piece of cultural history examines, re-defines and formulates the entire history of punk movement from its inception centuries ago with various revolutionary anarchists all the way up to Malcolm McLaren and, yes, the sex pistols. He understands Guy Debords fundamental contributions to punk through the inception of the Situationists during the Paris May 68 revolts and covers everything an educated kid like you needs to know to call yourself party of any fucken subculture. yeah!
We don’t want a world where the guarantee of not dying
of starvation brings the risk of dying of boredom.
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message 1: by matt (last edited Aug 25, 2016 10:50AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

matt The first 50 pages get five stars, and then I have no idea what the hell he is talking about. the funny thing is, NEITHER DOES ANYBODY ELSE!!!!


message 2: by zhanna (last edited Aug 25, 2016 10:54AM) (new)

zhanna i gotta agree. i read this in college and recently revisited it. i did not have a clue then or now. Cool idea, and great endorsers, but Buchloh should still to art criticism.


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