Please Kill Me
An Oral History of Punk
Legs McNeil was one of the originators of Punk Magazine back in the 1970's. It's just endless quotes from musicians and fans and writers and everyone else.
Maybe my favorite quote from the book:
"Rock & Roll is so great, people should start dying for it. You don't understand. The music gave you back the beat so you could dream. People are dying for everything else, so why not the music? Die for it. Isn't it pretty? Wouldn't you die for something pretty?
Perhaps I should die. After all, all the great blues singers did die. But life is getting better now. I don't want to die. Do I?"
— Lou Reed
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