Reviews and Blog Posts: punk

Coal to diamonds : a memoir

by Beth Ditto

DPL Rating:
4

I'll admit it--I'd never heard Gossip's music before reading this book. I'd heard of Beth Ditto--it's hard not to when your reading diet contains a healthy dose of GLBTQ focused media--and her memoir sounded intriguing. Ditto details her childhood in rural Arkansas--poor, bouncing between family members, households where physical and...

Ten thousand saints

by Eleanor Henderson

 Jude’s Mom makes and sells glass bongs. His dad left when he was nine. Teddy’s dad is long gone and his alcoholic Mom, Queen Bee, will soon be as well. Jude and Teddy listen to punk and spend their days in a small Vermont town getting high on various drugs...

We jam econo the story of the Minutemen

DPL Rating:
5

After seeing concert footage, new interviews with surviving members Mike Watt and George Hurley, and hearing amazing stories from people like John Doe (X), Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) and even Mike Watt's mom, I dare you not to love this band. A must-see for any fan of punk/hardcore.

The future is unwritten

DPL Rating:
4

Other documentaries about the Clash have adequately revealed the facts about the band and its frontman Joe Strummer. While The Future Is Unwritten covers some of the same ground, it also reveals Strummer as a human being and not just a rock icon -- sometimes in an unflattering light. A...

Let it be

by Replacements

DPL Rating:
5
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An inspired album from one of the greatest post punk bands of all time. Ballads, hardcore, pop and punk are all covered on this diverse, angst-filled wonder.

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