A Time Out and Daily News Top Ten Book of the Year upon its initial release, Please Kill Me is the first oral history of the most nihilist of all pop movements. Iggy Pop, Danny Fields, Dee Dee and Joey Ramone, Malcom McLaren, Jim Carroll, and scores of other famous and infamous punk figures lend their voices to this definitive account of that outrageous, explosive era. From its origins in the twilight years of Andy Warhol’s New York reign to its last gasps as eighties corporate rock, the phenomenon known as punk is scrutinized, eulogized, and idealized by the people who were there and who made it happen.
About the Author
Legs McNeil is the coauthor of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk, a book widely hailed as a classic of its kind. A founder of the seminal magazine that gave punk its name, he is a former editor at Spin and Nerve, and wrote Marilyn Chambers's comeback film, Still Insatiable. He lives in Pennsylvania.
Ranks up there with the great rock & roll books of all time.” Time Out New York
This book tells it like it was. It is the very first book to do so.” William S. Burroughs
Does for the Ramones what the disciples did for Jesus.” LA Weekly
Dishes the crud on everyone . . . candid, inside, and detailed.” The New Yorker
Lurid, insolent, disorderly, funny, sometimes gross, sometimes mean and occasionally touching.” The New York Times
The riotously funny story of New York punk told by those who were there.” Daily News