Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk - Part Four Summary & Analysis

Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil
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Part Four Summary and Analysis

At a time when some albums took years to record, and half-a-million dollars to make, the Ramones record the album in a week for a few thousand dollars. DeeDee Ramone remembers growing up in Germany, where trading World War II relics as a child was a pastime. To many of the Ramones, Nazi memorabilia became symbolic of sexual activity, and not racism.

Bob Gruen, rock photographer, remembers going to England when the Sex Pistols formed. The American punk movement -something bohemian and intellectual -catches on in England, and grows into something different -teenage sensation. The Sex Pistols represent the English transition. Malcolm McLaren recalls that on the surface, everything seemed straightforward, but behind the scenes, drugs and sex are rampant.

Iggy Pop's life in Hollywood continues -from being arrested for drunkenness, to showing up naked for band rehearsal, to...

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