Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk Setting & Symbolism

Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil
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Drugs

Drugs are present in every stage of Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain's book "Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk". Drugs perforate every part of the fabric of the punk music scene, especially among bands, their groupies, and their affiliates. Some bands, like the Heartbreakers, do not even rehearse without getting high. Some companies, like the one that has signed Debbie Harry, are giving their bands thousands of dollars of drugs to keep them signed and happy.

Money

Money, like drugs, invades every level of the punk music scene. Money is used primarily in the book "Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk" by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain to buy drugs. Usually, bands have a superfluous amount of money, but are other times broke, and must steal and borrow to get by. Before Johnny Thunders goes to New Orleans, he carries around...

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