Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk Topics for Discussion

Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil
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Throughout the book, the musicians, writers, and punk music affiliates interviewed, talk about their lives and their lifestyles, but say very little about their music. Why do you think this is? Did this have consequences for punk music itself?

Describe the counterculture/punk music scene. What did being a punk entail? Why? What did being a punk musician entail? Why? Why was this lifestyle appealing? What were the consequences of this lifestyle?

Jim Morrison is discussed early in the book by people who are interviewed as someone who succumbed to drugs and led a deviant lifestyle, yet his fate is something largely ignored or proved to be inconsequential to punk musicians. Why do you believe this happens? Why did punk musicians engage in the same lifestyle despite the dangers associated with it?

How did the punk music movement turn on and betray itself? Why...

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