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We Got the Neutron Bomb: The Untold Story of L.A. Punk


Publisher:Three Rivers Press



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Taking us back to late 70s and early 80s Hollywoodpre-crack, pre-AIDS, pre-ReaganWe Got the Neutron Bomb re-creates word for word the rage, intensity, and anarchic glory of the Los Angeles punk scene, straight from the mouths of the scenesters, zinesters, groupies, filmmakers, and musicians who were there.

California was wide-open sexno condoms, no birth control, no morality, no guilt. Kim Fowley

The Runaways were rebels, all of us were. And a lot of people looked up to us. It helped a lot of kids who had very mediocre, uneventful, unhappy lives. It gave them something to hold on to. Cherie Currie

The objective was to create something for our own personal satisfaction, because everything in our youthful and limited opinion sucked, and we knew better. John Doe

The Masque was like Heaven and Hell all rolled into one. It was a bomb shelter, a basement. It was so amazing, such a dive ... but it was our dive. Hellin Killer

At least fifty punks were living at the Canterbury. Youd walk into the courtyard and thered be a dozen different punk songs all playing at the same time. It was an incredible environment. Belinda Carlisle

Assembled from exhaustive interviews, We Got the Neutron Bomb tells the authentically gritty stories of bands like the Runaways, the Germs, X, the Screamers, Black Flag, and the Circle Jerkstheir rise, their fall, and their undeniable influence on the rock n roll of today.

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