Under the Big Black Sun

Under the Big Black Sun

A Personal History of LA Punk

Book - 2016
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Under the Big Black Sun explores the nascent Los Angeles punk rock movement and its evolution to hardcore punk as it's never been told before. Authors John Doe and Tom DeSavia have woven together an enthralling story of the legendary west coast scene from 1977-1982 by enlisting the voices of people who were there. The book shares chapter-length tales from the authors along with personal essays from famous (and infamous) players in the scene.
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA :, Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Group,, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780306824081
Branch Call Number: 781.6609794 UN
Characteristics: xxii, 277 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Doe, John 1954-
DeSavia, Tom


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Mar 20, 2018

This book is kickass. Lots of fun stories by musicians, writers, and people who were around the beginning of the 80's punk rock scene in L.A.. I had no idea about punk rock before this, but enjoyed it a ton and now I have all kinds of great music to go back and listen to. Well written with a lot of different perspectives.

May 19, 2017

Good look at the L.A. punk scene in the early 80's by those who were there.


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