Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Recommended Reading - The England's Dreaming Tapes

Last month, we featured Jon Savage's 1991 book, England's Dreaming as our Recommended Reading. The book, which told the story and origin of the British punk movement, featured countless interviews, soundbites and an oral history of what led England to shake. Only a fraction of the interviews Savage conducted and featured made it into the final version of England's Dreaming. In 2010, Savage released the books sequel, The England's Dreaming Tapes, which were the full uncut, raw interviews compiled together that brought the story of his first book together and made it an instant classic a decade earlier. In 1976, punk changed England and Savage spoke to all four original Sex Pistols, The Clash's Joe Strummer, The Prentenders' Chrissie Hynde, Jordan, Siouxsie Sioux, Viv Albertine, Adam Ant, Lee Black Childers, Howard Devoto, Pete Shelley, Syl Sylvain, Debbie Wilson, Tony Wilson, Jah Wobble, to get the first hand perspective on what caused the atom in rock and roll to split and create the beautiful chaos we now know as punk.