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Under the Big Black Sun - A Personal History of L.a. Punk

John Doe

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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. Additional authors include: Exene Cervenka (X), Henry Rollins (Black Flag), Mike Watt (The Minutemen), Jane Wiedlin and Charlotte Caffey (The Go-Go's), Dave Alvin (The Blasters), Chris D. (Flesh Eaters), Jack Grisham (T.S.O.L.), Teresa Covarrubias (The Brat), Robert Lopez (The Zeros, El Vez), as well as scenesters and journalists Pleasant Gehman, Kristine McKenna, and Chris Morris. Through interstitial commentary, John Doe "narrates" this journey through the land of film noir sunshine, Hollywood back alleys, and suburban sprawl-the place where he met his artistic counterparts Exene, DJ Bonebrake, and Billy Zoom-and formed X, the band that became synonymous with, and in many ways defined, L.A. punk. Under the Big Black Sun shares stories of friendship and love, ambition and feuds, grandiose dreams and cultural rage, all combined with the tattered, glossy sheen of pop culture weirdness that epitomized the operations of Hollywood's underbelly. Readers will travel to the clubs that defined the scene, as well as to the street corners, empty lots, apartment complexes, and squats that served as de facto salons for the musicians, artists, and fringe players that hashed out what would become punk rock in Los Angeles. Cast of Narrators: Dave Alvin Billie Joe Armstrong Charlotte Caffey Exene Cervenka Teresa Covarrubias Chris D. Tom DeSavia John Doe Pleasant Gehman Jack Grisham Robert Lopez (aka El Vez) Kristine McKenna Chris Morris Henry Rollins Mike Watt Jane Wiedlin Music Credits: All songs performed by X. ©John Doe & Exene Cervenka. Used with permission. Lockwood

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tom Desavia, Exene Cervenka, Henry Rollins, Various

Length:

7h 21m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:05

Introduction
Introduction

00:31


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:32


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:44


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:05


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:00


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:42


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:25


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:42


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:40


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:36


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:41


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:53


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:21


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:10


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:35


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:59


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:11


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:20


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:24


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:47


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:38


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:43


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:22


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:28


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:58


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:46


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:42


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:15


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:52


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:42


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

01:24