10.25.2012 10:01 AM

Perfect Youth

Sam Sutherland’s much-anticipated book about Canadian punk rock, which I stayed up reading way too late last night, is crucially important.  And not just because I was part of the first wave of Canadian punk, or that he writes a bit about the Hot Nasties herein.

It’s important because Sutherland captures the cultural significance, dare I say it, of Canadian punk.  He researches, and he interviews dozens of people, from coast to coast: the result is a book that covers territory no one else has before.  (My book on punk, Fury’s Hour, was about more than just Canadian punk, and was more focused on the philosophy of punk.)

Great writing, great insights.  Get it, maaaaan.


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    John says:

    That one is on my Amazon Wish List. Guess it’s time to pull the trigger.

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    John says:

    PS – Fury’s Hour was one of the best books I’ve ever read, Warren.

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    Leah says:

    One more for the to-read list. Funny timing, too. I picked up a copy of Fury’s Hour from the library the night before you posted this. I’m only about fifty pages in, but so far I’m loving it. It’s reminding me of when punk appeared in my life (around 1987) and saved me from ever having to turn on the radio and listen to shite like Tiffany and Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam again. Thanks punk! And, thanks to you for writing.

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