9780806140414

Kids of the Black Hole : Punk Rock in Postsuburban California

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  • ISBN13:

    9780806140414

  • ISBN10:

    0806140410

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-11-12
  • Publisher: Univ of Oklahoma Pr

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Summary

Kids of the Black Hole tells how L.A. punk developed, fueled by youth unemployment and alienation, social conservatism, and the spare landscape of suburban sprawl communities; how it responded to the wider cultural influences of Southern California life, from freeways to architecture to getting high; and how L.A. punks borrowed from their New York and London forebears to create their own distinctive subculture. Along the way, MacLeod not only teases out the differences between the New York and L.A. scenes but also distinguishes between local styles, from Hollywood's avant-garde to Orange County's hardcore.

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