Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk (An Evergreen book)

by Legs McNeil, Gillian McCain

Please Kill Me (Paperback, 2006, Grove Press)

Paperback, 488 pages

English language

Published Apr 13th 2006 by Grove Press.

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4.5 stars

(2 reviews)

A contemporary classic, Please Kill Me is the definitive oral history of the most nihilistic of all pop movements. Iggy Pop, Richard Hell, the Ramones, and scores of other punk figures lend their voices to this decisive account of that explosive era.

2 editions


  • Subculture
  • Popular Culture - General
  • Rock Music
  • Music
  • Music/Songbooks
  • Genres & Styles - Punk
  • Genres & Styles - Rock
  • History & Criticism - General
  • Music / Punk
  • History and criticism
  • Interviews
  • Punk culture
  • Punk rock music
  • Punk rock musicians
  • History

elisabeth nicula reviewed Please Kill Me

"'Of course they're great, they're the best. But they're just complete assholes.'"

5 star

Beautifully book, really a feat of cultural immersion and storytelling and narrative-making. I laughed a lot and cried at the end.

Ben E P reviewed Please Kill Me

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4 star

people who dislike the format of this book obviously ignored the title. beyond that i dont know how one can ignore Legs' gift for editing. sometimes it seems like he's setting these snippets up just to knock them all down with the summarizing paragraph of another first-hand witness that comes off like a punchline to end the chapter. reads like …