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  • Under the Big Black Sun

  • A Personal History of L.A. Punk
  • By: John Doe, Tom Desavia
  • Narrated by: Exene Cervenka, Henry Rollins, full cast
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
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    5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384

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 to 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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A love song to the early punk days in LA.

  • By Brenda on 07-09-16

Life Changeing

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Reviewed: 07-26-18

I don’t think the youth of today understands how important music of any kind can be. I hope this changes. Be yourself, regardless. Excellent book.
JT

  • Dharma Punx

  • By: Noah Levine
  • Narrated by: Noah Levine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

As with many self-destructive kids, Noah Levine's search for meaning led him first to punk rock, drugs, drinking, and dissatisfaction. But the search didn't end there. Having clearly seen the uselessness of drugs and violence, Noah looked for positive ways to channel his rebellion against what he saw as the lies of society. Fueled by his anger at so much injustice and suffering, Levine now uses that energy and the practice of Buddhism to awaken his natural wisdom and compassion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life Changing

  • By lee on 11-04-16

Great book for those searching...

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Reviewed: 04-04-18

Mr Levine’s Work here is open, honest and at times hard. I sincerely think this book can be of help to many. Check it out.
JT-Georgia