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Green Day Revealed Unofficial Guide to an Awesome Punk Rock Band by Ian Shirley, John Holmstrom

Green Day Revealed Unofficial Guide to an Awesome Punk Rock Band


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Green Day Revealed Unofficial Guide to an Awesome Punk Rock Band by Ian Shirley, John Holmstrom

Formed in 1987, Green Day helped to revive mainstream interest in punk rock with 1994's major-label debut Dookie, which to date has sold over 16 million copies worldwide. Following on from the successful Revealed titles on the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Beatles and The Who, this new, glossy, visually stimulating coffee-table book is organized chronologically and covers all the major events in Green Day's still vibrant career, accompanied by revealing and evocative images of the band -from the early days to American Idiot's appearance on Broadway.

About the Author

John Holmstrom: In 1975 John Holmstrom founded Punk magazine. Its hand-lettered graphics inspired many other fanzines, launched the punk rock movement and helped create `Punk Art', a short-lived movement that inspired the East Village art scene a few years later. Holmstrom later started the comic 'zines Comical Funnies and Stop! and designed posters, t-shirts as well as record, book and CD covers, and contributed to dozens of publications such as Bananas, High Times and Heavy Metal. He's currently working on The Best of Punk Magazine for Harper Books. Ian Shirley lived and pogoed his way through British punk rock and has been buying records and watching bands ever since. He is an experienced music journalist whose feature work and reviews appear in respected magazines such as Record Collector and Goldmine. He was written the biographies of Bauhaus and The Residents as well as the definitive tome on the links between comics and music: Can Rock And Roll Save The World, and contributed to Flame Tree's The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock. He is currently the editor of Record Collector's Rare Record Price Guide.

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Book Info

Publication date

31st October 2011


Ian Shirley, John Holmstrom

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Flame Tree Publishing


192 pages


Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups
Punk, New Wave & Indie



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