Like Punk Never Happened
New expanded edition
The definitive account of the first rise and fall of Boy George and Culture Club, and British pop music in the 1980s.
NEW EXPANDED EDITION, WITH A FOREWORD BY NEIL TENNANT
FEATURES A BONUS CHAPTER ON DURAN DURAN AND A NEW AFTERWORD
'Speaks from the centure of pop's beating heart.' DYLAN JONES
'Fascinating.' NEW YORK TIMES
'A controversial and honest account.' NME
'Music journalism at its best.' THE WORD
A story of money, sex, stardom, screaming fans and forgotten ideals, Like Punk Never Happened is Dave Rimmer's witty, authoritative, fast-moving and provocative insider account of the roller-coaster ride that was Boy George & Culture Club and the new '80s pop.
'Rimmer is among the most entertaining writers ever to pen a rock book.'
ROCK AND ROLL CONFIDENTIAL
'The funniest, smartest book I know about the connections between pop glitter and real-life human passion, the erotics of fandom, or the dirty details.'
ROB SHEFFIELD, author of Talking to Girls about Duran Duran
'As sharp a study of British pop as we'll get.'
SIMON FRITH, CITY LIMITS
About this Author
Dave Rimmer is a music journalist and critic, having contributed to magazines in the UK, USA and Germany, including Smash Hits, Q, MOJO, The Wire, Rolling Stone and The Face. He is the author of a number of books, including Like Punk Never Happened, Once Upon a Time in the East, and New Romantics: The Look.
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