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Punk's Silver Jubilee: So bored with the USA?: reflections on a transatlantic divide

by Simon Warner

18 October 2001

 
 

Bibliography

Bowman, David. 2001. Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa: The Adventures of Talking Heads in the 20th Century. London: Bloomsbury.

Coon, Caroline. 1977. 1988: The New Wave Punk Rock Explosion. London: Omnibus.

Gambaccini, Paul, Tim Rice and Jonathan Rice. 1993. Guinness British Hit Singles 9. Guinness Publishing.

Heylin, Clinton. 1993. From the Velvets to the Voidoids: A Pre-Punk History for a Post-Punk World. London: Penguin.

McNeil, Legs and Gillian McCain. 2000. Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk. London: Abacus.

Salewicz, Chris and Adrian Boot. 1996. Punk: The Illustrated History of a Music Revolution. London: Penguin.

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Shuker, Roy. 1998. Key Concepts in Popular Music. London: Routledge.

Street, John. 1997. Politics and Popular Culture. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Thompson, Ben. 1996. “Why this is Hell, and I’m out of it” in the Independent on Sunday, October 20th.

Warner, Simon. 1996. Rockspeak: The Language of Rock and Pop. London: Blandford.

Whitburn, Joel. 1983. The Billboard Book of US Top 40 Hits. Guinness Superlatives.

Discography

The Clash. 1977. “I’m So Bored with the USA” from the LP The Clash CBS 82000.

The Sex Pistols. 1976. “Anarchy in the UK”. 7” single EMI 2566.

Table of Statistics

Singles chart entries (Top 40) by key punk acts 1976-1980

Note: Number of entries to Top 40 (Years of entries to Top 40)

UK US
Talking Heads 0 1
(78)
The Ramones 6
(77/77/78/79/80/80)
0
Television 3
(77/77/78)
0
Blondie 11
(78/78/78/78/ 79/79/79/79/ 80/80/80)
6
(79/79/79/ 80/80/80)
The Clash 10
(77/77/ 78/78/78/ 79/79/79/ 80/80)
1
(80)
The Sex Pistols 10
(76/ 77/77/77/ 78/ 79/79/79/79/ 80)
0
The Damned 4
(79/79/79/80)
0
The Jam 17
(77/77/77/ 78/78/78/ 79/79/79/ 80/80/80/ 80/80/80/80/80)
0
TOTAL 61 8

Statistical sources:

Gambaccini, Paul, Tim Rice and Jonathan Rice. 1993. Guinness British Hit Singles 9. Guinness Publishing

Whitburn, Joel. 1983. The Billboard Book of US Top 40 Hits. Guinness Superlatives.

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