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It takes a punker to write one of the definitive books on punk rock that exploded on the music scene in the mid-1970s before fragmenting into niches like Oi, Hardcore and Two Tone.  John Robb (The Membranes) has written such book, “Punk Rock: An Oral History.”  Rob who grew up with punk rock and formed his own DIY band/label interviewed over 150 individuals who helped give birth to one of the greatest upheavals in music industry history.  Among the many participants include John Lydon (Sex Pistols/PiL), Siouxsie Sioux (Siouxsie & The Banshees), Poly Styrene (X-Ray Specs), Mick Jones (Clash/Big Audio Dynamite), Chryssie Hynde (Pretenders), Billy Bragg, Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) and Henry Rollins on through band members from Joy Division, Buzzcocks, The Damned, Killing Joke, The Stranglers, The Slits, Selecter, UK Subs, Sham 69, Cockney Rejects, The Saints, Stiff Little Fingers, The Adverts, Wire, The Undertones, Chelsea, The Beat, The Specials and Angelic Upstarts, among many others. 

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