More Fun In The New World by John Doe

More Fun In The New World

Sequel to Grammy-nominated bestseller Under the Big Black Sun, continuing the up-close and personal account of the L.A. punk scene, with 50 rare photosPicking up where Under the Big Black Sun left off, More Fun in the New World explores the years 1982 to 1987, covering the dizzying pinnacle of L.A.'s punk rock movement as its stars took to the national -- and often international -- stage. Detailing the eventual splintering of punk into various su...

Details More Fun In The New World

TitleMore Fun In The New World
Release DateJun 4th, 2019
PublisherDa Capo Press/Perseus Books, LLC
GenreMusic, Nonfiction, Audiobook, History, Punk

Reviews More Fun In The New World

  • Joseph Spuckler
    I moved, or more appropriately had military orders, to Camp Pendleton in 1982. This southern California Marine Corps base was my chance to experience the world whereThe Doors had lived and played in. Instead Oceanside, California and Los Angles were in full punk swing, and The Doors were a cultural has been. Safety pins, giant mohawks, and kids trading patches were the in thing. Weekend mornings one would find plenty of passed out punks on the be...
  • Brenda Perlin
    More Fun In The New World “Seeds were thrown, for sure. What was essentially hiding in the shadows moved from a whisper to a scream.”Tom DeSavia’s opening to More Fun In The New World, “We’re Having Much More Fun” is brilliant. And so is his voice on the audio book. I’d actually been reading the book while listening to the audiobook version simultaneously. Full impact!“Mosh Pit Ubuists” by Tim Robbins is such a treat as a reader...
  • Quentin Montemayor
    *audiobook review* As with anything beginnings are always better than ends. That extends to the L.A. punk scene. What’s interesting about this book is that it really documents the progression of where things went. Sometimes it’s really bizarre to see the connection with bands like Lone Justice. Jack Grisham’s chapter was poignant and sad. Rollins was great as always. Stories seems to just tumble out of him end over end. While I think the la...
  • Jay Gabler
    This was never going to be a simple story; and the authors aren't looking to simplify it. As the '70s bled into the '80s, life for the stars of Penelope Spheeris's era-defining 1981 documentary The Decline of Western Civilization — bands like X, Black Flag, and Circle Jerks — was a mix of agony and ecstasy. They saw their L.A. scene evolve and transform, and one way to tell the story is that "hair metal won the L.A. Sunset Strip war."I review...
  • Jim
    A continuation of 2016’s Under the Big Black Sun, More Fun in the New World follows a similar structure as its predecessor. This time around, the focus is on what happened to the scene from 82-87, who the important bands were (and how they succeeded or failed) and the influence they had on other musicians in multiple genres, film, writing and even sports. More Fun in the New World does an excellent job connecting the themes laid out in the firs...
  • Laura
    This is a follow up to Under The Big Black Sun, and is also essays by Punk Rockers from the 80s L.A. scene, read by the artists in this audiobook. This one included a few people singing their songs acapella and some interviews, and also artists from other mediums from the time. It's a terrific way to learn about a time in music and culture, they're all really entertaining.
  • Joseph Norton
    Exceptional! I cannot say enough about this book. Just like its predecessor 'Under the Big Black Sun', an incredibly well done, informative and thoroughly entertaining read!
  • Steve
    I recommend this to anyone who likes west coast punk/roots music