A world full of smackheads and thugs and benders and vile performance art brats and people who by most accepted metrics were basically talentless - some of them made some of the most exciting music the planet has been graced with to date.»
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domino releases 'black hole,' a compilation celebrating the first wave of california punk that briefly flourished between 1976 and 1980, compiled by esteemed writer jon savage. this compilation contains ideas, anti-establishment rants, sharp comments about the world, attempts at transcendence and plenty of savage wit. featuring screamers, the bags, dils, crime, the dead kennedys, the germs, x, middle class, avengers and the zeros amongst others, the collection of tracks on this album sound as fresh as the day they were recorded. jon savage is a leading uk based writer and cultural historian. he has written widely for british and american newspapers and magazines on music, pop culture and social history. his book 'england's dreaming: sex pistols and punk rock' (1993) won the ralph j gleason book award and his most recent book, 'teenage: the creation of youth 1875 - 1945', was published to great acclaim. his film and television credits include the bafta award-winning documentary the brian epstein story (1998) and joy division (2007), a history of group, time and place.
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