Like Punk Never Happened  by Dave Rimmer

Like Punk Never Happened by Dave Rimmer

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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