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Heebie-Jeebies at CBGB's A Secret History of Jewish Punk

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ISBN-10: 1556527616

ISBN-13: 9781556527616

Edition: N/A

Authors: Steven Lee Beeber

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Based in part on the recent interviews with more than 125 people--among them Tommy Ramone, Chris Stein (Blondie), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), Hilly Kristal (CBGBs owner), and John Zorn--this book focuses on punk's beginnings in New York City to show that punk was the most Jewish of rock movements, in both makeup and attitude. As it originated in Manhattan's Lower East Side in the early 1970s, punk rock was the apotheosis of a Jewish cultural tradition that found its ultimate expression in the generation born after the Holocaust. Beginning with Lenny Bruce, "the patron saint of punk," and following pre-punk progenitors such as Lou Reed, Jonathan Richman, Suicide, and the Dictators, this…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Steven Lee Beeber has written for many publications, including" Bridge," "Conduit, Fiction, Heeb, Maxim, MOJO, The New York Times, The Paris Review,, Rain Taxi, "and" Spin," He is the editor of "Awake: A Reader for the Sleepless," an anthology featuring work by writers including Margaret Atwood, Aimee Bender, Joyce Carol Oates, and Davy Rothbart.

Introduction: The Punks Were Jewish?!
The Protocols of the Elders of Punk: Lenny Bruce: The Patron Saint of Jewish New York
The Punk Zeyde: Lou Reed: The Godfather of (Jewish) Punk
A Nice Jewish Boy: Danny Fields Begets the Shaman, the Misfit, and the Punk
Suicide Is Painful: Martin Rev and Alan Vega Bring the Jewish Streets Indoors
I'm Straight!: Jonathan Richman: Cool Nerd
The Ten Nuggets: Lenny Kaye and the Compilation of the Ten Punk Commandments
The Fiddler on the Bowery: Hilly Kristal Sets Up a DIY CBGB OMFUG
Juidos 'n' Decaf Italians: Irony, Blasphemy, and Jewish Shtick
A Jewish American Band: The Hebraic Foundations of the Ramones
Der Ubermensch!!!: Comic Books, Golems, and Super-Jews Christen Punk
A Jewish Hell: Richard Meyers Creates a Jewish Mother's Worst Nightmare
The Shiksa Goddess: Chris Stein Creates the First Punk Princess
Hotsy-Totsy Nazi Shatzes: Nazi Imagery and the Final Solution to the Final Solution
The New JAPS (Jewish American Punks): Jewish American Women and the Birth of Female Punk
Write Yiddish, Cast British: How England Stole Jewish Punk
A Post-Punk History of a Pre-Cool Jew World: How the Radical Jewish Culture Movement Took NY Punk Further Downtown
Epilogue: One of Us
Afterword: Seeing God
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