Because You’re a Good Parent, You’ll Want to Buy This Punk Rock Book for Your Kid

I don’t have kids but if I did, I’d spend an awful lot of time teaching them about music. Why are the Beatles so important? Here’s why you need to understand hte R&B of the 50s and 60s. Listen to the way Jimmy page produced John Bonham’s drum sound. Kurt’s still dead, but he’s still a big deal. And so forth.

I’d also spend a lot of time inculcating the kid(s) about the glories of punk music. This can be a dicey proposition–not all punk is suitable for young skulls full of delicate mush–but at least there’s now a book on the subject.

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The book is wonderfully illustrated by Play-Doh sculptures that make learning fun. See?

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Read more at Dangerous Minds. And if this is your thing, check out What Every Child Needs to Know About Punk Rock.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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