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Published on October 8th, 2015 | by Alan Cross

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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.




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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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