Clinton Heylin is the author of Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades Revisited, Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions, Bootleg: The Secret History of the Other Recording Industry, Can You Feel the Silence: Van Morrison, The Da Capo Book of Rock & Roll Writing, and No More Sad Refrains: The Life and Times of Sandy Denny.
"No other book...I've encountered succeeded so well in accurately
bringing the period to life...lifted me back in time." --Richard
Hell, Television and Richard Hell and the Voidoids
"One of the most detailed histories of New York's artsy punk scene." --Library Journal
"This engaging & informative history tells you all you'll ever need to know about the birth of American Punk Rock." --Trakmarx.com
"To [answer] the question of...exactly what kind of music punk rock was, you have to resort to...[this book]." --Robert Christgau, The New York Times
"[Heylin] sorts the conflicts and conflagrations with a critic's eye and a fan's heart." --Lenny Kaye, guitarist and collaborator, Patti Smith Group