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January 13, 2021 at 9:03 am

The Nation Reviews Mattson Book on Punk Rock

Dr. Kevin Mattson with his new book on punk rock.

Dr. Kevin Mattson with his new book on punk rock.

The Nation writer Samuel Zipp reviews Dr. Kevin Mattson’s xxx in an article headlined The Ethical Commitment to Be a Punk.

Mattson’s book begins and ends with Cobain’s death, but it’s really a kind of coda to the larger story he hopes to tell. It’s an indicator of the stakes of his fundamental argument: the little-understood punk rock world that nurtured Cobain was at the heart of a generation’s attempt to create an ethics, a politics, and a culture to counteract the brazen commercial sheen of the neoliberal Reagan era ’80s.

Read Zipp’s piece at The Nation.

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