Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout

Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout Author Laura Jane Grace
ISBN-10 0316264377
ISBN-13 9780316264372
Year 2017-08-29
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Hachette Books
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ONE OF BILLBOARD S 100 GREATEST MUSIC BOOKS OF ALL TIME The provocative transgender advocate and lead singer of the punk rock band Against Me provides a searing account of her search for identity and her true self It began in a bedroom in Naples Florida when a misbehaving punk teenager named Tom Gabel armed with nothing but an acoustic guitar and a headful of anarchist politics landed on a riff Gabel formed Against Me and rocketed the band from its scrappy beginnings banging on a drum kit made of pickle buckets to a major label powerhouse that critics have called this generation s The Clash Since its inception in 1997 Against Me has been one of punk s most influential modern bands but also one of its most divisive With every notch the four piece climbed in their career they gained new fans while infuriating their old ones They suffered legal woes a revolving door of drummers and a horde of angry militant punks who called them sellouts and tried to sabotage their shows at every turn But underneath the public turmoil something much greater occupied Gabel a secret kept for 30 years only acknowledged in the scrawled out pages of personal journals and hidden in lyrics Through a troubled childhood delinquency and struggles with drugs Gabel was on a punishing search for identity Not until May of 2012 did a Rolling Stone profile finally reveal it Gabel is a transsexual and would from then on be living as a woman under the name Laura Jane Grace Tranny is the intimate story of Against Me s enigmatic founder weaving the narrative of the band s history as well as Grace s with dozens of never before seen entries from the piles of journals Grace kept More than a typical music memoir about sex drugs and rock n roll although it certainly has plenty of that Tranny is an inside look at one of the most remarkable stories in the history of rock

Kill Me Loudly

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ISBN-10 0804140464
Release 2015-01
Pages 320

Tranny

Tranny Author Laura Jane Grace
ISBN-10 9780316264389
Release 2016-11-15
Pages 320