London: Pluto Press, 1978. First edition. 8vo (5 x 7 ¾ in.) in wraps. 96 pp. Good condition, with some wear to spine including a small tear and creases on covers. Item #4215
Rock critics Julie Burchill and Tony Parsons set out to achieve exactly what the title suggests--to declare rock and roll dead, killed by self-indulgence and masquerading. The result is a near 100-page manifesto filled with snark and biting criticism which provides a thorough, albeit highly pessimistic view into the 1977 punk and rock and roll scene.