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Treat Me Like Dirt: An Oral History of Punk in Toronto and Beyond 1977-1981

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Treat Me Like Dirt: An Oral History of Punk in Toronto and Beyond 1977-1981

Bongo Beat/ ECW Press, October 2011

From the publisher's website:

Treat Me Like Dirt captures the personalities that drove the original Toronto punk scene. This is the first book to document the histories of the Diodes, Viletones and Teenage Head, along with other bands (B-Girls, Curse, Demics, Dishes, Forgotten Rebels, Johnny & the G-Rays, the Mods, the Poles, Simply Saucer, the Ugly and more) and fans that brought the punk scene to life in Toronto. This book is a punk rock road map, full of chaos, betrayal, pain, disappointments, failure, success and the pure rock ’n’ roll energy that frames this layered history of punk in Toronto and beyond.