Brad Pitt's Dog

Brad Pitt's Dog

Essays on Fame, Death, Punk

A Punch and Judy show of intellectual diaspora making mincemeat of some pop culture sacred cows


The first book of essays by a long-time renowned chronicler of underground culture. Johan Kugelberg's book on the early history of hip hop won the NYPL books for the teen age award 2008 and his book on the Velvet Underground won the Foreword silver medal for music 2010. The way this book mashes up lo-bro and hi-bro is readable, funny and thought-provoking, and also downright provoking. Johan Kugelberg's essays on punk, style and pop culture have entertained readers of international publications including Dazed and Confused, Another Man, Ugly Things, Perfect Sound Forever, Spin, Raygun and Fact over the last couple of decades.


I laughed out loud five times. ~ Bob Stanley

An eclectic assembly of perspectives from one of our more singular sockets, it may increase the readers bandwidth in quite unexpected ways.


~ William Gibson

Johan Kugelberg
Johan Kugelberg "You have worked a lot on your own, haven't you ?" "Yes, sir. I have." "Your report specifies the authorship of articles and books, t...

Fear of Music

Why People Get Rothko But Don't Get Stockhausen

David Stubbs

Rebel Rebel

All the songs of David Bowie from '64 to '76

Chris O'Leary


Pop-cultural wars on class and gender

Rhian E. Jones

Resilience & Melancholy

pop music, feminism, neoliberalism

Robin James


Identity, Status, Structure and The Stranglers

Phil Knight

Punk Is Dead: Modernity Killed Every Night

Andrew Gallix
Richard Cabut

Colloquium: Sound Art and Music

Thomas Gardner
Salomé Voegelin

Dead People

Morgan Meis
Stefany Anne Golberg

Anatomy of Thought-Fiction

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Joanna Demers