Days of Punk | BOOK GALLERY
October 6, 2022
Punked. In a Good Way - LOS ANGELES BUSINESS JOURNAL
Back in the day, punk rockers weren’t always the most welcomed guests in nice hotels. Flash forward to today, and a book about punk rockers is not only welcomed but a celebrated addition to the Kimpton La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood.
The hotel announced that celebrity photographer Michael Grecco’s book, “Punk, Post Punk, New Wave: Onstage, Backstage, In Your Face, 1978-1991,” will be placed in its guest suites. And the hotel is to host an event Sept. 19 from 6-9 p.m. during which the L.A.-based Grecco will sign books.
During punk’s heyday, Grecco hung out in clubs, saying he was touched by punk’s “infectious freedom.” The result was the book with 162 shots, a foreword by Fred Schneider of the B-52s and Grecco’s anecdotes about the musicians he photographed.