John Doe of X and Tom DeSavia Talk Punk’s Impact, New Book Out Now

John Doe at Brouwerij West - Photo © 2017 Donna Balancia

By DONNA BALANCIA

John Doe of X and writer Tom DeSavia have been making the rounds to discuss their new book “More Fun In The New World: The Unmaking and Legacy of L.A. Punk.” 

The book came out in June. 

Doe’s other project at the moment is the remake of the noir thriller “DOA. DeSavia and Doe were joined at The Grammy Museum by professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, Charlotte Caffey of the Go-Go’s and Pleasant Gehman.

“More Fun In The New World: The Unmaking and Legacy of L.A. Punk” is the sequel to the Grammy-nominated bestseller audiobook “Under the Big Black Sun.” 

More Fun in the New World – John Doe Tom DeSavia

The latest installment of the Doe and DeSavia work continues the personal account of the L.A. punk scene with 50 photos, and captures the movement from the viewpoint of some non-musicians as well, but those with punk attitude all the same.

Check out John Doe and Exene at Brouwerij 

“More Fun” explores the years 1982 to 1987, covering the latter stages of L.A.’s punk rock movement.

Those who contributed to the work include musicians Henry Rollins; Angelo Moore and Norwood Fisher of Fishbone; Billy Zoom; Mike Ness; Jane Wiedlin; Keith Morris; Dave Alvin; Louie Pérez; Charlotte Caffey; Peter Case; Chip Kinman; Maria McKee and Jack Grisham, among others. 

John Doe on stage at Brouwerij – Photo © 2017 by Donna Balancia

Shepard Fairey, filmmaker Allison Anders, actor Tim Robbins, and skateboarder Hawk each contribute chapters on the period’s influence on the artistic spirit. 

The audiobook version of “More Fun” is also released via Penguin Random House Audio today.

The Largo event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available here.

X – “Breathless” on Letterman (1983):