Just finished Please Kill Me. As far as getting a center on punk and who was involved during a particular time period, this helped a lot, at least for the New York scene. Now I need to find a book on the West Coast scene, so I can get a fell for the whole SST thing and stuff.
Also, I know that no book is complete, but I was sort of bummed that Please Kill Me sort of brushed over the punk orbital bands like Blondie (which it covers a little), Devo, and the Talking Heads. Basically I’m really curious to know if bands like the Talking Heads were considered punk. They end up on a lot of punk lists, they seem to be influenced by some of the same bands, but they have a different demeanor on stage (at least I think, though Devo seems very punk to me), so I don’t know.