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- Cherry Red Books 2011; US$ 10.94
The Specials turned the world of pop music on it's head in the late 1970's, fusing their multi cultural and West Indian tinged rhythms with a punk aesthetic which has endured to this day. One of the key bands of any time and place, their legacy endures, as evidenced by the popularity of their recent reformation. "You're Wondering Now", written by... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2011; US$ 16.95
Bring the Noise weaves together interviews, reviews, essays, and features to create a critical history of the last twenty years of pop culture, juxtaposing the voices of many of rock and hip hop?s most provocative artists?Morrissey, Public Enemy, The Beastie Boys, The Stone Roses, P.J. Harvey, Radiohead?with Reynolds?s own passionate analysis. With... more...
- ECW Press 2011; US$ 13.95
This gritty chronicle illustrates the emergence of punk rock in Toronto for the first time. The visionary bands that brought the original scene to life?and who still maintain loyal fans across North America?are documented in detail, from the Diodes, Viletones, and Teenage Head to the B-Girls, Forgotten Rebels, Johnny & the G-Rays, and more. Full... more...
- Cherry Red Books 2010; US$ 14.99
Against the backdrop of the demise of punk, social unrest, and the coming to power of Margaret Thatcher, the Specials burst onto the scene with their unique brand of music in 1979—sweeping up the nation's youth with their edgy, politically charged message and iconic 2 Tone branding. Thirty years later, as the band celebrate their anniversary with... more...
- Intellect 2011; US$ 10.00
Humor, as much as any other trait, defines British cultural identity. It is crucial in the English sense of nation, argues humor scholar Andy Medhurst; To be properly English you must have a sense of humor, opines historian Antony Easthope. Author Zadie Smith perceives British humor as a national coping mechanism, stating, You... more...
- Cherry Red Books 2012; US$ 13.13
In 1976 music changed forever with the arrival of a self-empowering alternative to the bloated, sterile rock music of the day. From Cardiff to Caithness, from Portrush to Plymouth, bands promoted their own gigs, designed their own artwork and organised their own pressing and distribution. This exhaustive book, based on over 200 interviews with the... more...
- Cherry Red Books 2012; US$ 13.13
Following on from his successful trilogy of books about the UK?s underground punk scene of the Eighties, Ian Glasper?s ?Armed With Anger: How UK Punk Survived The Nineties? is the fourth and final book in this well-received, critically-acclaimed series, this time focusing on the much-maligned period of the Nineties. Thought by many to be an absolute... more...
- Cherry Red Books 2012; US$ 10.94
The Day The Country Died' is the long-awaited follow-up to Ian Glasper's successful 'Burning Britain', and sees the author exploring in minute detail the obscure, esoteric, UK anarcho-punk scene of the early Eighties. If the bands in 'Burning Britain' were loud, political and uncompromising, those examined in 'The Day The Country Died' were even more... more...
- Cherry Red Books 2007; US$ 11.99
If the bands in Burning Britain were loud, political, and uncompromising, those examined in Ian Glasper's new book were even more so. With Crass and Poison Girls opening the floodgates, the arrival of bands like Zoundz, Flux of Pink Indians, Conflict, Subhumans, Dirt, The Mob, Omega Tribe, and Icons of Filth heralded a new age of honesty and integrity... more...