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- 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...
- Cherry Red Books 2013; US$ 15.99
The fourth installment in Ian Glasper's legendary journey into the heart of UK punk and hardcore explores the punk underground's transformation as the gritty 1980s gave way to the 1990s Glasper leaves no stone unturned when exploring the inspirations and motivations that drove the acts of this overlooked era of punk. From Therapy?, Understand,... more...
- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 79.99
Screaming for Change examines the ideology of punk rock. Previous work enlightened our understanding of the genre of punk without uncovering, ultimately, what punk asks us to do and believe. This study proposes that punk should be understood as a way of seeing the world, as a way of reasoning, or, essentially, as a philosophy on its own terms. more...
- Garrett County Press 2012; US$ 9.99
Capitol Contingency chronicles a unique time in a uniquely vibrant music scene: Washington, D.C., 1991-1999. Punk was broken; the Internet had yet to engulf society; the major label compact disc marketing system was in its greatest -- and final -- era of dominance before its file-sharing-imposed collapse. And the nation's capital, already ground zero... more...