Mar 6, 2013

Punk+, a new book from Sheila Rock

First Third Books, who did a wonderful job with the pricey but sexy book on Felt, have announced a new title. Punk+ is a collection of the wonderful work of long time music photographer, Sheila Rock.

As Louder Than War reports, "Punk+ chronicles both the designer and street styles that emerged between 1976-9, styles that had such an effect on fashion, society and politics, including Vivienne Westwood’s shop SEX as well as BOY, Robot and Acme Attractions. It is a fascinating insight into one of the most influential transformations of music and celebrates the scenesters who were the punk audience, and the designers that clothed the movement. As Paul Simonon (The Clash) comments: “This book is a great photographic record of a major shift in British street fashion”.

Sheila’s conversations with Chrissie Hynde, Tony James, Don Letts, Jeanette Lee, Glen Matlock, Chris Salewicz, Jon Savage, Steven Severin, Paul Simonon, Jah Wobble and more, provide an illuminating commentary on the punk phenomenon. As she observes “Punk was all about changing and surviving”.

Two editions (deluxe & regular) are now available for pre-order directly from the publisher.

1 comment:

HLC said...

I stopped reading "punk" books about 5 years ago, the nostalgic aspect just got to be a bit much - it seems we were going to behave much like our hippie predecessors and spend the rest of our lives recalling what bold iconoclasts we were while the younger generation numbly tolerates our anecdotes while there accomplices steal stuff from our cars. But by focusing on the aesthetics of the whole mess, well, this shit may be worth reading.

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