Dead Straight Pocket Guide to Punk

Dead Straight Pocket Guide to Punk

By Mick O'Shea

RRP: £9.99

binding: paperback
isbn: 978 1 9127 3390 3

page size: 198 x 129 mm
extent: 224 pages
illustration: Fully illustrated 

Publication date: March 1, 2019

The punk movement created a revolution in the music industry with its anarchic approach and DIY ethos. It was the antidote to a bloated record business that had become moribund and prog bands which had become hugely self indulgent. Punk grew out of the politics of the Seventies in the UK and from bands like Dr Feelgood. With the Sex Pistols as torch bearers the movement provoked strong reactions amongst music fans and industry alike. The first wave of punk was reasonably short-lived but many of the bands continued. But punk has never gone away and there is a whole new generation listening to the likes of The Damned, The Buzzcocks, X-Ray Specs, Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Clash as well as a continuing stream of punk bands.