HERE COME THE NEW PUNK - UK STREET PUNK 79+

HERE COME THE NEW PUNK - UK STREET PUNK 79+

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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BRITISH OI!, STREETPUNK, REAL PUNK, AND ASSOCIATED BACK STREET HEROES.

HERE COMES THE NEW PUNK - THE OI! BOOK

A book on the British Oi! and streetpunk scene and bands from the late 70's onwards. Packed with band biographies, discographies, info on bands that fell through the cracks of history and hundreds of photos.
Here Comes The New Punk is a long overdue printed extravaganza of UK Oi! and streetpunk, covered in such depth that both Moby Dick and Linda Lovelace would be equally proud.

Presenting a near A-Z (from ABH to The Warriors) of what, at the time in England, was called "the new punk" movement which came to prominence after punk's first wave had gone septic, the book contains detailed biographies and complete discographies (including re-issues) of over 100 bands. 
The book attempts to be as unbiased politically as possible when dealing with new punk and Oi!, that had many new political and social facets attached to a violent soundtrack. With the likes of The Oppressed and Skrewdriver given equal consideration, and The Ovaltinees and Oi Polloi also viewed as important independent inclusions.

The likes of The Business, Cock Sparrer, Cockney Rejects and the 4 Skins are all covered in great detail with several pages being allocated to each, as are such similarly important names as Red Alert, Section 5 and Splodge, but the subject matter also includes many short lived bands and those with a fleeting but albeit important connection to the movement.

Other content includes detailed section on the 30 or so Oi! compilations and important labels such as Secret, No Future, Hammer and Helen of Oi!; chapters on Oi!'s overseas development in the 80s and early 90s; a lengthy introductory section which looks at the background and lead up to Oi! and new punk via 60s skinheads, 70s bootboys, and music halls of the early 20th century; and a sideways glance at later stuff such as ranting poetry, casual culture and punk nostalgia.

With a somewhat surprising ending with an assorted collection of images from Manchester early rave scene and the infamous Hacienda and more.

Oi to the World, Enjoy kids

360 pages

9"x12"

b/w digital

Made in England. British import