|'The Day The Country Died' - A History of Anarcho Punk 1980 - 1984 by Ian Glasper|
Day The Country Died' is the long-awaited follow-up to Ian Glasper's successful
'Burning Britain' book, and sees the author exploring in minute detail the
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 so, totally prepared to risk their liberty
to communicate the ideals they believed in so passionately. With Crass and
The Poison Girls opening the floodgates, the arrival of bands such as Flux
Of Pink Indians, The Mob etc heralded a brand new age of honesty and integrity
in underground music.
It was a time when punk stopped being merely a radical fashion statement, and became a force for real social change; a genuine revolutionary movement, driven by some of the most challenging noises ever committed to tape. Anarchy, as regards punk rock, no longer meant 'cash from chaos', it meant 'freedom, peace and unity'. Anarcho-punk took the rebellion inherent in punk from Day One to a whole new level of personal awareness. All the scene's biggest names, and most of the smaller ones, are comprehensively covered with brand new, exclusive interviews and hundreds of previously unseen photographs. 'The Day The Country Died' is the perfect companion piece to 'Burning Britain' for anyone even remotely interested in the UK punk scene.
Day The Country Died' - A History of Anarcho Punk 1980 - 1984
Cherry Red (November 30th 2006)