LONDON'S BURNING: TRUE ADVENTURES ON THE FRONT LINES OF PUNK 1976-1977
True adventures on the front line of punk 1976-77...London's Burning is the story of punk rock as it happened, stripped of hindsight and future legend, and laid bare. Here are the Damned and the Adverts on tour, the Sex Pistols swearing through their prime- time television debut, the Tom Robinson Band conducting a club full of skinheads through the anthem Glad to Be Gay, rioting Rastas running through the carnage that closed the Notting Hill Carnival, Sid Vicious arguing about which was David Bowie's best song. At the same time, it is a personal story of a confused but dedicated sixteen- year- old looking not just for kicks and great music, but for a cultural revolution - and finding one in his back yard. A little art (b&w). "How does Dave Thompson know more about the bands than they can remember themselves? His sheer love of music... Fircely accurate and detailed, but with a sense of love and nostalgia to put it all in context, here is a book that puts the humanity back into punk rock." TV Smith, The Avderts. "Of everything I've read on punk rock, London's Burning paints the truest portrait of the time." Cherry Vanilla.
Chicago Reviews Press 328 p. 15 x 23 cm