ARMED WITH ANGER
[Punk UK - 1990s]
Following on from his successful trilogy of books about the UK's underground punk scene of the Eighties, Ian Glasper's 'Armed With Anger: How UK Punk Survived The Nineties' is the fourth and final book, this time focusing on the much-maligned period of the Nineties. Armed With Anger examines almost a hundred bands, allowing them to tell their own stories in their own words, and is brimming with previously unseen photographs and long-thought-lost gig flyers. The many disparate sub-genres of the scene are all minutely examined; from old school punk rock through pop-punk, ska-punk, raging hardcore, militant straightedge, metalcore and even love-it-or-hate-it emocore, the leading lights of all these styles (and many more, of course), reveal their warts 'n' all stories with honesty and conviction. And, as well as the music, 'Armed With Anger...' also ponders the importance of sincere politics, underground fanzines and DIY labels, standing by your friends and never betraying your roots.
Cherry Red Books (2012) 700 p. 16 x 24 cm - In English