RIPPED AND TORN BY TONY DRAYTONSKU: BK-298 BOOK RIPPED AND TORN
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Ripped and Torn
We are honoured to be stocking this great book that chronicles the punk zine, Ripped and Torn by Tony Drayton. Ripped and Torn issue 1 was produced in Cumberland and the final issue from a squatted London pub in 1979.
Ripped and Torn by Tony Drayton is a great insight into the punk scene as it happened and a master class in the creation of a zine. The book has all 17 issues of the zine page by page and a great conversation between Tony and Thurston Moore.
Punk had burst onto the scene with its aggressive raw energy, confrontational lyrics and rhythm guitars spewing out arrangements that were just unorthodox. It was that moment of revolutionary art, overturning what had gone before.
Our vast selection of Punk books reflects the importance of that subculture from the early 1970’s in New York, through London, The US West Coast, Riot Grrrl through to the current day. The curated selection includes the photography of Dennis Morris, Kevin Cummins, Sheila Rock and Janette Beckman, biographies of The Undertones, a history of The Roxy club and a good selection of women in Punk including Poly Styrene, Patti Smith, Jordan and Kim Gordon.