SMASHING IT UP A DECADE OF CHAOS WITH THE DAMNED BY KIERON TYLERSKU: BK-69 BOOK SMASHING IT UP
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Smashing It Up: A Decade of Chaos with the Damned
Britain’s first in producing a punk single and first to perform in the US. Smashing it Up: A Decade of Chaos with the Damned is the story of the band that more or less got the punk movement rolling in the UK.
From rank outsiders to pop stardom a decade later, the Damned blazed an anarchic trail through punk rock to achieve massive chart success. A beacon for the Sex Pistols and The Clash to follow, they flung down the musical gauntlet in 1976 with Britain’s first punk single ‘New Rose’.
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.