THE ANARCHY TOUR BY MICK O’SHEA

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The Anarchy Tour

The Anarchy Tour by Mick O’Shea is an account of the 1976 tour with the Sex Pistols, The Heartbreakers, The Clash and The Damned. A plus line up all on-board for the Anarchy Tour. Mick O’Shea has interviewed members of the bands involved, managers, roadies and audience members to tell the story of why this was such an important tour. He explains why many local councils banned the tour resulting in only seven out of a scheduled twenty gigs taking place. One London councillor stated: Most of these groups would be vastly improved by sudden death The book is also an examination of punk rock s impact on the nation in the Seventies. Illustrated throughout with rare photographs and memorabilia.

If you’re interested in the Sex Pistols, we also recommend: The Bollocks: A Photo Essay of the Sex Pistols by Kevin Cummins and Sex Pistols: The End is Near by Kevin Cummins


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.

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