|Buzzcocks by Sheila Rock|
PUNK+ chronicles both designer and street styles between 1976-9 that had such an effect on fashion, society and politics, including Vivienne Westwood’s shop SEX as well as BOY, Robot and Acme Attractions. It is a fascinating insight into one of the most influential transformations of music and celebrates the scenesters who were the punk audience, and the designers that clothed the movement. As Paul Simonon (The Clash) comments: "This book is a great photographic record of a major shift in British street fashion". Sheila’s conversations with Chrissie Hynde, Tony James, Don Letts, Jeanette Lee, Glen Matlock, Chris Salewicz, Jon Savage, Steven Severin, Paul Simonon, Jah Wobble and more, provide an illuminating commentary on the punk phenomenon. As she observes "Punk was all about changing and surviving". All books are numbered and signed and feature 199 full colour and black and white photos from Sheila Rock's personal archive. The foreward is written by Nick Logan the Editor of The Face magazine and there are captions and quotes from a host of Punk Rock luminaries including Paul Simonon, Chrissie Hynde, Jah Wobble, Don Letts, Chris Salewicz, Glen Matlock and Rob Symmons from The Subway Sect.
|Subway Sect by Sheila Rock|
FirstThird Books is an independent publishing company specialising in high quality music photobooks and PUNK+ is Limited to 2000 numbered and signed books, including 300 deluxe versions exclusively available through the FirstThird Books website. PUNK+ is the second in a series of limited edition titles, following the soon to be sold-out book on the legendary Indie icons Felt. This book features some excellent early Felt photographs by Retro Man Blog's Paul Slattery.
All photos are copyright Sheila Rock & used with permission.
With many thanks to Lee at [stop] Press and Janet at FirstThird Books.