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1977
Back on this day 25 years ago..........WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 28th 1977
1977
DATE INDEX
Punk was so big by now that December 1977 saw the first trickle of solely punk orientated books starting to hit the shelves. Here are probably the first two of an avalanche of punktuated print that was thrown our way over the next 25 years. Both authors are female, but more importantly both worth checking out for different reasons.
1988 - (Dont Care collection)
1988 THE NEW WAVE PUNK ROCK EXPLOSION' by Caroline Coon
(Wyndham £1.95)
The how and why of the rise of the new wave by Caroline Coon who's seen more than a few rock trends come and go and was among the first to pick up on this one. Not surprisingly, the book's better on the early days than the recent developments (it's hard enough for a weekly paper to keep up with the changes at the moment). You'll find the first Mont De Marson Festival, the Pistols, Damned, Clash, Stranglers and the Slits but no Jam. Observant and readable without being pretentious.
Punk - Pic courtesy of Karl (Summer Of Hate website)
PUNK' edited by Julie Davis
(Millington £2.50)
Selections of new wave journalism from a variety of writers (including our own Jane Suck) many of whom have their own fanzines. Almost every band that has made any impact is included although it's aimed more at the dedicated followers than the dilletantes. The writing is often as interesting as the bands themselves.

Top Rank, Birmingham

THE ADVERTS
Dingwalls, London

THE DICTATORS
Anderson Theatre New York

Students Union, Belfast

ALBERTOS Y LOST TRIOS PARANOIAS
Marquee, London

BETHNAL
Babarellas, Birmingham

Pegasus, London

THE CRABS
Electric Circus, Manchester

THOSE NAUGHTY LUMPS
Havanna Club, Liverpool
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