Author Matt Worley, Steve Ignorant (ex-Crass & author of 'References') and Cathi Unsworth, will all be in-store at Rough Trade East for a special in-conversation discussing new book 'No Future: Punk, Politics and British Youth Culture'.
7.00pm On-stage In-conversation + Audience Questions // 8.00pm Book Signing + Tim Wells DJ set // 9.00pm close.
Or purchase either book on the night of this event, and get your copy signed by the author.
'No Future' by Matt Worley:
No Feelings’, ‘No Fun’, ‘No Future’. The years 1976–84 saw punk emerge and evolve as a fashion, a musical form, an attitude and an aesthetic. Against a backdrop of social fragmentation, violence, high unemployment and socio-economic change, punk rejuvenated and re-energised British youth culture, inserting marginal voices and political ideas into pop. Fanzines and independent labels flourished; an emphasis on doing it yourself enabled provincial scenes to form beyond London’s media glare. This was
the period of Rock Against Racism and benefit gigs for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and the striking miners. Matthew Worley charts the full spectrum of punk’s cultural development from the se Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks and Slits through the post-punk of Joy Division, the industrial culture of Throbbing Gristle and onto the 1980s diaspora
of anarcho-punk, Oi! and goth. He recaptures punk’s anarchic force as a medium through which the frustrated and the disaffected could REJECT, REVOLT and RE-INVENT.
‘A clear and engaged account of a complex and vexed topic.’
'References' by Steve Ignorant
If you ever wanted to know how / why or what inspired Steve to write his lyrics than this is the book for you.
In conversation with Matthew Worley (‘old’ punk, professor and author himself) Steve is talking about his lyrics and stories around them.
The book contains Steve’s lyrics and also features original lyrics, photographs and images from personal collection.
With a foreword from The Shend of the Cravats and blurb by Jason Williamson from Sleaford Mods, you can either read every single word or just flick through it. It is a great book.
Self published under the name Dimlo Productions, 160 pages, landscape paperbook 230mm x 155mm x 15mm book.