ANARCHY IN BRITAIN (FORWARD BY RICHARD JOBSON)
ANARCHY IN BRITAIN
The 1970ís in Britain were a time of huge change. With a backdrop of terrorism, violence, political discourse and social tension, it was inevitable that the music scene would also change and reflect what life was really like on the streets. By 1976, with the country also facing financial ruin, a musical sea change of epic proportions not seen since the birth of rock níroll two decades earlier descended on the UK. From the moment the Sex Pistols played their first gig in late í75, Britainís disillusioned youth had something to identify with. Anarchy In Britain is a portrayal of the times, the fashion and the course the music that shaped the tail end of the seventies. Anarchy In Britain features a vast collection of previously unpublished photos of many of the new wave acts that burst on the Scene: The Clash, The Damned, The Stranglers, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Sham 69, Penetration, 999, Sham 69, The Rezillos and of course Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious from the Sex Pistols are amongst the hundreds of images littered throughout the pages. With a Forward from the Skidís Richard Jobson, news storeis of the time, and recollections of those who witnessed Britain through the anarchic times, Anarchy In Britain is a fabulous snap shot in words and pictures of the British Music Scene in the late seventiesÖ..