Squat City Rocks

Squat City Rocks

Protopunk and Beyond : A Musical Memoir From the Margins

Book - 2013
Rate this:
This musical memoir traces the author's life in the corrugated-iron clad ruins of West London's Squat Land during the two years immediately prior to the Punk Explosion of '76, playing with Strummer's seminal garage band "The 101'ers" in the spit-and-sawdust music bars of the capital. The thrills and spills of a crazy, quirky, hand-to-mouth existence gives way to relative disenchantment with the oncoming of the Punk Uprising, which for the author represents, at least partly, a sell-out to the Machiavellian Managers, as much as the vaunted revolution in British popular culture. After an aborted venture with the iconoclastic "Tymon Dogg and the Fools", a stint with Lydon's metal box period "Public Image Limited", a term with the Dantesque-dub of "Basement Five", Dudanski's tale relates the ups and downs of his involvement in a myriad of bands forming part of a fringe underground London scene through the late 70's and 80's - "Bank of Dresden", "The Raincoats", "The Tesco Bombers", "Vincent Units", "The Decomposers", and his eventual move from London to Granada...Forming an integral part of the book are the illustrations by Esperanza Romero (Richard's partner) many of which were drawn "in situ" back in time...
Publisher: [United Kingdom] : Richard Dudanski, ©2013
ISBN: 9781494434977
Branch Call Number: 782.42166092 DUD 2013
Characteristics: vi, 235 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Romero, Esperanza
Alternative Title: Proto-punk and beyond

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at SL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top