Classic documentary account of the late-1970s Australia music scene. Fanzine and newspaper articles, illustrated by hundreds of photographs, vividly portray the creative ferment of the time, especially punk pioneers like the Saints, Radio Birdman, Nick Cave/the Birthday Party, the Go-Betweens, and more. For this first overseas edition, Clinton Walker has added 32 pages of articles and photographs, taking the story to 1985. A larger audience than ever is hungry for documents of this period, and with its punk graphics, prose and photos this fits the bill.
Clinton Walker published some of the first Australian fanzines A-- including Pulp, with fellow punk pioneer Bruce Milne A-- and has gone on to become a colourful and groundbreaking music critic and cultural historian. His later books include Highway to Hell: The Life and Death of AC/DC Legend Bon Scott, Stranded, Football Life, Buried Country: The Story of Aboriginal Country Music and Golden Miles: Sex, Speed and the Australian Muscle Car.