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- DescriptionFrom 1976 to 1978, the young photographer Simon Barker was a member of the Bromley Contingent --a group of avid Sex Pistols fans who comprised the group's inner circle at the height of the punk movement. Many of them, such as Jordan and Siouxsie Sioux, were torious for their daredevil dress sense, and several--such as Sioux, Steven Severin, Adam Ant, Poly Styrene, Billy Idol, Viv Albertine and Ari Up--went on to form some of the most important bands of the era. This compilation of previously unseen photographs by Barker shows these founders of punk in their earliest incarnations--in bedrooms and kitchens, at public gigs and private parties--before media and commerce sunk their claws into punk's icoclastic look and class politics. Taken with the simplest and cheapest pocket cameras, the photographs in this collection constitute Barker's family album for the years 1976 to 1978. In the spirit of the Pistols' God Save the Queen, the volume closes with a photographic sequence taken by Barker during the 1976 Jubilee celebrations, which shows Romanian tyrant Nicolae Ceausescu hobbbing with the Queen of England in the royal procession.
- Author(s)Greil Marcus,Michael Bracewell,Simon Barker
- Date of Publication01/11/2011
- SubjectMusic & Dance
- Place of PublicationPraha 7
- Country of PublicationCzech Republic
- Content NotePhotographs
- Weight957 g
- Width22 mm
- Height27 mm
- Spine18 mm
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