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Made in the UK: The Music of Attitude 1977-1983 (pH Classic)
“The mid-1970s was England’s darkest, dreariest hour. The UK was sliding deeper into unemployment, reeling from strike after strike, power cuts, the three-day work week, and IRA bombs. It was time for a new order and in London’s restless streets a handful of snotty young men, feisty females, and first generation Jamaican musicians created the UK’s punky revolution. They ma ...more
Hardcover, 132 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by powerHouse Books
(first published September 2005)
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"Made in the UK" is a picture book of "The Music of Attitude 1977-1983" by British photographer Janette Beckham, who specialized in youth (sub-)cultures. The book has only a few short articles, mostly taken from other publications. In essence, it is a pictography of the key subcultures of Brtain in the period 1977-1983, including Punk, Skinheads, Teds, Mods, and Ska. Some pictures of stars of the movements are epic, such as the one of Joe Strummer and Johnny (Rotten) Lydon, but I actually enjoye ...more