'The Bag I'm In' - Underground Music and Fashion in Britain 1960 - 1990 by Sam Knee

'The Bag I'm In - Underground Music and Fashion in Britain 1960 - 1990'

by Sam Knee

Punk Rock
Youth subculture in 20th Century Britain is a unique phenomenon. Throughout the decades, young people sought to define themselves sartorially, reflecting their identity in terms of regionalism, class and crucially, musical taste, through their clothes. This book is a comprehensive survey of over 36 underground 'tribes' that roamed the streets of the UK from the '60s to the '90s. From Mod to Skinhead and Rocker to Riot Grrrl by way of Goth, the look of each movement is captured in meticulously researched, previously unseen archive photography. Explanatory texts in Sam Knee's evocative tone provide context, and an illustration section at the back breaks down each look element by element. This is a key resource for fashion enthusiasts, musos and cultural historians, as well as a powerful, graphic document of Britain's fashion evolution through the ages.



'The Bag I'm In' - Underground Music and Fashion in Britain 1960 - 1990

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Sam Knee

Publisher: Cicada Books Limited

ISBN: 978-1908714268

NB: This book is of special interest to those interested in Southend Punk Rock History, as it features photographs of Martin Dodd, Steve Hooker, Gary Smith, Dean Chalkley, Jon Smith, Steve Dobson, Graham Burnett, Steve Pegrum, Sarah Smith, Gerard & Pat + Spencer Blake.

Other Useful Links:

• Monorail Music

• The Guardian - Review

• Rough Trade




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