Post by South-Punk Admin on May 21, 2009 15:23:55 GMT
A highly recommended book by Southend Punk is Barry Cain's excellent '77 Sulphate Strip'. It really is an exhilarating read and conveys the real essence of this era so well. I loved the contemporary interviews at the back of the book too with Rat Scabies, Hugh Cornwell and John Lydon, with Rat's in particular being very illuminating.
As the promo for it says -
’77 Sulphate Strip is an eyewitness account of the year and features behind-the-scenes stories of how the year unfolded – by a player at the centre of the vortex. It started for Cain when he interviewed the Sex Pistols at EMI the day before the Bill Grundy appearance on Thames TV. The book also features interviews with The Stranglers, The Clash, The Damned, The Ramones, The Vibrators, The Tubes, The Jam, Blondie, X-Ray Spex, Buzzcocks, The Boys, Sham 69, The Drones, XTC, Television, Generation X, The Heartbreakers, Alternative TV, Ian Dury, Radiators From Space.'