Post by South-Punk Admin on May 21, 2009 15:47:28 GMT
'Our Generation' by Tony Beesley
'Our Generation' - The Punk and Mod Children of Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster 1976 - 1985 - by Tony Beesley is a fantastic read and for all of us who lived through these tumultuous times, I would recommend getting a copy of this book.
The book unfolds chronologically, via the areas Pre-Punk, last year or so of glam days, into Sheffield's full immersion into the Punk era, then its fragmentation via the myriad shards that the Post punk era represented, from Mod to Proto Goth etc.
The thing that's refreshing is that the book is populated by the voices of the Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster punks and that its easy to extrapolate their experiences into anywhere around the country - e.g. watching Revolver in 1978, the hazards of running fast in bondage trousers, the visceral thrill of a Ramones gig, the first D-I-Y attempts to customize old school blazers etc.
thank you for taking the time to read tony's book,i contributed to it and the way he set it out made it a fasinating read,always had a soft spot for southend and have visited on a few occasions,mainly for the football,thanks again for the review and oh! by the way i think you owe me a pint.