Ian Glasper

Ian Glasper

A veteran himself of the UK punk scene (having played bass for Decadence Within, Burnside, Flux Of Pink Indians, Stampin’ Ground, Suicide Watch, Betrayed By Many, Freebase and, in the present day, Thirty Six Strategies), Ian Glasper‘s trilogy (plus one) of books about the UK’s turbulent Eighties (and Nineties!) punk and hardcore scenes are widely regarded as the definitive accounts of those periods. A proud father of two, who cut his journalistic teeth with the popular Record Collector and Terrorizer magazines, not to mention various underground fanzines, he digs vegetarian food, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and gratuitously violent films, and is currently summoning up the courage to start a fifth book.



Praise

Burning Britain: The History of UK Punk 1980–1984

Burning Britain: The History of UK Punk 1980–1984

SKU: 9781604867480
Author: Ian Glasper
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604867480
Published: 8/2014
Format: Paperback
Size: 9 x 6
Page count: 456
Subjects: Music-Punk/History-UK

Praise

“Ian Glasper’s chatty, engaging history follows the regional lines along which UK punk’s ’second wave’ scene divided, as well as talking about the record labels involved and what the main protagonists, from the Anti-Nowhere League to Vice Squad, are up to now.“
—Iain Aitch, Guardian

“Glasper is thorough and democratic. He lets everyone speak, tell their own story, edits out the rambling and bullshit, and presents a fair picture of all the main bands from all over the UK and Ireland. Geographically divided up. It’s an encyclopaedic but down-to-earth reference book, full of detail and anecdotes.“
—Ged Babey, LouderThanWar.com



The Day the Country Died: A History of Anarcho Punk 1980–1984

The Day the Country Died: A History of Anarcho Punk 1980–1984

SKU: 9781604865165
Author: Ian Glasper
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604865165
Published: 6/2014
Format: Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Page count: 496
Subjects: Music-Punk/Politics-Anarchism

Praise

“The oral testimony assembled here provides an often-lucid participant’s view of the work of the wider anarcho-punk milieu, which demonstrates just as tellingly the diversity as well as the commonality by which it was defined. The collection hints at the extent to which—within a militant antiwar, anti-work, anti-system framework—the perception and priorities of the movement’s activists differed: something the movement’s critics (who were always keen to deride the uniformity of the ’Crass punks’) rarely understood.“
—Rich Cross, Freedom

“With a backdrop of Thatcher’s Britain, punk music became self-sufficient and considerably more aggressive, blending a DIY ethos with activism to create the perfectly bleak soundtrack to the zeitgeist of a discontented British youth. Including such iconic bands as Crass, Conflict, Flux of Pink Indians, Subhumans, Chumbawamba, Oi Polloi, Amebix, Rubella Ballet and Zounds to name but a few, Ian Glasper’s history of punk stands out as an important and relevant history of the genre.“
—Dave Faulds, Dulwich Books Review

“Glasper is thorough and democratic. He lets everyone speak, tell their own story, edits out the rambling and bullshit and presents a fair picture of all the main bands from all over the UK and Ireland. Geographically divided up. It’s an encyclopaedic but down-to-earth reference book, full of detail and anecdotes.“
—Ged Babey, LouderThanWar.com





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