New Release: “Punk Story” by Neil Rowland
“Punk Story” by Neil Rowland is published
For original punk rockers, this book puts you back there amongst it
About the Book:
1977, Silver Jubilee year and the punk movement is breaking out among British youth, spreading moral panic. Paul Bottle and friends are just leaving college, when he is seduced by the vibrant punk scene and suddenly his life begins. Next door neighbour Stan forms his own band, Mortal Wound and gigs and new music explode around them. When EMI offer a record contract to the best local punk group, furious competition breaks out among all the rivals. A ruthless ‘Battle of the Bands’ contest ensues that summer.
If you were an original punk – or a younger person interested – this book puts you right back there among it. In a gripping, often hilarious, sometimes touching story, the music, the whole period and – most importantly – the brilliant people – are brought back to us. We feel the social pain and desire that fuelled the whole phenomenon, generally amid times of economic hardship and political conflict. Most of all we feel the energy and excitement and hilarity.
Excerpt from the Book:
“This is a story about friendship, a punk band and the thrill ride of music.
Music and style, arts and rebellion, identity and growing up, that’s where it began. Shock waves proved something seismic was about to happen in the UK. Until punk came along school friends would drag me into town to bad clubs with terrible soundtracks. I’d put on my check sports jacket and flared trousers. Local girls in home-sewn hot pants would either ignore me or give a jump of alarm. They left me under a plastic palm tree at the edge of the floor, incinerated with embarrassment.”
About the Author:
Neil’s trademark style is a mix of humour, suspense and intelligence. The novels entertain, fire the brain cells, bring frequent smiles and certainly keep the pages turning and turning. This writing avoids formulas and cliches like dull Sunday afternoons. Pleasure guaranteed. Discover something new and exciting, often exhilarating and cutting edge.
Neil Rowland began his writing career as a teenage music critic for Melody Maker, Blitz and other publications. This put him into eye-contact with a trained to kill Doberman Pinscher at a rock’s star’s pine shaded Jacksonville home: among other ‘adventures’.
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