Sunday, May 25, 2014

Chip in and help make shambling history

Neil Taylor, former NME writer, is doing a kickstarter to fund a history of the C86 scene. One that goes further than just saying "Primal Scream, but look at Bobby's shirt."

The book will be a Demy hardback of high quality, something I can be confident of delivering since for the last 20 years I have been working in Publishing. The book will include some obscure and largely unseen images of fanzines and flyers from the time. Already, many artists, record label folk and fanzine editors have been incredibly generous in their support in terms of allowing me to reproduce these images and I am thrilled the book will also include some rarely seen and truly wonderful photographs by archivist of the scene, Paul Groovie, who took a number of photographs (The Television Personalities, The Pastels, The Jasmine Minks, etc) and made sound recordings at clubs like The Living Room in the very early days. He is the Alan Lomax of this period. The design project brains will be Simon Williams who is dreaming up a whole host of goodies, some of which are already listed in the rewards category.
He's about three quarters of the way through to his target, with 24 days to go.

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