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Punk Rock in London

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PUNK ROCK IN LONDON. DOCUMENTARY 1977-1979. THIS BOOK TAKES SOME FINDING. BUT JUST TO SEE THE COLOUR WASH COVER AND THE MONOCHROME
SET INSIDE MAKES THE
WAIT SO WORTH WHILE. WE COULD HAVE GONE
ANOTHER THIRTY-FIVE
YEARS!


Bloody hell! The red cast cover is something. And the Japanese block text! This is why we have been so desperately keen to find this book. It is so desperately good! The cover star is Rob Eunson of Hull band Dead Fingers Talk and of whom not much is known. The photographer and author of the book is  Satomi Nihongi,  whom nothing is known other than that, very possibly, she is a woman. 
 

The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm. The venue for Oh, Calcutta and Andy Warhol's Pork  became the place for further provocation - punk. Maybe it is the building's origin as a railway repair shed but this photograph has something of the late Victorian industrial revolution to it - steam punks! The whole book is actually very north London. The pictures are all taken at The Roundhouse, The Electric Ballroom and Dingwalls in Camden and the Rochester Castle in Stoke Newington. None of that swanky Covent Garden or Chelsea punk scene for Satomi Nihongi!
 

Black and white. Johnny Rotten in the audience for Reggae Regular at the Roundhouse in 1978. 
 

Scene and be seen. This is just a brilliant photograph. We gave it the Instagram square crop. It deserves to be liked and loved by everyone. See more of this great book on this great link. As has so often been proved before it is not always the bands on stage that create the visual history. This woman was watching the roots reggae band Merger at Dingwalls in 1978. Satomi Nihongi was watching her. #superbook 
 
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