The Truth of Revolution, Brother
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The Truth of Revolution, Brother is a unique exploration of the philosophy of punk, based on the ideas, beliefs and lives of the people that created the movement.
The punk explosion of the late 70s and early 80s changed the face of music, art, and fashion. But it didn't stop there. Punks were onto something really important. They had a unique view on an alternative way of living.
The Truth of Revolution, Brother is the result of a year spent with some of punk’s most influential figures.
From legendary British anarchos Crass to US stalwarts Fugazi and Dead Kennedys; first generation figures the Adverts to contemporary carrier of the flame Jeffrey Lewis, this groundbreaking book investigates the approaches and life choices made by the people associated with this most misunderstood genre.
The result is truly life-affirming. From the fields of Essex to Iceland’s corridors of power; the West Country to Washington DC, 30 interviews gently reveal a host of strategies for living that are more meaningful now than they were back in punk’s heyday.
Unique testament is mixed with thoughtful analysis and original art to create a true punk one-off.
30 original interviews, including Jello Biafra, Penny Rimbaud, Ian MacKaye, Gee Vaucher, Steve Albini, Vi Subversa, Little Annie, Mark Stewart, Tim Smith, Steve Ignorant, Jón Gnarr, Einar Örn Benediktsson and many more
- Original artistic contributions from interviewees
- Yes, Sir, I Will – updated for 2014 by Penny Rimbaud
- Beautifully illustrated throughout
- Unique portraits of the interviewees
The Truth of Revolution, Brother is a stunning artefact. Printed by Calverts Cooperative in London’s East End on high quality heavy paper, using sustainable stock and biodegradable vegetable inks. The book features an open binding, which allows the book to lay flat when opened.
288 pages, 16 colour plates