The 1970s in Britain were a time of huge change. With a backdrop of terrorism, violence, political discourse and social tension, it was inevitable that the music scene would also change and reflect what life was really like on the streets.By 1976, with the country also facing financial ruin, a musical sea change of epic proportions not seen since the birth of rock 'n' roll two decades earlier descended on the UK. From the moment that The Sex Pistols played their first gig in late '75, Britain's disillusioned youth had something to identify with.Anarchy in Britain is a portrayal of the times, the fashion and of course the music that shaped the tail end of the seventies. Anarchy in Britain features a vast collection of previously unpublished photos of many of the new wave of acts that burst on to the scene: The Clash, The Damned, The Stranglers, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Sham '69, Penetration, 999, Sham '69, The Rezillos, and of course Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious from The Sex Pistols are amongst the hundreds of images littered through the pages.With a foreword from The Skids' Richard Jobson, news stories of the time, and recollections from those who witnessed Britain through these anarchic times, Anarchy in Britain is a fabulous snap shot in words and pictures of the British music scene in the late seventies.
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