The darkening light

Curtis, Ted (2014) The darkening light. Dines, Mike, ed. Itchy Monkey Press, Portsmouth, UK. ISBN 9781291746266. [Book]

Abstract

In the spring of 1986 nine young punks travelled from Swindon to Wood Green in a beat up old van, to see atavistic, eat shit, heresy and others blow the socks off the London borough of Harringey. In the 24 hours that followed their lives would be forever changed. What was going to happen? Would it be the vegan revolution? A declaration of world peace? Or something more sinister? This cavort through the anarcho punk and hardcore scene of the mid 1980s pulls no punches. From the very first page, once you start reading this coruscating tale you won’t be able to stop, and by the time you finish your life will be changed too. If you think you were there, you weren’t. Whatever you think happened, whatever you remember, this wasn’t it. This is something else entirely, a perfect
snapshot, a disheveled stream of consciousness yielding a surprisingly moving and unabridged account of blackouts, nightmare bogs, and hardcore corrosion. It is an invaluable addition to the canon. Chaos with a heart.

Item Type: Book
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts > Music group
Item ID: 34297
Useful Links:
Depositing User: Mike Dines
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2022 12:17
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2022 11:09
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/34297

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Statistics

Activity Overview
6 month trend
0Downloads
6 month trend
13Hits

Additional statistics are available via IRStats2.