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'A Country Fit For Heroes' launches today!

Championing the underdogs buried deep within our alternative culture, Ian Glasper is back with another superb and in-depth look at the UK's punk scene.

'A Country Fit For Heroes: DIY Punk in Eighties Britain' primarily collects the stories of over 140 UK punk bands from the eighties who only released EPs and demos, or only appeared on compilation LPs. ‘A Country Fit for Heroes’ is a celebration of the obscure and a love letter to the UK’s punk underground.


Featuring the likes of The Mad Are Sane, Act of Defiance, Solvent Abuse, Assassins of Hope, Dead Rose, Brigandage, Mania, Asylum, Chaos, Seventh Plague, Nox Mortis, Devoid, Revulsion, Carnage, Organized Chaos, Disarm, Corpse, Death Sentence, Mass of Black, On Parole, Anorexia, Indian Dream, Ethnic Minority, The Syphletix, Post Mortem, The Accursed, Leukaemia, Criminal Damage, Faction, The Dismembered, Hostile Youth, Life Cycle, Potential Threat, No Defences, Passion Killers, X-Cretas, Pseudo Sadists, Impact, Scorched Earth, Outrage, Sanctuary, Vex, Karma Sutra, Disattack, Political Reform and Vortex, to name but a few, ‘A Country Fit For Heroes’ plugs the gaps in Ian Glasper’s first three books on UK punk in the eighties, performing a truly deep dive into that volatile subculture to create a more complete historical document of a most turbulent time.

With a foreword by Chris Berry, co-founder of No Future Records, hundreds of great photographs, many of which are previously unpublished, and clocking in at over 680 pages, this illuminating and weighty undertaking is an essential read for anyone with more than a passing interest in the UK’s grass roots punk scene.

You can order your copy from today, direct from the Earth Island Books shop online, or reserve it in any good book store, record shop or online reseller. First print copies ordered direct from us will come with a limited edition poster and bookmark, and be sent out securely, as soon as we receive these beautiful and hefty books back from the printers. That's likely to be early to mid-May.

Packed with stories from bands you may never have heard, and illustrated with hundreds of great photos, this book will bring you over 680 pages of new insight into the UK punk scene.

Order your copy now, and support an author whose been writing about the punk scene since 1986.

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