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Beauty and the beast at a DIY venue

With over 500 pages of beautiful photos and stories that show the power of punk as a counter culture, this is a beautiful DIY or die book all about punk in Arnhem (Netherlands) between '77 and '90 and the punk squat venues Stokvishal and Goudvishal that became the focus of the scene there.


Printed as a paperback in our usual quality but handy royal size (234 x 156mm) on black / grey pages with a bright red soft touch cover. This book is a more cost-effective version of the A4 landscape hardback, so reads with the spine at the top to keep the full picture sizes. The photo shows our new paperback version sitting on to of the original and rare (sold out) hardback.

This is a true document of an era featuring everyone from the Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones, Blondie, Johnny Thunders, Iggy Pop, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Talking Heads, The Selecter, Speedtwins, Plasmatics, UK Subs, Die Kripos, Stiff Little Fingers, Angelic Upstarts, The Skacks, Negazione, Amebix, Raw Power, The Varukers, Chumbawamba, Scream, Government Issue, Kafka Process, Heresy, Chaos UK, Conflict, Social Unrest, Broken Bones, Napalm Death, Newtown Neurotics, Neuroot, The Instigators, Toxic Reasons, Yeasty Girls, HDQ, Culture Shock, Joyce McKinney Experience, Visions of Change, RKL, Jingo de Lunch, Christ on Parade, MDC, SNFU, The Accused, Life... But How to Live It?, Youth of Today, Decadence Within, So Much Hate, Soulside, False Prophets, The Vandals, Disabuse, Fireparty, Verbal Assault, Gorilla Biscuits, Dr and the Crippens, Intense Degree, Bomb Disneyland, DI, DOA, NoFX and many more.

The authors, Marcel and Henk, were there and have included all the gigs, protests and battles, with the news-clippings and photos from the time to tell the story of these important venues and the punk scene around them. An excellent read that will make you want to start your own alternative music venue!


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