Reading and reviewing a hefty book takes time but is well worth the effort, or so it seems if the comments of these four readers of Welly Artcore's 'Directions to the outskirts of town' are anything to go by.
Have a look at their reviews and maybe take advantage of the fact that this punk-rock road-trip adventure is a fiver off from now until Christmas too!
(Simply enter the voucher / coupon code of 'Holiday Special' at check-out).
“Often funny and all written in a down-to-earth style that allows it to become vaguely familiar and highly engrossing”
“You should read this book because it’s very entertaining, but you may well find it to be a source of inspiration for your own journeys…”
Fear & Loathing (Andy P) - http://www.fearandloathingfanzine.com/books--fanzines.html
“The book itself is beautiful. Worth having for the aesthetics alone, but that's certainly not the only allure here”
“It's gritty. It's real. It's also funny and entertaining. It's irreverent, and sometimes blistering in its portrayal of some of the other bands in the scene. Such a unique and intriguing book”.
Music Street Journal (Gary Hill) - http://www.musicstreetjournal.com/index_book_display.cfm?id=100075
MSJ video review - https://youtu.be/ysWXdA7CVTU
“’Directions to the Outskirts of Town’ are the collected diaries of one punk loving Welshman who tells of his time on the road in the USA and Canada which come with all the paraphernalia to make any keen punk or hardcore collector smile”
“It wasn’t just grunge that was fuelling the hearts and minds of lost and wayward kids on both sides of the Atlantic”
“Punk never died, it just went underground, where it is best kept”
The Independent Voice (Demitri Levantis) - https://the-independent-voice.org/directions-to-the-outskirts-of-town-punk-rock-tour-diaries-from-nineties-north-america-by-welly-artcore/
“It’s proper living life by the seat of your pants kind of stuff”
“A damn fine read. By turns self-deprecating, sardonic and blunt”
Apathy & Exhaustion (Tony Maher) - https://apathyandexhaustion.com/2021/11/16/directions-to-the-outskirts-of-town-welly-artcore-earth-island-books-2021/