When punk first burst into the public consciousness, it caused the establishment to take fright. Suddenly, anarchy was no longer crouching in the shadows, but out on the streets offering disempowered and disenfranchised youth a rallying flag and a new identity.
In ‘Crime and Punkishment’, Brenda Perlin and her collaborators catalog in words and pictures those days of hope and rebellion - sometimes in surprisingly touching ways. For black was not always bleak, representing as it did membership of a new family, a tribe who rejected the yoke of normality and blandness.
Read and remember!