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    Art is for Everybody: The artist as activist. One of the key figures in the New York art world of the 1980s, Keith Haring created a signature style that blended street art, graffiti, Pop, and cartoon elements to unique, memorable effect. With thick black outlines, bright colours and kinetic figures, his public (and occasionally illegal) interventions,...
    Leroi Jones' play Dutchman
    Rare out of print Pluto Press first (and only) edition book about pirate radio in Britain written in 1985. Secondhand paperbook in good condition.
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    Secondhand book about soul music in the 1970s. Great!
    Original secondhand hardback first edition (laminated dust jacket, ex library w/stamps)
    Himes' novel that rips aside the barred doors of prison life. A story of what happens to a man in prison; a vivid re-creation of a perverse society with its own rules, its own taboos, its own virtues and grotesque vices. Secondhand paperback, some spine creasing
    Presents a story of young people's lives in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, which highlights issues of violence, drug culture, and family. This book is co-authored by a prize-winning fiction and non-fiction writer. secondhand paperback
    Out of print p/b UK copy in good conditionFrom Afrobeat to Highlife, Juju, Township Jazz, Zouk - it's all here.
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    If you've seen Soul Jazz Records' Kanaval book - here is an eye-witness look at the carinival in Haiti
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    Rare USA small secondhand book in good condition - cultural anthropology case studies about the legendary street gang. This is 1978 edition with different cover and an extra bonus chapter! Keiser lived with the Vice Lord gang on Chicago's south side as a participant observeror in one of anthropology's first venture's into urban anthropology. He details...
    Braithwaite's follow up to the autobiographical To Sir With Love, the story of his work as a social worker after his teaching career secondhand paperback 1975 edition, creasing to cover
    Secondhand paperback book, bit of damage to back cover inside, library stamp
    secondhand usa paperback, some minor creasing
    The shagster's bio - includes good stuff about New York's dancehall scene in the 80s
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    Killer big hardback book excellently put together as u might expect from the team of writer Chris Salewicz and photographer Adrian Boot. Deluxe hardback out of print edition second-hand copy w/dustjacket (bit of creasing)
    Good rare-ish book about reggae. S/hand out-of-print large format paperback book ex-library with stamps, plastic covered, some minor creasing
     
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    NEW PAPERBACK BOOK ONLY £5!!!David Buckley's unique approach to unravelling the Bowie enigma, via interviews with many of the singer's closest associates, biography and academic analysis, makes this unrivalled biography a classic for Bowie fans old and new. This revised edition of Strange Fascination captures exclusive details about the tours, the...
    PAPERBACK BOOK ONLY £5!!!Many millions of words have already been written about Guns N' Roses, the old line-up, the new line-up. But none of them have ever really gotten to the truth. Which is this: Guns N' Roses has always been a band out of time, the Last of the Giants. They are what every rock band since the Rolling Stones has tried and nearly always...
    HARDBACK BOOK £8 - NEARLY 50% OFF!!Everyone recognises the iconic photo from the cover of the Ramones' self-titled album of 1976. But how many have seen the image, taken with the same roll of film, of Dee Dee excitedly chasing his bandmates out of shot with a stick? This compilation of stunning images from punk and new wave's most iconic albums uncovers...
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    Mick Ronson was a lot more than just the guitarist for Ziggy Stardust. This fully updated first biography is full of first-hand recollections by those who were closest to him including a foreword by his wife Suzi and a hand-written speech by his daughter Lisa. During the five years it has taken to collate this work, authors Weird and Gilly have spoken...
    WICKED BOOK ONLY £5!!!!Detroit 67 is the story of Motor City in the year that changed everything. Twelve chapters take you on a turbulent year-long journey through the drama and chaos that ripped through the city in 1967 and tore it apart in personal, political and interracial disputes. It is the story of Motown, the break-up of The Supremes and the...
    In January 1959 Berry Gordy borrowed $800 from his family and founded the Detroit-based record company that in less than a decade was to become the largest black-owned business in the United States. It also became one of the most productive and influential producers of popular music anywhere in the world, mainly by combining the best features of black...
    The Wire+ The Wire Tapper
    The Wire magazine, with features on the great minds of the music industry, reviews on SOTU favourites and more! Also includes a free wire tapper cd!
    In just fifteen years, Hipgnosis (Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey Po Powell and Peter Christopherson) established themselves as the most important design collective in music history. Their innovative cover art defines the albums of the biggest names of the late 1960s, 70s and early 80s: AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Peter Gabriel, The Police, Genesis, Led Zeppelin,...
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    1st Edition 1972 Hardback w/ no dustjacket ok condition
    NEARLY 60% OFF USA IMPORT DELUXE PAPERBACK BOOK 300+ PAGES Picturing Los Angeles illustrates the creation, evolution, and ever-changing face of Los Angeles. Through stunning photography, the city s intriguing, important, and unexpectedly influential past is revealed. These images function like frames from a movie, offering glimpses of an ever-evolving...
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