First printing of this vital and colorful book that both helped document and launch the New Romantic movement.
"At last there is some controversy in the youth market place again." — Ian Burch
After punk came post-punk. And after post-punk came the New Romantics, who combined the attitude of punk with much of the style and sound of disco, foregrounding the synth experiments of its immediate predecessor and pairing that electronic coolness with a theatrically flamboyant style. This book, which documented the movement early in its incarnation, grew out an article in Time Out London, and includes essays from Jon Savage, Richard Strange, Ian Burch, and Paul Tickell. But it's the photographs that made this book a cult classic and introduced "Peacock Punk" to a wider audience. Includes early images of Boy George, Duran Duran, and many other fixtures of the nascent scene who would soon come to dominate the 1980s — both in look and sound. The book remains an inspiration. Keep feeling fascination.
London: Omnibus Press, (1981). 9.5'' x 9''. Original stiff pictorial wraps. First state without the "New Romantics" sticker. 72 pages. Illustrated throughout with many color photographs. Touches of shelfwear. Original price sticker to rear cover. Clean and bright overall.
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