By: Yewdall, Julian
Wraps, 15.5 by 23.3 cm, 348 pp., heavily illus. An unread, but shelf-worn copy with bumping to the lower corner, a few small dings on the front cover, and some scuffing of the laminate on the spine. Signed by Yewdall on the half-title page. Julian Yewdall first met Joe Strummer while living in a London squat—at 101 Walerton Road—in 1974. Strummer’s first band, The 101’ers—named after the squat’s address—began as a house band with several members, including Yewdall on backing vocals and harmonica. The group was quickly narrowed down to four primary members, and when Yewdall didn’t make the cut he put down his harmonica and picked up a camera.2, 3 He set about documenting the early London punk scene, including The 101’ers, the Clash, and The Slits, who supported the Clash during their first tour of Britain and whose lead vocalist Ari Up was a scant fourteen years old at the time. The result is an amazing archive of photographs that focus heavily on Strummer and his rise to punk stardom. While a handful of these photos have become iconic images of the Clash (none more than the cover image of Joe which went on to grace a myriad of T-shirts, buttons, posters, and street art), most of the shots in this book have never been published before and many are so personal they touch on voyeurism. Includes explanatory text by the photographer. A wonderful collection. First Edition.
Title: A Permanent Record: Joe Strummer with The 101’ers, Clash, Latino Rockabilly War + The Slits + The Modettes – Signed
Categories: Music, Punk,
Edition: First printing
Publisher: London, West Nine: 2012
Book Condition: Very Good +
Seller ID: 2358