By: Skarface, Fred
Volumes one (c.1996) and two (c.1997) are not dated and have no publication information, but the third volume was produced by Helen of Oi! Records in Féricy, France in 2002 and advertises the first two volumes on the back cover. Wraps, 21 by 15 cm, 80; 96; 96 pp., all heavily illus. in black and white, and Tribes has a 16-page color section. All are very good with minor wear to the wraps and corners. Fred Skarface’s trilogy of photobooks dedicated to European skinheads, punks, mods (and their scooters), and psycho-billies – though they lean heavily towards skins. Parts one and two feature short introductions to each section (the text in part two is in French, which is preferable to the poorly-translated English in the first volume), though they consist primarily of page after page of snapshots, some captioned, from one to six images per page. Aside from a back cover synopsis, volume three has no text, just snaps of punk, skin, rocker and mod women. Their home country is printed at the bottom of the photos and there are four plus pages of women from the U.S. What text is included in these volumes is a message of anti-extremism, anti-racism, and unity among the “tribes of England” (despite the author being French, he sees all the “tribes” as having been derived from the English mods and skins of the 1960s). While there are a handful of posed band photos, the majority of the images are candid snapshots that really capture the style, unity and joy of England’s subcultures. First Edition.
Title: Our Culture: Skins, Mods, Punks, Psychos, Tattoos, Scooters & Music; Our Culture Part 2, Tribes of England: Skins, Mods, Punks, Psychos; Our Culture Part 3, Cause We Love You: Rudegirls – Skingirls – Psychowomen – Punkettes [Three Skinhead, Punk Photobooks]
Categories: Music, Skinhead,
Publisher: Féricy, France, Helen of Oi! Records: 1996-2002
Book Condition: Very Good
Seller ID: 2418