A Scene In Between

A Scene In Between : Tripping Through the Fashions of UK Indie Music 1980-1988

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The mid to late 1980s indie scenes in Britain--from C86 to Shoegaze--are a neglected moment in music history. There's been much coverage of punk, postpunk and the acid-house rave era of the early 90s, but the scene surrounding independent guitar-based music of the mid-80s has been largely overlooked. "A Scene In Between" looks at Britain's fashions, personalities and youth cultures from that era. Bands featured include Television Personalities, My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Smiths, The Pastels, The Vaselines and more obscure bands such as The Shop Assistants, The Flatmates and countless others. Author Sam Knee has reconnected with a vast network of people and resources to unearth literally hundreds of previously unpublished photographs of the bands, fans, clubs and street fashion of the time. Taking a sartorial angle, he looks at anoraks, oversized jumpers, leather trousers, bowl-cut hairdos, blouse shirts, stripey tees and box jackets. Dave Conway of My Bloody Valentine and Douglas Hart of The Jesus and Mary Chain contribute reminiscences.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 178 x 212 x 26mm | 619.99g
  • Cicada Books Limited
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 500 colour illustrations
  • 1908714069
  • 9781908714060
  • 96,155

About Sam Knee

Sam Knee is the author of Vintage T-Shirts (Carlton 2008), and runs London-based fashion label, The Village Green. He has written and blogged about both music and fashion for many years, and was at the heart of the 1980s underground music scene.show more