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Burning Britain Book Competition

AT LAST! The book that every hardcore punk rocker has been waiting for!

For the first time ever, Burning Britain: A History Of UK Punk 1980 1984 tells the story of the often overlooked Second Wave of English Punk. Conducting countless brand new interviews all exclusive to this book with nearly one hundred bands and labels, many of them speaking about their music for the first time in over 20 years, Ian Glasper (Terrorizer/Record Collector) has created the ultimate and definitive document of the early Eighties UK punk scene.

And THREE lucky people have the chance to win a copy.


The book 'Burning Britain' takes its title from the debut EP by which infamous Bristol punk band?


Chaos UK


The lucky winners are; Paul Vanneman, Dave Burdon (Winlaton, UK) and Alexander Ericsson (Falun, Sweden).

Burning Britain

Burning Britain book cover

As the 70s drew to a close and the media declared punk dead and buried, a whole new breed of band was emerging from the gutter. Harder and faster than their ‘76-77 predecessors, not to mention more aggressive and political, the likes of Discharge, The Exploited and GBH were to prove not only more relevant but arguably just as influential.

Over two years in the making, and including hundreds of previously unseen photos, ‘Burning Britain’ features everyone from the Abrasive Wheels to Vice Squad, and has all the big names such as Peter And The Test Tube Babies, Anti-Nowhere League and UK Subs rubbing shoulders with many of the more obscure acts of the time, including, Xtract, Skroteez and Soldier Dolls.

This eagerly anticipated book really is the last word on the grim reality of being a teenage punk rocker against the harsh economic backdrop of Thatcher’s Britain.

Also coming from Cherry Red in September 2004, ‘Burning Britain: The DVD’ – thirty previously unreleased and rare video clips from the best bands featured in ‘Burning Britain: A History Of UK Punk 1980 – 1984’.