TRAPPED IN A SCENE - UK Hardcore 1985-1989 book
Like the two previous books 'Burning Britain' and 'The Day The Country Died' Ian Glasper's new book 'Trapped In A Scene' is an exhaustive documentation of a sub genre of punk that disappeared all too quickly from view.
UK Hardcore was a super fast whirlwind of noise and energy that blasted across the land (and sometimes the airwaves) from 1985. Many of its protagonists never realised the ripples they would create from the back rooms of run down pubs. The scenes influence is still very much evident in bands and record labels such as Peaceville even today courtesy of acts such as Napalm Death who actually started out life as a pretty slow band on the Crass label.
Bands featured in 'Trapped In A Scene'.
WEST MIDLANDS: Napalm Death, Doom, Sacrilege, Filthkick, Unseen Terror, The Depraved / Visions of Change, Joyce Mckinney Experience, Bad Beach.
EAST MIDLANDS: Heresy, Concrete Sox, Filler / Eyes on You, Intense Degree, Skum Dribblurzzz, Dirge, Sarcasm
THE NORTHWEST: Doctor & The Crippens, Electro Hippies, Jailcell Recipes, The Deformed, Mere Dead Men, Feed Your Head, Snapping Bogseats, Exit Condition, Adversary, Death Zone.
THE NORTHEAST: Hellbastard, Generic, Mortal Terror, The Fiend, HDQ, Debauchery, Steadfast, Terminus, Active Minds, Civilised Society?, Incest Brothers, Pleasant Valley Children, Sore Throat, Crowpeople.
THE EAST: Stupids, Extreme Noise Terror, Annihilated, Deviated Instinct, Default, The Uprising, Heavy Discipline.
THE SOUTHEAST: Snuff, Insight, Long Cold Stare, Bad Dress Sense, Trench Fever, Axegrinder, Gutrot, Sons Of Bad Breath / Eat Shit, Decadent Few, Pro Patri Mori, Atavistic.
THE SOUTH: Insurrection, Salad From Atlantis, Immolato Tomatoes, Sleep, MTA, VDG, Corporate Grave, Haywire, Hate That Smile.
THE SOUTHWEST: Ripcord, Mad At The Sun, Smart Pils, Hippy Slags, Decadence Within, Prophecy Of Doom, Terrorain.
WALES: Cowboy Killers, The Abs, Anhrefn.
IRELAND: Paranoid Visions, Pink Turds In Space, FUAL.
SCOTLAND: Toxik Ephex, The Disturbed, Sedition.
Also features Earache, Peaceville, Manic Ears, and Meantime records interviews and discographies.