Taking its name from the Madness song of the same name, British photographer Gavin Watson’s (born 1965) Oh What Fun We Had! disrupts the popular notion of skinheads and council-estate residents as problematic figures, while still preserving the subversive character of the cult of youth.
Watson’s previous books on the subject, Skins (1994) and Skins & Punks (2008), established him as the great chronicler of skinhead culture. This new volume delves into his previously unseen archive to take on the gargantuan task of shifting the collective memory around key moments in British youth culture history, with a mesmerizing force of honesty and humanity.
Published by DJhistory.com. Text by Neville and Gavin Watson.
Acid House exploded in London and Manchester in 1988; then in 1989 the whole of the UK went raving. Raving ‘89 takes you through a year of suburban raves as seen through the eyes of former skinheads Neville and Gavin Watson, with 200 images that capture the essence of this explosive year: grimy warehouses, lasers, phones the size of bricks, general mayhem and more than a few crimes against fashion.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 9 x 9 in. / 192 pgs / 20 color / 160 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 2/28/2010 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2010 p. 158
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780956189615TRADE List Price: $29.95 CDN $35.00