The Art and Sound of the Bristol Underground

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A fascinating collection of flyers advertising secret parties on the Bristol circuit in the 1980s. Alongside a series of interviews with the people behind the leading hip hop crews of the day, influenced by the New York hip hop scene - it’s DIY ethos and sharp fashion, which seemed the natural successor to the anarcho punk, weird funk and dub reggae mash that had prevailed on the Bristol alternative scene. The result is a book that covers an area in Bristol's (and the UK's) musical development that has never before been documented. At the time the only publicity was word of mouth and flyers. Many of the artists behind the flyers such as FLX, Inkie and Nick Walker have gone on to gain national and international recognition, while many of the DJ's and crews grew morphed into successful groups such as Smith & Mighty and Massive Attack.

2nd hand stock, very good condition

128 pages

20cm x 22.5cm x 1.5cm